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Re: “Meet the Tennessee Lawmakers Who Think Running Over Protesters Should Be Protected

YouTube: TNGOP Rep. Matthew Hill's Racist "Obama Birther" Rhetoric

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Posted by GotNoUseForGOP on 08/23/2017 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Meet the Tennessee Lawmakers Who Think Running Over Protesters Should Be Protected

A very specific problem with HB0668 codswallop legislation sponsored by Rep. Matthew Hill is that he does not know the definition of many big words --- in this case, the word "riot" --- as defined by the Tennessee Code. The jejune Jonesborough representative is essentially desiring the enactment of government inspried repraisals directed at protesters walking in the street who will be injured, maimed, or killed by counter-protesters driving motor vehicles.

The November 9, 2016 student protest in Nashville is well documented by "The Tennessean" and this publication describes these Broadway protesters defamed by Rep. Hill as consisting of approximately 100 local teenagers and Fisk University students (news photos suggest that these protesters were mostly young African-American females) who walked on Broadway with a metro police escort to the protest the policies of then U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

While these same Nashville protesters may have been "tumultuous" (loudly expressing their concerns), these "Not My President" student protesters were not reportedly engaged in any "violent conduct" (a specific element of the T.C.A 39-17-301 defining the word "riot") as falsely asserted by the Rep. Hill.

To be more specific, the Broadway student protestors were not engaged in activities that "damaged property, caused serious bodily injury to other persons, or substantially obstructed law enforcement or other governmental function", and more to the point, these Fisk University student protesters were reported as walking and working with the Nashville metro police escorts as to allow traffic to safely cross Broadway intersections along the entire protest route.

And unlike the perpetually petulant and spoiled Rep. Matthew Hill, I also imagine that most (if not all) of these Broadway student protesters do not have parents who own radio stations from which they can freely disseminate their own redress of grievances with government. Rep. Matthew Hill's filing of his mean-spirited HB0668 legislation appears to be racially motivated and would likely violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Hill files anti-protest, anti-abortion bills

Nashville students protest Donald Trump presidency
Ariana Maia Sawyer and Adam Tamburin, The Tennessean
Published 3:50 p.m. CT Nov. 9, 2016 | Updated 6:54 p.m. CT Nov. 9, 2016

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Posted by GotNoUseForGOP on 08/23/2017 at 5:37 PM


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