Earlier today, Big League Politics reported that “Squad” member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) is helping to raise funds on behalf of ANTIFA terrorists who attacked law enforcement at the “Straight Pride Parade” in Boston, MA this past weekend.
She posted a link on her Twitter account to a crowd-sourcing page for ANTIFA to raise bail money for the terrorists who attempted to stop the lawful event from taking place with force:
Join me right now in making a contribution. TY to the allies & accomplices who stood in the gap & laid their bodies on the line today in affront #LGBT hate march. To everyone feeling unseen & vulnerable today…we got you. Equitable outrage. Our destinies & freedoms are tied. https://t.co/xwHQDX7UG2
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) August 31, 2019
Law enforcement personnel in Boston are outraged at Pressley for supporting the domestic terrorist group, and are calling her out for her despicable actions.
Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association president Michael Leary wrote her a scathing letter on Tuesday, demanding that she stop fundraising for ANTIFA terrorists who viciously attacked law enforcement:
Dear Representative Pressley:
I am writing on behalf of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association to strongly protest your decision to urge your constituents to contribute to a bail fund for protesters arrested this weekend during the Straight Pride rally in downtown Boston. The Police are assigned to work at these kind of events in order to keep the peace and control any crowds or disorder. Whether someone was there as part of the rally or as a counter protest, the Boston Police officers are there to treat all the same and to maintain order. My members have informed me that the individuals who were arrested on Saturday were not peaceful protesters but were committing crimes of assault against Boston Police Officers. In fact at least four officers were injured by actions of some of the protesters. These officers were screamed at, abused and fought by these so-called peaceful protesters. Your actions in support of these individuals serves only to encourage criminal and disruptive behaviors such as those suffered by my members this weekend. This attitude also further contributes to the growing we/they attitude against police officers in this Country. As an elected official and particularly as someone who has historically worked with the Boston Police Department and the BPPA as a member of the Boston City Council you should be working to encourage Boston city residents and visitors to respect and cooperate with Boston Police officers who are there to serve and protect. The BPPA supports the right of free speech, but free speech does not include the right to abuse and assault the men and women who are appointed to keep the peace.
I urge you to reconsider your support of the protest bail fund. Instead, I hope you will make it clear to your supporters that you don’t approve of violent behavior against public safety personnel.
Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association
As of Tuesday night, Pressley still has the tweet up in defiance of Leary’s wishes. State Sen. Dean Tran of Fitchburg is proposing a ban on masked activism to prevent violent displays from ANTIFA terrorists and other gangs of thugs in the future.
It is time, federal, state, and local to make it illegal to cover your faces in public events and demonstrations. A danger to public safety and our police officers. No one or group is above the law. pic.twitter.com/bAfiWOJcWq
— Senator Dean Tran (@SenatorDeanTran) September 2, 2019
“I’m a big supporter of the freedom to assemble, but the freedom to assemble does not guarantee you the right to disguise yourself and inflict harm on others,” Tran said to the State House News Service on Tuesday.
“I’ve seen actions that have been taken by ANTIFA and I compare those actions to the same actions as groups like the KKK,” Tran added. “We’re in a different era; back then the KKK did not agree with other races and they used violence to convey their messages. Now we’re seeing groups similar to that, and that is the ANTIFA, now they use the same tactics but against people who don’t share the same beliefs and views.”
More animus is building against ANTIFA on a national level, as people are becoming alarmed about the violent threat that these terrorists pose. Once President Donald Trump designates them as a terrorist group at the federal level, principal organizers can be arrested and funding sources can be punished.
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