There is a well-established legal definition of incitement to violence, and it involves three parts (1) that the person is directly being encouraged (or "incited") to commit some act of violence, and (2) there is a clear and present danger that the person will commit the act, and (3) that the person does, in fact, commit the act. The image does not show a sucker punch but an elbow the 78 year old man who walked from middle of the seating to get to the aisle and elbowed in the face a peaceful protester. A move that is not even allowed in MMA.
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Culture of fear (or climate of fear) is the concept that people may incite fear in the general public to achieve political goals. Tell them they are attacked, denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and for exposing the country to danger.
O’Keefe Video Sting Exposes Democrats’ Effort to Incite Violence at Trump Rallies
I saw that video where all a person has to do to 'incite' is to where a t-shirt that says your for abortion. I calling it egging on, not incite
WIkileaks PROVES James O’Keefe Right – Dem Leaders Were Organizing Anti-Trump Protests
If you're not a liberal, you don't have free speech. You're automatically racist and a bigot. Sad.
The horror is that in the name of tolerance, liberals are destroying the rights they say they want to protect like speech, association and religion. They are brownshirts wearing shirts saying the conservatives are the fascists.
Activists, demonstrated at events for Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Martin O'Malley. Nobody was assaulted.The candidates themselves never suggested or inferred that violent retribution would be their preferred response
Peaceful? It didn't look peaceful on my the video I saw. Please stop with this peaceful protest bs. I'm tired of liberal jerks being defended for being, well, jerks.
I could tell you the sky is blue and you'd debate the shade.
Five arrests In Chicago. The fire department said three people, including a police officer, were injured.
5 out of thousands and thousands, and one of those 5 was a reporter for the Trump campaign. If the entire thing was so not peaceful there would have been more arrests.
He may be saying inflammatory things, but one chooses how one reacts to it.
While people are responsible for their own actions, Donald Trump is knowingly creating the conditions and making the statements that have brought us to this point.
I don't think so. Donald Trump did not start this. Black people are also responsible for their actions, all races are.
I said the same thing about Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. And i say yes. He's got a lot of influence and as he said, his people follow him no matter what. So when he says punch em in the face, if you hurt them I'll pay your lawyers fee, he is inviting.
Yes I took a some time to look at what he said at different places. Trouble is that there is no causal connection. He did not invite the protesters. And he did not ask them to punch someone. And he said he would punch them. Very interesting. Maybe
The disruptions and attacks at Trump rallies are an extension of the leftists at colleges attacking people who expressing rightwing opinions like Milo Yianopolis' tour. They show up and disrupt events, throw blood, threaten violence to prevent events
"If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them. Just knock the hell out of them. I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees." - TRUMP Feb1 2016
I don't think there were any acts of violence on Feb 1st. It does not get to carry over -- I wouldn't think. It sure is a close call. He is not inciting the protesters. That makes a difference. They are there for disruption.
+Eric Dierker http://www.vox.com/2016/3/12/11211846/donald-trump...
Thanks for that it was illustrative. And now I say for sure he did not incite. Rhetoric. And it clearly had no direct cause as to what happened in Chicago. Only 5 out of thousands doesn't sound like they were incited.
You know what? People shouldn't be storming a rally. If you hate Trump and his supporters stay the hell away from them. Why would you go to one and start stuff? What did they expect?
+Lolita Monroe Because the protesters are refusing to tolerate intolerance. Separation & alienation by 'Othering' protesters as 'bad people', Trump wins yet more votes by fanning popular fears of violent chaos. Rise to power by fear is scary.
Would you walk in a lions den because you hate lions?
Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours.
I'm not making any negative comments about anyone. I'm not spreading rumors. I'm calling it as I see it.
+Lolita Monroe Thank you for your comments.
Your 3 parts have also been applied and held unconstitutional as an abridgement of Freedom of Speech. Clearly, Trump made no incitement of violence. It seems like your ? is an untenable reach.
“Freedoms of speech and press do not permit a State to forbid advocacy of the use of force or of law violation except where such advocacy is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action.”
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