If Democrats get their way, there will be no link at all to their heinous past.
They are the party of slavery, the KKK, and of course lynching.
So when a black woman was arrested for “lynching” under a strange law, the Democrats were quick with “damage control.”
As reported in Yahoo:
When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn’t charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace.
They charged her with felony lynching.
No one was killed or even hurt in the demonstration. But the 20-year-old woman was booked under a 1933 section of the California penal code that applies the word “lynching” to the crime of attempting to seize someone from police custody.
While the offense was later downgraded to something more conventional, the use of the lynching charge incensed many community leaders and led California lawmakers to unanimously vote to strike the term from the books. The measure won final approval last week and is now before Gov. Jerry Brown.
“To come full circle 2015 and have a woman of color charged with that crime — the irony was not lost on me,” said state Sen. Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles, the black legislator who introduced the bill. She said that although the code was originally designed to protect African- Americans in police custody, the word “lynching” should no longer be attached to the law.
Among others distressed by the charge against Hampton was Mayor Kevin Johnson, a black man who likened the terminology to another painful vestige of the nation’s racist past: the Confederate flag, which is coming down fast around the U.S. in the aftermath of the church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina.
The only question left is what will people named “Lynch” do?