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Law Prof Suggests Portland Needs Federal Intervention Over Antifa Violence


Added 07-09-19 10:38:02am EST - “"when people are permitted to hide their identities behind a mask, as antifa thugs are, no one gets caught"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Law Prof Suggests Portland Needs Federal Intervention Over Antifa Violence”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“when people are permitted to hide their identities behind a mask, as antifa thugs are, no one gets caught”

Scalia Law School professor F.H. Buckley thinks the attack on writer Andy Ngo provided tipping point against Antifa.

The savage beating of journalist Andy Ngo in Portland by far-left antifa rioters last Saturday shocked everyone. Well, conservatives anyway, plus a few honorable liberals. As the police stood by watching at a distance, masked thugs hit him, stole his camera and threw milkshake, rocks and eggs at him. He ended up in the hospital with a brain hemorrhage.

Criminal laws are supposed to deter criminal behavior. But that only works when the criminal gets caught and punished, and when people are permitted to hide their identities behind a mask, as antifa thugs are, no one gets caught.

Portland’s mayor, Ted Wheeler, has vowed to hold the offenders accountable. Let us know who the perpetrators are, he asked, and the city would hold them accountable — a supremely useless plea when dealing with a largely masked and anonymous group.

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