Only in America
▪ Tennessee lawmakers have proposed making it legal for drivers to run over protesters who block public streets. The Republican-sponsored legislation would protect motorists from civil liability if a protester were injured, provided the driver exercised “due care.” The bill comes 10 days after a car ran into people at a Nashville protest against President Trump’s travel ban. Similar driving laws have been proposed in five other states.
▪ A group of Pennsylvania high school students celebrating “Hick Night” taunted black players on a rival basketball team. Sporting flannel shirts, camouflage hats, and a Trump sign, the 60 students from Connellsville yelled “Build the wall!” and “Get them out of here!” until school officials intervened. “I’ve never seen so many racist and hate-fueled comments,” one parent said.