I know this is a sensitive subject… but this polarizing election is driving me nuts. Everyone I know is either extreme right or extreme left. No one I know is middle of the road on topics. People that are far left appear to be the worst and most vocal. Celebrities are in your face all the time making you feel like a moron if you respect those in law enforcement or the military. We are not sweeden. This country is too diverse and large to go without any law and order. Because of the freedoms we have under the constitution, we have many rights that other countries do not have. Protesting freedoms tend to bring out the violent and the opportunists. These people are the ones that make “peaceful protest” look bad. I was watching so many outlets recently showing looters and violent protesters breaking into high end stores and stealing whatever they wanted without resistance and they did it just because they could. To hear people say that they had the right to do that and that the business owners are insured just shows their ignorance. Insurance does not cover that shit and these stores will close because of the loss. Good job… you just turned your city into a slum war zone. What is worse is that these oportunists come from outside the city to take advantage of a sad situation. The unjustified shooting or death of a black man is horrible and should not be tolerated. But why am I seeing more white people stealing from the Vans shoe store? Opportunity. Cars with get away drivers are pulling up in front of the apple store and the luis vuitton store so people can just break the window… get what they want and get the hell out. In no way does one wrong justify the other. Then you have celebrities contributing to the bail out funds for the looters that actually got caught vandalizing and looting. That sends the wrong message.
I am all for funds to bail out peaceful protesters. Those that are arrested because of a “sit in” or a similar misdemeanor charge. Yes. Get them out. Those that busted the window of the Apple store and stole 50 iPhones just because they could should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and be made to pay restitution. Right is right and wrong is wrong.
It is that simple. Dont make it muddled and complicated.