Raleigh Joins List Of Cities Preparing For Protests, Fencing Goes Up

From the link

Local law enforcement agencies said Tuesday that they’re prepared for any protests in downtown Raleigh in the next week or so as President Donald Trump leaves office.

After last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol stoked by Trump’s repeated claims to supporters of a “stolen” election, the FBI warned law enforcement nationwide on Monday of the potential for armed protests at all 50 state capitols before and after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

Permits for gatherings downtown on Saturday and on Jan. 23 have been requested from state officials, but it wasn’t clear Tuesday who filed the requests or whether they were related to any election-related protest.

“We are prepared, and we are ready,” Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said.

Baldwin said Raleigh leaders learned many lessons about responding to protests last summer, when rioters took over city streets, damaging and looting businesses and setting fires as they battled with police in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minnesota.

Two points. First, they’re putting up lots of fencing, despite telling us that fencing at the border doesn’t work (personally, I’ve said many times that there are better options than a border fence, but, I’m not going to get into that now). Second, I can guarantee that any conservative protests won’t become what the BLM/Antifa ones were, with the damage and looting and arson. If they do, I’ll not post about climate change for a month.

“Even though we are an open carry state, protesting with weapons is not legal, and we will be ready to deal with that situation,” Baldwin said.

Leave the guns at home, folks. This is not a 2nd Amendment protest. People carrying around their rifles during the Re-Open NC protests muddle the message badly.

They put up fencing around in D.C., and places like Arizona. Yet, the same Democrats told us that fences did not work. Huh.

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7 Responses to “Raleigh Joins List Of Cities Preparing For Protests, Fencing Goes Up”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Will TEACH have the courage to protest to save America from the Communist takeover?

    And how dare he vitiate the 2nd Amendment rights of NC “patriots” who are willing to lay down their lives to overthrow the “stolen” election and save America.

    Once again TEACH moves the goalpost from WALLS! to Fences. Does he agree that a sturdy fence backed by shoulder to shoulder peace officers will slow attacks by “patriots” intent on ransacking the State Capitol? Is he comparing that to an unguarded WALL! on the southern border with Mexico?

    N.B. – Most Americans regard the right-wing “patriots” (AKA, terrorists) as a greater threat than Mexicans.

  2. Hairy says:

    Will Teach himself probably won’t go
    He budget goes to abortion protests because ??? He always is critical of others who talk the talk but DONT walk the walk 100%

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    “So fences don’t work.”

    Good one Teach.

    Bwaha!

  4. Professor Hale says:

    Fences work just fine for law abiding people. Even velvet ropes. It’s only when people are intending to break laws that stronger measures are needed.

  5. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host wrote:

    “Even though we are an open carry state, protesting with weapons is not legal, and we will be ready to deal with that situation,” Baldwin said.

    Leave the guns at home, folks. This is not a 2nd Amendment protest. People carrying around their rifles during the Re-Open NC protests muddle the message badly.

    In the spring, and again on January 9th, there were visibly armed protesters at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky, and in neither case were any shots being reported as fired.

    Now, in the spring protest, the oh-so-horrible evil reich-wing protesters did hang Governor Andy Beshear (D-KY) in effigy, and the Governor called that “terrorism,” as though hanging people in effigy isn’t something with a long, long history in American protest.

    Oddly enough, the left never combitched when the younger President Bush was hanged in effigy, or President Nixon, or President Reagan, nor did they do anything but laugh when Kathy Griffin posted a photo of her holding a decapitated head resembling President Trump. They did whime when President Obama was hanged in effigy, because that was somehow different.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Remember the banishment for life of Barack, the Rodeo Clown.

      God are these people cry baby hypocrites.

      Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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