With cries to “defund the police” in the wake of the death of George Floyd, Bill Whittle says cops should stage a 7-day sick-out to show what happens without the presence of law enforcement. Can you imagine no police? Would a nationwide case of the blue flu prove effective?
As of early July 9, 2020, police don’t know who tore a statue of Frederick Douglass from its base in a Rochester, NY, park and abandoned against a chain-link fence on the anniversary of his most famous anti-slavery speech. It wouldn’t make much sense if it were the same kind of protestors who vandalize statues of Confederate figures.
“Resisting is desperation,” says Mike Muse in a column at Medium.com attempting to explain “Why Black People Resist Arrest”. With police brutality, racial injustice, and mob violence in the news daily, it’s time to take a look at some of the underlying motivations.
Governors, mayors and others talk about retreating to COVID-19 lockdowns in states, cities and counties nationwide, even though the data shows that mass lockdown was the wrong approach to stem the pandemic. COVID-19 is a picky eater, so instead of building a fence around everyone, we should isolate only the most vulnerable — the elderly and those who have certain conditions.