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Reporting on guns/gun culture for @GunsReporting + @kbsx915 from Boise, Idaho. Was @starsandstripes in Iraq, Afghanistan, DC. Tips? heathdruzin@boisestate.edu
1 Aug
Sparse crowd for the COVID skeptic rally in Twin Falls today organized by the John Birch Society and featuring Lt Gov McGeachin and at least 7 GOP lawmakers. #idpol #idleg #COVID19 #idahoCovid19
Guys with ear pieces wearing III% militia gear appear to be providing security. And Idaho III% president Eric Parker was scheduled to speak, although not seeing him as of yet.
Almost no masks, lots of hugs and handshakes, no distancing as Idaho’s. COVID-19 cases continue to spike.
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23 Jun
Heading to the Idaho Capitol for a rogue legislative session with far-right lawmakers opposed to @GovernorLittle's stay at home order where Ammon Bundy has promised to provide "crowd control." A twist: with Ada County's rollback to Stage 3, more than 50 people would be illegal.
Packed gallery. Few masks, zero social distancing.
I count 14 legislators so far but there are other meetings happening in the building.
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2 May
Smaller crowd than the Disobey Rally, roughly 250 people at today’s protest to open up Idaho. Almost no masks, no social distancing.
There is a kind of meta aspect to the rally: lot of complaints about heavy handed tactics by police, but police are standing by while nearly every participant violates the same governor's order they say is unconstitutional. #IdahoCovid19 #Covid_19
Rep. Christy Zito (R-Hammett) is addressing the crowd. She was also at the Disobey Rally.
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