I guess we are just not going to agree on this one brother.No, of course not, and I did not imply that rioters should be allowed to run free and create mayhem.
There are riot control techniques that can be used - but to use there there must be riot control presence. It appears Minneapolis and the state were caught flat-footed, however.
As for riot control, it's not my wheelhouse, but I'm pretty sure that there are other techniques instead of state actors shooting looters.
Really, what do you think will happen if pictures of dead looters with national guard in the background are televised? Come on. You'll have riots in every major metropolitan area, and those riots will make Minneapolis look like child's play.
The bottom line was Trump's "looting starts/shooting starts" was an empty threat, and it created a huge distraction that he doesn't need right now.
The NG has options that you and I don't have. I don't have a water cannon, tear gas, etc. Nor do I have the ability for show-of-force that they do. I'm not saying firearms are never an option, only that, as you say, they should be the last resort.I don't understand why you think it is okay for someone to shoot looters to protect their property, but not okay for the National Guard to do the same thing to protect lives and property.
That is what they are there for. I do believe it will be the tool of last resort. Please do not use the Kent State example, they were unarmed student protesters not rioters and looters wishing to cause mayhem.
What would you think if a guard unit just stood there and did nothing while your place was being burned down.
Just messing with you my friend!Hey now....
Remember, I'm on these boards, I'm no shrinking violet. If someone approaches you with harmful intent, I fully expect you to end them....
One of the local bakers said it best about his business, "let it burn down, they deserve justice."
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Looting leads to shooting, and that’s why a man was shot and killed in Minneapolis on Wednesday night - or look at what just happened in Louisville with 7 people shot. I don’t want this to happen, and that’s what the expression put out last night means....
That sounds like a cop out, pun intended.Nobody is harder on bad cop than good cops. What people do not understand, the cop they don't like, that are jerks, the other cops don't like them either.