posted on Aug, 30 2020 @ 12:52 AM
why is this a shock to ANYONE.
look the reason "vigilantism" or "vigilante" is not accepted is because as a society today we depend on police to enforce the law / protect (within
reason) us from criminals. If (key word IF ) we have to defend ourselves and/or property it is a limited and isolated (we hope) incident. One that
can reasonably be determined on the site or at worst court if legit/legal or not.
when our nation was forming/formed and "law enforcement" was few and far away.. groups of people had to band together to stop lawlessness . it was
first called "vigilante committees".
in short a local "law enforcement group" and court system if you will
maybe not a good (and lets be honest the "official" system had its flaws too, look at the lincoln county wars) but a noble attempt that to some extent
when a permanent law enforcement presence (both police and courts) were established such a group was not needed nor justified (outside of a "posse"
for specific situations) .
in fact "vigilante / vigilante committee " was not a chastised concept but one considered not needed.
the concept that went over the line was called "lynch mob"
this was those that took the law into their own hands with no regard to any concept of legit justice but mob rule.
hence the different name.
BTW must note just because it had "lynch" in it and yes sadly some incidents could be due to racial overtones, it was not a "racist" term .
in fact alot of "white" people were "lynched" by the mob.
what is happening today is that the law enforcement and court system have been in essence corrupted by those in charge and trusted to uphold the law
(like states atty) .
they either tell those that enforce it they must not use effective means (be physical force, less than lethal like pepper spray/rubber bullets/ ect,
or god forbid worst case lethal force) , tell them to do their job that puts them at risk but does no good, or as shown to "stand down" and let it
If they are allowed to arrest the lawbreakers those trusted to prosecute the lawbreakers refuse to do so .
then the judges if it gets to that point let the prosecutors get away with not charging them or slap on the wrist deals.
if it even gets past that public officials passing laws or edicts letting them off and worse encouraging them.
what is left is people to DEFEND THEMSELVES.
in short the "vigilantes " and "vigilante committees (or groups in the modern term)" are the only option left.
no matter what the press and those not stopping (and even SUPPORTING) the attacks, looting, and destroying property to demonize those doing this
people can AND MUST protect what they have and themselves.
what in hades do you expect them to do?
just sit by and be attacked, permanently injured or even killed?
to have everything they work for be destroyed ?
sorry doesnt work that way
either have the police and courts DO THEIR DAMN JOB, let people who are attacked defend themselves when police are not there or people WILL DO IT
at least if the "authorities" do it it has a set of rules.
if left up to people there will be some bad thing happening
its that simple