Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Imagine the Mayor of some Southern city announces Kamala Harris is not welcome in his town but since she’s coming, he extends an open invitation for all KKK to protest her visit in the spirit of “free speech.”
The city demands she post $1 million security bond “in case there’s trouble.” The police chief assigns dozens of cops to line the route Harris’ supporters must walk, wearing riot helmets, slapping nightsticks into their palms, holding the leashes of snarling police dogs, “to maintain public order.”
The Health Department temporarily closes all food vendors within several blocks and disables all restrooms in the rally building, for fear of a “potential cholera outbreak.”
Every one of these actions has some non-discriminatory reason. Would Harris have a valid complaint for voter intimidation? Would those actions be a violation of voters’ civil rights?
C-130s full of ACLU and Justice Department lawyers would be winging their way southward before the last porta-potty got chained up.