BS. The police are perfectly able to handle the massive gathering of a few dozen Klan members, who haven't done anything other than march in years. Not that I agree with them, but like the rest of us, they have the right to march.â€œThere was a real concern, like real vivid. A kind of tone that I had never heard by citizens of this city,â€ Dixon, 45, said. â€œI am no savior. I never went down there to play Rambo.â€
Fruitcake. Standing on a car and then blocking the street? I would expect he would have been arrested without the rifle.The warrant says Dixon â€" who says he stood on a car to warn people about the dangers of walking in the street â€" assisted in organizing and blocking public roadways â€œwhile armed with a semi-automatic weapon rifle capable of firing multiple shots within seconds, which upon observance by members of the public caused alarm and concerns for safety.â€
Like standing on a car yelling at people? Warning them to get off the street? Sounds like yelling "Fire" in a theater to me.â€œIn order to prove that offense, you need show that the person has gone beyond merely exercising their open right to carry into this somewhat difficult to define territory of promoting terror,â€ he said.
In 2016, there were 344 charges of going armed to the terror of the people, according to statewide information, Welty said.
The other misdemeanor stems from a 1981 law that prohibits weapons at parades, funeral processions, picket lines or demonstrations at any public place. The law doesnâ€™t apply to people with a valid concealed carry permit and a handgun at a parades or funerals.
Welty said statewide court data indicates the offense was charged â€œrarely, if ever,â€ in 2016, and the statute has never been cited in an appellate court opinion.
Dixon, who was downtown for about an hour, said he saw a motorcyclist wearing a Confederate flag on his leather vest swerve toward a few standing on the Main Street. He also saw a man standing across the intersection from Pinhook with his arm in his pocket, appearing to be pointing a handgun at people.
That last comment is interesting, because there were no protesters, only counter-protesters. So if he saw "chaotic, indeterminate, violent haze", it was because he was looking in a mirror. Like I said earlier, he's seeing things he wants to see.Less than a week before, Dixon had been in Charlottesville, Virginia, as a member of the ******* Revolt, a leftist organization that promotes community self-defense in the struggle against racism.
Dixon was among roughly 20 members, some armed, that provided security for counterprotesters when white supremacists and nationalists marched against the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in a local park.
â€œI have never seen this kind of chaotic, indeterminate, violent haze that just lingered over a city,â€ Dixon said.