What has sleazy authoritarian liar Bill Barr been up to today? Well, since we live i the stupidest timeline:
The Trump administration on Monday declared that Attorney General William Barr has the power to label any city in the United States an “anarchist jurisdiction” based on any factors he “deems appropriate.”
Barr applied the label to Seattle on Monday, saying that the six-block Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) area, which was cleared nearly three months ago, has pushed the entire city into the realm of anarchy.
Barr also labeled New York City and Portland “jurisdictions permitting violence and destruction of property,” citing local efforts to cut police department budgets in New York and the weeks of often violent protests in Portland.
The designations come as President Donald Trump has increasingly seized on this summer’s protests against police brutality and systemic racism as fuel for his reelection campaign. He’s pounced on images of property destruction and violence from some of protests, warning ominously that the clashes happening under his watch are a harbinger of what’s to come in “Joe Biden’s America.”
The moves could also be the first step in a push by the administration to cut federal funding to the cities, all of which have opposed Trump politically. Earlier in his administration, Trump attempted to cut federal funding to so-called “sanctuary cities,” like Seattle, which largely refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those defunding efforts have largely been blocked by courts.
You know, I’m beginning to think that Republicans didn’t disembowel the Voting Rights Act because of a sincere commitment to the Equal Sovereign Dignity of the states.