Boing Boing, “In America, “proximity and shared values” is all it takes to turn protesters into felons”

There was, indeed, some disorderly conduct: a few windows smashed, a single cop hit by a single projectile. The people who did that smashing and throwing would probably have faced charges at any time in American history. What’s different this time is that everyone dressed the same way as them — people in “black bloc” garb — were charged as co-defendants, on the basis that they held anarchists beliefs and associated with people whose similar beliefs led them to commit alleged crimes.
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