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)

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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