Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

I’m reminded that Col. Jeff Cooper once suggested a system that “would make sure, first, that a riot would stop; and second, that only the leaders would feel the weight of social disapproval.”

Also, reading someone the Riot Act used to have a literal meaning that seems apropos.


  1. Space Nookie says:

    The winning move for the police was to let the riot get out of control. When the police were controlling the riots (round 1), the media decided that the “militarized police thugs were provoking the violence by frustrating the peaceful protestors”. Round 2 the police stood back and let the stores burn, and the media demanded to know “where was the National Guard”.

    I’m pretty sure that if the police had sniped the protest leaders early on the media would now be demanding investigations, trials, convictions and the death penalty for everybody involved.

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