I recently wrote about the limited coverage of violence by anti-Trump individuals and groups. A number of such cases are pending in Orange County where Trump supporters were attacked while trying to attend a rally. One conviction was recently handed down again for Jessica Aguilar, 23, of Sacramento. She slapped a man twice across the face during the March 25, 2017 rally at Bolsa Chica State Beach and was found guilty Wednesday of one misdemeanor count of battery. This is clearly a problem on both sides and it is continuing to spread, including 13 arrests in Oregon at the rallies this weekend with the seizure of various weapons.
According to The Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Aguilar was sentenced to 20 days in jail, 10 days of community service, and three years of probation, but that sentence will be vacated if she completed community service.
As previously discussed, groups like Antifah are premised on anti-speech values. It goes beyond that group however. There are other groups and individuals who view their opposition to Trump as a warrant for uncivil and even violent actions like Aguilar.
There is a rising intolerance in this country for opposing views and a selective coverage of those engaging in violence at rallies and speeches.
In this case, 2000 people appeared at the March 2017 rally and anti-Trump protesters tried to prevent the march. Three anti-Trump protesters were charged with felonies, including using pepper spray on Trump supporters.