The perpetually aggrieved currently have their knickers in a collective bunch again. This time over the decision of a Missouri grand jury to follow the law instead of sacrificing a police officer to mob rule . . . and they of course are exhibiting their displeasure by rioting and looting.
The officer whose head they (and our faux president and his felonious attorney general) have been demanding put down a guy that the media persists in describing as "an unarmed black teenager." Nowhere do they mention the young thug's criminal history and proclivities, that he clearly was attacking the officer, or that the punk was a huge, hulking, and aggressive menace.
We once were wise enough to deal with and end riots quickly with effective force.
Now, according to our faux president and his official enforcer, we are supposed to exercise restraint. Never mind that going easy on mobs prolongs riots and encourages and results in more of them — more deaths, more injuries, and more property losses (especially at this time of year when the rioters go out carrying their holiday looting lists).
I, for one, would go back to the old practice and shoot rioters down in the streets like the mad dogs they are. Alternatively, we could just encircle and confine them in and to their own turf, letting them kill and maim each other and burn and destroy everything in sight in their limited home areas. And I wouldn’t lift a finger or expend a cent on any restorative efforts.