As a person who has routinely tried to live my life following the laws of our land and behaving as a productive and useful member of society, I have recently been appalled by the blatant acts of vandalism and violence that our cities are tolerating, acts which are generally masquerading themselves as protests on behalf of the victims of unlawful and excessive lethal force by the police.
These are not protests; these are riots.
Moreover, the great majority of those involved in these hostile actions are not law-abiding citizens. They are simply thugs and would-be gangsters, often incited into a frenzy by stupid and self-serving politicians or racial hucksters such as Barack Obama, Bill de Blasio, or Al Sharpton.
I am also disturbed by the fact that our cities and mayors continue to allow these riots to continue, with little or no opposition.
There is no reason whatsoever why these acts of violence should be tolerated.
Of course you have the right to protest; nobody is suggesting that anyone should deny you that right. However, your right to protest ends where my storefront—or my nose—begins.
That is precisely what we have failed to acknowledge.
What possible right do you have to vandalize and set fire to somebody’s home or place of business just because you think some police officer may have gone much too far in the subduing of a suspect?
Moreover, what gives you the right to ignore the rule of law in regards to the properly executed verdict from a court of law or a duly-appointed grand jury?
I think it’s about time that our major cites refused to allow these crimes to continue.
The protestors should be allowed to assemble,chant, make speeches, or do anything they want to do that doesn’t violate the law. However, when the first egg or rock is thrown, the police should immediately utilize force to break up the assembly.
Their actions should even be harsher when the protesters dare to commit a crime.
No doubt some of you will disagree with this, but I believe outlaws should be dealt with as outlaws and acts of force should be met with overwhelming force.
Since when did the phrase, “To Protect and To Serve” mean that we must protect and serve those who are setting fires, looting stores, and harming innocent citizens?
If I was in one of those cities and I had a place of business, you can be certain that I would be sitting on the rooftop, surrounded by a number of weapons and prepared to take on all comers.
I wouldn’t simply sit back, hide out, and allow my life’s work and only means of support to be destroyed by a bunch of vicious thugs, who are only using this situation as a convenient excuse to rape, rob, and pillage.
That is precisely how the police need to deal with them as well.
Whenever the police are forced to confront protesters who are looting, setting fires, overturning cars, or committing acts of vandalism, then they should give them a verbal warning that they have 30 seconds to disperse, or they will fire a single burst of lethal gunfire into the crowd.
Then they should fire another round every thirty seconds thereafter, if the first one fails to send the animals back to their holes.
I have a hunch that there would never be any reason for the police to fire a second round of gunfire.
And whether or not you agree with me, that is the only effective means to stop this foolishness and restore law and order to your city.
People that are truly concerned about abuses by the police can make their voices heard in ways that don’t require them to commit acts of crime, vandalism, and violence.
Are there some police officers out there who deliberately abuse their authority?
Of course there are.
But I dare say the great majority of police officers are good people, brave, selfless, and daring souls who rush towards the sound of gunfire while most people are running away.
In addition, the other kinds of lawmen need to be identified and permanently driven from the ranks of law enforcement.
However, you certainly don’t correct these situations or remove these officers from the force by looting and burning the businesses of independent citizens.
Those are clearly the actions of the lawless, not the law-abiding.