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Anarchy in America… again!

September 21, 2016

Where does the rule of law say it is OK for civilians to shut down a road?

Sixteen police officers were injured during another fine example of respect for the rule of law in Charlotte, North Carolina after a police involved shooting. The victim Keith Scott was killed by a black police officer while the police were attempting to serve a warrant on another suspect. The incident sparked an immediate protest of what was perceived as the wrongful shooting by the police of an innocent man.

One demonstrator remarked on a Facebook broadcast, “We ain’t playin’ no motherfuckin’ games, nigga!”, trying to incite other protesters even though the the officer responsible for the shooting was also a black man. Some of the protestors filmed themselves throwing rocks off an I-85 overpass striking motorists below, and later protesters closed down I-85 and looted and burned tractor trailers and their loads. The protestors then went on to loot a nearby Walmart breaking the windows and running off with TV’s and computer gear.

Ironically right after the Charlotte mayors press conference asking for calm and to wait for the facts to be released an activist group held its own news conference, urging the black community to start an economic boycott of white-owned businesses even though the policeman who shot Scott was black.

Yes I can see the frustration of the black community over the death of another black man by law enforcement but why show this frustration through violence to other innocent people and why destroy the town you live in? Do these communities have no common sense or respect for rule of law or are they incited by a few criminals to do this violence?

We have seen this violence from Ferguson, Mo., to Baltimore to Chicago and elsewhere over police involved shootings but I have to ask why no mass demonstrations in Chicago over the hundreds of murders of black men by other black men. Or maybe it is just that when a police officer is involved you have a right to act like an asshole and destroy other peoples property.

If people only riot after a police involved shooting

does this mean that it is ok for black men to shoot other black men?

I am sorry I do not see the difference.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. tcriggs permalink
    September 22, 2016 6:44 am

    Yet again. Terrible news. I share your confusion and angst about this… All we can do is wish the cities well, send our prayers, however we do that… these tensions have been building for years. There are multiple issues at play here…

    The rhetoric being passed around, regardless of the issue, is fueling a lot of this. Civility begins with what we say to one another… and how and what we expect from others. I’m just shaking my head at this point.

    Thanks for sharing this… I’ve been avoiding the news this week. :-/ I probably should be paying more attention right now though.


  2. September 22, 2016 8:33 am

    Regardless of initial appearances I do not believe these events are based upon race. Yes, the agitators that move in as soon as something as sad as these incidents occur are black and they attempt to use race as a means to hype the crowds but the ultimate outcome has more to do with people that feel no real hope regarding their lives. The lame-stream media stoke these flames with cherry picked reporting and we have a president and administration that harp on ‘social justice’ and push the concept that the black race is ‘owed’ something from whites. Instead of sitting down and working within the system to make changes when so many are obviously needed the agitators would rather work for anarchy. Some things just never seem to change; I remember Detroit, LA, Newark and Miami all too clearly…


  3. September 22, 2016 9:57 am

    I’m not at all for this. I’m a peace loving Canadian. I hope Trump get’s in so he can build that wall. ( tongue in cheek) However, this whole thing stinks! But very little change has ever happened through gentle and peaceful protest. This protest only got the attention it did because of the amount of violence and destruction It’s what sells papers. It also brings to the forefront once again the question of POLICE violence. Perhaps it is a catalyst to make people think and wonder that perhaps the United Nations and 117 other countries where right to slam the American Police “for gross human right violations and brutality against the civilian population” whether the cop is black, white yellow, red. The attention is being drawn to police violence.
    Again, I don’t agree with violence in any way. I wish we could all sit around a table drink some wine sing Kumbaya, and live happily ever after. However, that’s not the world we live in. A voice needs to be heard, and peaceful movements seldom achieve much.


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