In 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. led marchers to the Dallas County Courthouse in Selma, Alabama to demand their right to vote. When they got there, they were arrested. That arrest, and the police brutality that followed it, galvanized the nation and forced passage of the Voting Rights Act.
Crimes of Moral Turpitude need to be rigorously applied to politicians/bureaucrats who pretend they are enacting democracy while enforcing authoritarianism.
I agree with the article, and admired Dr.King and his methods very much. I just don’t think it would work with this group. Non-violence protests usually work because the problem being protested causes people’s conscience to get the better of them, forcing change. And that’s the problem, this group doesn’t have a conscience, and won’t listen to people who do.