Flying intercourse toys, sirens and threats of violence in opposition to journalists. New Mexico’s 2022 marketing campaign season is off to fairly a begin.
Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales, amassing signatures for a mayoral bid in Albuquerque, was giving a speech on June 1 to an viewers of 70 when buffoonery turned to mayhem.
A dildo affixed to a drone appeared within the air as Gonzales was talking. (Is there video? Why certainly.) As reported by the Albuquerque Journal, when the venue’s proprietor grabbed the flying phallus (branded on Twitter because the “dongcopter”) out of the air, a person within the viewers tried to retrieve it, a scuffle ensued throughout which Gonzales was struck on his arm and the person was arrested.
Gonzales, a Democrat, has roused ire by, amongst different issues, refusing physique cameras for his officers, assembly with President Donald Trump in 2020 and welcoming federal brokers to Albuquerque as a part of the Trump Administration’s “Operation Legend.”
This was at a time when brokers had been brazenly focusing on Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, and the nation beheld the horrifying spectacle of peaceable protesters being hauled away by officers who wore no uniform or badge.
The proper to peacefully assemble and interact in political demonstrations is beneath assault, with a number of states enacting punitive measures, violent policing of demonstrators (who’re equated with arsonists and looters) and journalists more and more topic to arrest and felony prices. The train of the First Modification is much extra harmful than it was in my school years.