According to BLM (either Buy Large Mansions or Burn, Loot, Murder — opinions vary) the accepted protocol for a motorist trapped in one of its mostly peaceful riots is as follows: Your destination is not as important as our demonstration.
Keeping that in mind, motorists are not allowed to honk their horn. It interferes with the bullhorn.
Drivers are warned not to attempt evasive maneuvers that might endanger rioters. It’s hard enough to carry bricks and frozen water bottles without worrying about panicky drivers.
Instead motorists are ordered to wait patiently in their vehicle until riot participants can get around to smashing their car’s windows and dragging them out for a richly deserved beating. The only exception to this rule is if the trapped car is hit by a Molotov cocktail. In that instance passengers are urged to exit the vehicle because it’s dangerous for BLM supporters to beat someone who is also on fire.
The Oklahoma legislature took a look at the situation and decided to come down on behalf of the motorist and not the mob.
Fox News tells us Gov. Kevin Stitt just signed a bill into law "that increases the penalties for blocking roadways and grants immunity to motorists who kill or injure protesters on the road."
Specifically, "the bill would make blocking use of a public street a misdemeanor publishable by up to a year in prison or a $5,000 fine. The measure would also grant a motorist criminal and civil immunity if they kill or injure someone while fleeing from a riot."
Fleeing from a riot is only common sense and a form of self–defense. Innocent motorists trapped by a violent mob should not be penalized for protecting themselves.
Naturally riot supporters were so incensed by the bill’s passage they staged their own mini–insurrection in Oklahoma City. "[D]emonstrators angry about the legislation barged into the state capitol, prompting the House and Senate chambers to lock their doors. … Some protesters got into verbal altercations with lawmakers."
"You are a [bad word] disgrace to the whole country!" one shouted towards the legislators. The group then tried to get into the Senate chamber, which had locked its doors."
What’s interesting about this response to our nation’s year of rioting is the bill wasn’t passed in any of the states were motorists have been attacked by violent mobs.
Drivers and their families are remain on their own in California, Minnesota, New York and Illinois.
There, the law–abiding still have a lower priority than the law–breaking.
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