So far, the majority of coverage of the Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018 is about how this bill relates to Antifa and other protesting. This bill bans fascist tactics (violence to deny rights) when using disguises. The other part of the bill grants immunity to “law enforcement” in executing the same fascist tactics against the people.
The bill frame fascist tactics by police as “lawful” despite everything that “law enforcement” does is purely legal and only under the color of law.
(b) Rule of Construction.–Nothing in this section shall be construed so as to deter any law enforcement officer from lawfully carrying out the duties of his office; and no law enforcement officer shall be considered to be in violation of this section for lawfully
carrying out the duties of his office or lawfully enforcing ordinances and laws of the United States, the District of Columbia, any of the several States, or any political subdivision of a State. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term `law enforcement officer’ means any officer of the United States, the District of Columbia, a State, or political subdivision of a State, who is empowered by law to conduct investigations of, or make arrests because of, offenses against the United States, the District of Columbia, a State, or a political subdivision of a State.”.
Put another way, “law enforcement” dressed in “uniform” disguises have total immunity in using violence to deprive the rights of people when protecting the United States when profiting personally from doing it (as a “job”). The “law enforcement” is literally protected a fascist rogue corporation posing as the US Government, and is then given total immunity to act as fascists so long as “its a job.”
Everything that “law enforcement” does is outside the “lawful” realm and sits squarely under “legal fiction” and “color of law.” Thus, so long as “law enforcement” (which is better called “legal enforcement”) can be framed a “legal and non-lawful” then this law can be used to prevent ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT from doing their job in using threats of violence and actual violence.