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RosaReborn wrote

any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States

I don't want to be pedantic but are all US laws written using masculine pronouns as the assumed subject?

This is truly a disgusting law regardless. The state will arrest you regardless if they have any proof of illegal acts, and now just wearing a mask is an illegal act so they will scoop up everyone. Also the vague language will certainly let right-wingers get off the hook

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bloodrose wrote

The state will arrest you regardless if they have any proof of illegal acts, and now just wearing a mask is an illegal act so they will scoop up everyone.

Um no, so this is actually sentencing guidelines. This adds additional sentencing to any criminal act if the act was performed while in disguise or a mask (2 years additional). This is like hate crimes which is title 18, United States Code chapter 13 section 249, the section they are purposing adding this language after. Hate crimes is an additional sentencing if one can be proven to have performed a crime against another because of the factors laid out in section 249.

It will only matter if one is caught. I believe they never caught the guy who punched Richard Spencer since he was masked up. However, I think the additional two years sentencing is more jail time than it would have been to be caught punching Richard Spencer.