Well, I’m back to watching this show again. I’ll have to concede to the fact that I’ll need to. (Back To DitchThePress!)
The Dallas Morning News posted an article about the protests over excessive force in the Arlington area. Here’s some stuff I added to the comments section of that post:
Go out to some convenience store this afternoon and push the manager around when he asks you to pay for your merchandise. Follow that up by ignoring the cop who tells you that you can’t walk down the middle of Greenville Avenue, maybe even shooting him the bird, and as he approaches you, try wrestling his gun away from him. Severe consequences at very least – maybe even loos of your life.
After that, go into a man’s store and buy a pack of cigarettes for, say, $7.50, and go out and hang out in front of his store and peddle the cigarettes for a dollar apiece to passersby, and when the cops that he calls on you show up to arrest you for breaking a law that your state legislature enacted (that the cops had no hand in), and you try to fight them off in resisting arrest, there are apt to be consequences.
But, too feeble minded to fathom plain reasoning, we go out and march and chant our stupid slogans, bringing loss and hardship to the innocent who’ve had no hand in the incidents, calling for the rewriting of a justice system for those who expect to break the laws with impunity.