Black Republican Crys Out after Police stopped them from Campaigning

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According to LifeNews, Ryan Rhodes, leader of C3 PAC, told reporters on Monday that cops have harassed them in their door-to-door campaign to elect Attorney General Josh Hawley to the United States Senate, unseating two-term Democrat Claire McCaskill.


“We’ve had cops coming up to these  black Republican canvassers in Missouri his alleged that police have been preventing them from campaigning against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

According to LifeNews, Ryan Rhodes, leader of C3 PAC, told reporters on Monday that cops have harassed them in their door-to-door campaign to elect Attorney General Josh Hawley to the United States Senate, unseating two-term Democrat Claire McCaskill.

“We’ve had cops coming up to these kids, harassing them, telling them they cannot go door-to-door or they will be arrested,” Rhodes said. “[The cops] know what [our canvassers] are doing. We’ve told them what they’re doing. The cops have been basically threatening these kids with arrest if they continue doing it.” he said.

“They’ll stop the African-American and they will not stop the white”

Missouri currently remains a swing state in Tuesday’s election, with polls showing McCaskill and Hawley in an even tie, or Hawley with a small lead.

Harassment of the canvassers allegedly began in late October, with police stopping them mid-route. Out of 40 canvassers in the area who claim to have been harassed, all of them have been black. C3 PAC claims they have experienced at least eight run-ins with police in the past three weeks.

To avoid the police, Long advised her black canvassers on staff to dress in more formal attire and finish the routes before dark. Aside from some conspiratorial action to keep McCaskill in power, Long says the police might be confused as to exactly what canvassers are doing. On several occasions, the police falsely asserted they need a permit, which they do not, since canvassing is protected by the 1st Amendment.

The alleged harassment from police began in late October. As canvassers worked their neighborhood routes, they say police have increasingly stopped them and said they weren’t allowed to be walking around — despite political canvassing being protected under the First Amendment.

Black canvassers in Missouri have been subjected to other racist episodes, with a large amount of the animosity coming from Democratic voters who aren’t exactly thrilled to see them. One canvasser says he was faced with an unfortunate incident when he knocked on the door of a white woman during a Monday morning route.


 

“No, I’m not voting for the Republican Party,” the canvasser claims she said. “Will you please get off my property, black n****r.”

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