Today, it was announced that Donald Trump will answer to charges of inciting violence. Words that should not go without notice to many from Standing Rock.
Judge David J. Hale ruled against efforts by Trump’s attorneys to throw out a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters at a March 2016 campaign rally in Louisville. At the rally, Trump repeatedly said “get ’em out of here” before, according to the protesters, they were shoved and punched by his supporters.
Hale noted that “speech inciting violence” is not protected by the First Amendment and ruled that there is plenty of evidence that the protesters’ injuries were a “direct and proximate result” of Trump’s words.
“It is plausible that Trump’s direction to ‘get ’em out of here’ advocated the use of force,” Hale wrote. “It was an order, an instruction, a command.”
Jeff Klusmeier, chairman of Young Professionals for Trump who organized the rally, told the Courier-Journal he expects the case will eventually be dismissed.
“If anything, they should have been arrested,” he said of the protesters. “They took part in promoting violence. They got the reaction they were looking for.”
Official documentation was available here. It demonstrates the complexity of the defense.
We say, if you are one of the many from Standing Rock facing similar charges, follow the case. His attorneys have already dug up several cases protecting “Freedom of speech” and “Proof of Intent” that they feel will exonerate him.
Peace at Standing Rock