March 31, 2016

Stats: Thump rally thuggery

Daily Beast - The Daily Beast has kept a running tally of arrests and police reports filed in connection with Donald Trump rallies since January 2016. Thus far, we’ve found police-reported criminal activity (including assault, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and disturbing the peace) at a minimum of 12 of his rallies, resulting in 55 arrests or citations. The Beast has also found at least 12 reports filed by victims alleging they had been pushed, shoved, punched, called racial slurs, or had their signs ripped from their hands.

That means in total, police-reported crimes have occurred at one in seven of Trump’s rallies. But when you look at only the last month, the number jumps, suggesting a ramp-up in violence as Trump’s campaign gathers steam.

In March alone, police arrested someone or filed incident reports at eight of Trump’s 20 rallies, meaning one in every 2.5 recent rallies is the scene of criminal activity, usually as a result of protesters clashing with Trump supporters.

While police-reported activity is important, it hardly paints a complete picture of the violence one is likely to encounter at a Trump rally.

Even at rallies where law enforcement agencies reported no activity of note, local media documented situations that most people would consider to be unsafe.


Anonymous said...

I have read that the "in-power party"(DNC and RNC are 2 extremes of the same party) and others are spending at least $200,000,000 to defeat Trump. The Chamber of Commerce has chipped in $100,000,000. Now why do you think the Chamber has become involved...?

I've also read that their protestors are the ones causing MOST of the problems at the Trump rallies. They cause the problems and Trump supporters get blamed. Perfect....

Anonymous said...

Protesting at someone else's political rally has always been a good way to get beat up. There were frat rats at a Kerry rally here in town in 2004 that were upset with how they were treated by the journeymen plumbers when when the frat rats started acting up. This all smells to me.