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Lena Rothman: A Trump Supporter Assaulted Me at a Rally -- Then Police Arrested Me Instead of Him

DU's conservative trolls will love this!!!! Hopefully more of the fascists that won't let Trump tell everyone how it is will get arrested as well. Violent fucking hippies!!!!

As violence broke out at a Trump rally in Costa Mesa, California, on Thursday night, we take a look at the increasingly hostile atmosphere that protesters are encountering at Trump’s events. Last month, one of Trump’s supporters was caught on video sucker-punching an anti-Trump protester at a rally in Tucson. But there was another assault at that rally that few heard about. Lena Rothman says she was assaulted by a Trump supporter, and when she reported the assault to police at the Trump event, she herself was arrested. For more, we speak with Lena Rothman.

AMY GOODMAN: I want to go to a slightly different subject. At a Donald Trump rally in Tucson last month, one of Trump’s supporters was caught on video sucker-punching an anti-Trump protester as he was being led away. Tony Pettway was arrested for misdemeanor assault and released. The protester, Bryan Sanders, was kicked out of the rally after chanting "Liar" and holding a sign that read, "Trump is bad for America." This is Bryan Sanders speaking after the rally.

BRYAN SANDERS: Donald Trump is perfectly welcome to go ahead and run for president. What he’s not welcome to do is to suggest that everybody who opposes him should be violently attacked, that he should be handed the presidency outside of the rules of his own party. I mean, this is sounding like 1933 up in here. And then you saw all hell break loose, this and that, and he’s stomping me. Incredible scenes. I understand that people support Donald Trump. But do they support this kind of scene, really? Donald Trump is associating himself with violent, extremist people, who are willing to go to any lengths, apparently.

AMY GOODMAN: That was Bryan Sanders, who was sucker-punched at the Trump rally. But there was another assault at the rally that you may not have heard about. Lena Rothman says she was assaulted by a Trump supporter. When she reported the assault to police at the Trump event, she herself was arrested. Lena Rothman is here with us. Lena, what happened? This was in March.

LENA ROTHMAN: Yeah, March 19th. I was on a staircase with other organizers and protesters, and this man came barreling down the staircase, pushing and punching people. And then, on—after a while, he made his way back up, and I was in his way. I couldn’t move over because there was a railing. And I got knocked down by him, and I hit my back on a post.

And I decided—after he had got up the staircase, I decided I wanted to take out a complaint, and I went looking for the police. And I went up to the balcony. I spoke to an officer, and I told him what happened. And he said he couldn’t file a complaint, he was busy, he couldn’t leave his post. So, then another officer came in, and I spoke to him. And I ended up speaking to six or seven different policemen to file the complaint, and they all said, no, they couldn’t leave their post, or they ignored me.

And then, finally, they steered me over to their supervisor. And I spoke to him, and I said I wanted to identify the guy, because people were leaving by this time. And when I identified him, I went running over, when I saw him come out. And the supervisor came in back of me, but he was really taking his time. So I was afraid the guy that had assaulted me was going to leave, so I kind of ran up to him. And I’m looking in back of me, and I’m saying, "This is him. This is him. This is the guy." And I ended up being arrested.

more: http://www.democracynow.org/2016/4/29/lena_rothman_a_trump_supporter_assaulted

Bet they had it coming to them!!!!

I cannot help but notice Caitlyn Jenner's stone silence regarding anti-LGBT/bathroom laws

And here she's got people thinking that Hillary doesn't care about others. Why the silence Caitlyn?

Could it be because Caitlyn is nothing more than an attention whore?

"Fiscally Conservative" - when have Conservatives ever been fiscally conservative?

Every time I hear someone say "I'm socially liberal but fiscally conservative" my stomach turns.

Because the only time conservatives save money is when they take it from people/programs that don't have any in the first place. If anything, conservative fiscal prowess seems to do the opposite - driving up deficits, price hikes, blowing money on wars, etc... none that involve saving money or using it wisely.

So tell us lurking wiser-than-thou conservative fiscal geniuses, when have Conservatives ever been "Fiscally Conservative"? When have they ever been smart with money? I've yet to see an example of either... from Nixon and beyond.

I wait with bated breath.

Trickle-down will be a success but raising the minimum wage, an economic disaster.

My apology for the meta-ish op but spare me, there isn't ONE INSTANCE where conservatives have been correct regarding economics or anything else for that matter.

I find the "Oh no! $15 is too high!" (paraphrasing) OPs very amusing. Trickle down has proven to be total bullshit... which can only mean that raising the minimum wage will work wonders. Hence the need to fight to the death to make sure it never comes to be.

Let me say, if there's one thing that conservatives actually conserve, it is MISERY. Not one redeeming success, not one positive contribution to humanity since Eisenhower.

Give it up already!

Happy Saturday.

GOOD: Newtown Teacher Charged With Bringing Gun To School

A middle school teacher was charged Wednesday after he was found carrying a gun at school, police said.

Officers were called to the school after officials called about 9 a.m. to say science teacher Jason M. Adams had come to the school with a concealed firearm, police said. Security personnel had detained him at that time.

After an initial investigation by police and school district administration, Adams, who has a valid pistol permit, was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds.


Sandy Hook Promise, a group formed after the 2012 shooting by several victims' parents, said in a statement: "We commend the Newtown Police Department and Newtown Public Schools for their thoughtful handling of the arrest of science teacher Jason Adams for violating the law by bringing a weapon onto school grounds."

more: http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-newtown-teacher-gun-arrest-20160406-story.html

Can someone cite instances of the world coming to the end due to a minimum wage increase?

I was just curious if everything came to a grinding halt the last time the minimum wage went up.

Thank you in advance.
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