But aren’t republicans viewed as the “law and order” party? Honestly, I think this transcends politics. We’ve created these giant police forces (because we’re obsessed with “security” now”), and they need something to keep them busy.
I tend to think of it as leftwing because of my personal experience. A very good friend of mine was swatted because of local politics. He went against the left wing city council, and while it’s too long a story, he ended up with cops on his roof and at his front door, guns drawn. Miracle he wasn’t killed. A perfectly decent man who almost had his life destroyed.