New Bill Would Kick Rioters Off Unemployment, Up Fines To Pay For More Police

New Bill Would Kick Rioters Off Unemployment, Up Fines To Pay For More Police

This article contains obscenities and a distant video of a vigilante shooting.

A new bill introduced by Indiana Republican Rep. Jim Banks Friday would kick those convicted of rioting and looting off unemployment insurance while spiking fines for such individuals to the cost of the damage they caused. The money raised under the “Support Peaceful Protest Act” would go directly to the very organizations rioters are destroying their communities to defund: federal law enforcement.

“Antifa thugs are descending on suffering communities, disrupting peaceful protests and leaving violence, looting and vandalism in their wake,” Banks, a Navy veteran, said in a Friday statement. “They turned Milwaukee, Seattle, and Portland into warzones, and now they’re moving the chaos to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Who knows which community is next?”

The bill’s introduction came before another weekend of violent unrest swept through several of the nation’s major cities. In Portland, demonstrations turned deadly when a member of the right-wing group “Patriot Prayer” was executed by militant anarchists for riding in a pro-Trump car caravan parading through the city waving American flags Saturday.

The man’s death was celebrated by the left-wing Portland revolutionaries increasingly out for blood as the news broke, provoking one demonstrator to shout through a bullhorn, “I am not sad that a f-cking fascist died tonight,” which met with cheers from the social justice warrior militia.

According to the Associated Press, more than 10,000 people were arrested in the initial days of the George Floyd riots alone, with thousands more to come in the months to follow as the nation suffers a historic summer of civil unrest. Police say they’ve arrested at least 175 in Kenosha, 102 of which held addresses from out of state across 44 different cities.

Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at [email protected]
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