It’s no secret that Democrats will stoop to insane lows in order to try and harass and intimidate their opposition and that’s exactly what Virginia Democrat Mike Dickinson has done with a recent tweet.
Dickinson is currently trying to unseat Republican Rep. Eric Cantor from his position in the House of Representatives and has already pulled some shady moves. While he’s not even on the ballot yet, it hasn’t stopped him from trying to wage a one-man war against the Tea Party.
His tweet said “Use the Supreme Court ruling to harass tea party members. When you see them call the police.”
Use the Supreme Court ruling to harass tea party members. When you see them call the police http://t.co/r8kGz0pc6h
— DickinsonForCongress (@VoteMike2014) April 27, 2014
What Dickinson has actually done is urged his supporters to violate Virginia law, which states that false reports to the police are a class 1 misdemeanor. The law states that it’s illegal to “knowingly give a false report as to the commission of any crime to any law-enforcement official with intent to mislead.”
In addition to giving false reports, the law states that it’s illegal to call the police “without just cause and with intent to interfere with the operations of any law-enforcement official, to call or summon any law-enforcement official by telephone or other means, including engagement or activation of an automatic emergency alarm.”
The SCOTUS ruling that Dickinson was referencing said that it’s okay for police to act on an anonymous tip in order to stop motorists who might be violating the law. What he fails to remember is that it’s not illegal to be a Tea Party member and calling the police on them will get his supporters arrested.
Dickinson is known for his out-there antics, and just as recently as Friday he urged his supporters to post the person information of known members of the Tea Party online such as their license plate numbers. Again this would be a violation of Virginia law since it considers such information to be privileged.
This is also the same man who came out with fierce attacks against Sarah Palin, the NRA, and other conservatives through Twitter not too long ago.
So as Dickinson continues down his irrational path of fighting a one-man war we can all rest assured that he’s destroying any chance he had at getting into office. Now if only the rest of the people in his party would follow suit.