A study released Friday seems to affirm what the news has been touting for a long time: incidents of violence increase when Trump brings a rally to town.
But there’s something missing.
The University of Pennsylvania published the study in the journal Epidemiology explaining an average of 2.3 more assaults being reported in cities hosting Trump rallies. The researchers found no link on the reverse side during Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign rallies.
So, who is the root of the violence? Don’t ask The New York Times, which reported on the study, astoundingly, without a single mention of antifa, BLM, or other leftwing domestic terrorist organizations who singularly have a penchant for showing up uninvited to throw punches at people they disagree with.
A list of 31 Trump rallies and 38 Clinton rallies held in cities were compared with assault data found online for the study. Typically, cities saw about 19.4 assaults, but on the day of a Trump campaign rally it rose to 21.7. Variables such as population size, day of the week, and data sources were factored into the equation as well.
The researchers concluded two possible explanations: The rise was due to either increased assaults at the Trump events themselves, or they took place elsewhere in the city when aggression spread like a “social contagion” brought in by either people wanting to see the future president speak, or hyper-aggressive elements on the left opposing Trump.
Perhaps one day they’ll solve the mystery.
Many of the same groups attempting to shut down conservative events have also been involved with or endorsed rioting over political issues in cities like Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri lasting for days, if not weeks.
During 2016 most media reports focused on simply “violence at Trump rallies,” rather than why the violence was instigated and who instigated it.
The study’s author points out the increase of arrests were not studied in all the cities and rallies. Also, increased police presents may have made people more likely to report assaults immediately on those particular days.
A postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania named Christopher Morrison proposed when only comparing the 2016 campaign rallies, “It appeared to be a phenomenon that’s unique to Donald Trump’s rally.”
This appears to be true. Pro-Trump events are routinely violently disrupted. Meanwhile conservatives largely have little interest in attending rallies for people they disagree with. But you won’t find that detail in pages of the New York Times.
While dozens of headlines proudly heralded “zero arrests” during the 2017 Women’s March in D.C., the days leading up to it saw over 200 angry Hillary supporters arrested at celebrations of Trump’s victory in the Capital.
Police deployed pepper spray and made numerous arrests in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president. Spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony.
DNC bottom-bitch and socialist Bernie Sanders also meets with few issues at public appearances all over the country. Yet, if any bestselling conservative authors threaten to speak at, say, Berkeley, there is sure to be masked antifa, BLM, and all manner of neo-Marxists ready to burn down the campus.
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In March 2016, a Trump rally in Chicago was cancelled after the two sides of the American political spectrum collided. In North Carolina someone protesting Trump was punched and one was kicked at a event in Arizona after taunting the crowd. That April, multiple Trump voters were attacked in California.
And even just this month, leftwing thugs doxxed, harassed, and physically intimidated private business owners in Arizona in an attempt to shut down a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos.
Perhaps another explanation exists for the disproportionate instances of violence at rallies held by the respective candidates in 2016: Hillary could barely draw a crowd of 100.
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