Monday, August 18, 2014
Restoring peace and order
Nothing justifies violence against anonymous neighbors (people, stores, neighborhoods) during a protest. Accidental breaking of a window or two is understandable. Protesters' looting and burning makes no sense. The victims of this are neighbors. Whatever happened to "sit-ins"? Let the police arrest non-violent protesters. That'll show the perpetrators -- the police or authorities, if that's what you want to believe -- and the news media what it's all about. If the mayor simply had sent NO police to the protests and/or had simply let the protests go beyond dusk, midnight, whatever, what would the outcome have been? Police and National Guard do not "restore peace and order" with armor and teargas.