Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump’s Election

And that may be the tip of the iceberg.

Simon Davis-Cohen and Sarah Lazare

A protestor raises his fist during the shutdown of highway I-94 on July 9, 2016 in St. Paul, Minn., in response to the police killing of Philando Castile. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

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Simon Davis-Cohen is editor of the Ear to the Ground newsletter, an exclusive civic intelligence” service that mines local newspapers and state legislatures from across the country.Sarah Lazare is web editor at In These Times. She comes from a background in independent journalism for publications including The Intercept, The Nation, and Tom Dispatch. A former staff writer for AlterNet and Common Dreams, Sarah co-edited the book About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War.
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