Prosecute Police, Let Rioters Go Free?

This is some bizarre news. Looks like multiple cities are letting rioters go free and prosecuting police. Seattle has an area (named Pine, a few blocks) surrendered by the police to rioters.

My question is just “Why?”

Is the Democrat “leadership” just so stupid as to think appeasement of rioting violent radical nutjobs works?

Or are the “on side” socialists just actively working to destroy police? After all, you must disarm the public and militia (those of us over 18 per the constitution) and the police (under local control) in order to use the national military to impose a communist dictatorship.

Or are the just bought off by the CCP Chinese money promoting the riots in an attempt to damage the USA and Trump?

The Democrats have gone insane or traitorous. Don’t see much alternative. If you see one, let me know.

Tucker thinks it is just a power grab by the Left (and makes a decent case). I like the sceen of the Lady racking her PDW telling the rioters “not here”.

I think there is more to it than that. Perhaps a consortium of Fellow Socialist Travelers. But I can’t quite make a coherent image out of it all, nor see all the players. There are many muddy areas. Likely by design.

So what to do?

Just wait for it to fail? Hunkerdown and prep? Ask Trump to fix it? Take revenge in November? Do we have that long? Is it just TDS desperation Street Theatre out of control? Or the attempt to really start “The Revolution”?

Is there any hope for the return of “Equal before the Law?”

I think I’ll find my reloading equipment buried in the garage somewhere and start the cleaning, oiling, setting up process. It is cathartic some times to clean the garage and set up tools… To make something and be productive instead of just complaining about the decay.

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37 Responses to Prosecute Police, Let Rioters Go Free?

  1. Quail says:

    Sell and bolt to a more sane/easily protected area.

    We live a quiet neighborhood with lots of cops/sheriff on our street. Unfortunately we are in the path of protests. The impact of hearing a (peaceful) angry mob march by has made me even more interested in moving out of state and far away from people. I’ve been in difficult situations before while working in the Tenderloin at night towing a tool bag, but I was always able to talk my way out. Even the gang looking for someone to use in their knife/killing initiation did not scare me like this group did. There would be no talking my way out if the mob got ugly.

    I want out.

  2. beththeserf says:

    Showing their true co;ours, end of rule of law, Antifa will rule. Deeply disturbing. Keep safe EM and Quail.
    Here a campaign to defund the BBC for biased reporting.reporting

  3. ossqss says:

    The problem is we have 40 million unemployed people with nothing to do and who knows how many convicted felons released as a precaution out there. Those folks are loud and angry from being locked up for months to boot. The real problem is there is not much in the way of vocal push back to this craziness as people are afraid of being assaulted from every direction from the angry and convicted mobs very quickly. I suspect we will see some communicated sanity in the coming weeks once the rioting finally comes to a close. Good news, most of these activist enabled people have become bored and confused and realize they are going to be very inconvenienced moving forward if this continues. Bad news is, there are still thousands of convicted bad people out there that were let loose that want the police to disappear. They are not wanting to go back to incarceration.

    Speak up and be ready to defend yourselves, online and in the real world. Most online tough guys, don’t really exist when confronted with facts.

    Keyboard Cowboys don’t last long, if you out them in the real world. Everyone has an identifiable IP and MAC, unless they use a VPM, still there, but harder to get.

    The opposition to this crazy stuff is just not very organized. I suspect that will change, and sooner that some think. JMHO and hope.

  4. philjourdan says:

    Bad ideologues die because of Darwin,

    They should die sooner out of stupidity.

  5. ossqss says:

    The hardest part of battle is figuring out who your enemies are sometimes.

    Quote from, “The Expanse” 2019 on Prime,,,, yes, I just watched it :-)

  6. ossqss says:

    Here is a break. Take a peek at who sings. WhoDat?

  7. John Robertson says:

    It is mighty obliging of our enemies to clearly self identify themselves.
    These “peaceful protests” are a Demon Rat bluff,staged in Democrat Controlled centres where they can guarantee their minions will protect the agitators from the public and any visiting policemen.
    The “police” being spotlighted in this street performance are not the kind we know and respect.
    These are minions,groomed over 40 years of Progressive control of policing.
    The media and Politicians are all”Police this,police that” yet they are not describing policemen,they are describing their own minions.
    The real police stand ready with their communities,quietly waiting to shoot.
    Which is why this is all bluff.
    “Look what you made us do”.
    But none of these actors is going outside the Democrat Zone to play any parts.
    All the media,political braying does not scare anyone,very much.
    Most serious people already knew the cities were full of the useless and clueless.
    Clinton Archipelagos is the term.
    Surrounded by people who are not bluffing and who are tired of the noise.

  8. Foyle says:

    Every revolutionary is a closet aristocrat. It’s a power grab, driven by the losers who want to up end society to elevate themselves, spurred on by a few visible and loud political figures who think they are somehow going to profit through greater influence or power, and there is no plan – they are just groping along reacting to opportunities as they arise. What they don’t realize is that in a revolution only 0.001% of the revolutionaries, the true sociopaths, like Stalin, Mao and Castro end up better off than they were in their old lives – mostly it just results in vast death, debasement and poverty for all including the foot-soldiers who imagine they are doing good.

    What really amazes me is that it is being tacitly supported and even driven by billionaire media owners who don’t seem to realize how at risk they are should La Revolution follow the usual murderous pattern, they foolishly imagine they will somehow remain in control and protected should it snowball, but either way they are sowing the seeds of their own downfall – their corrosive impact on civil society and the rule of law will be inevitably restricted in future should this continue or grow.

    The provocateurs also don’t seem to be aware that this sort of behavior also leads to violent opposition from the establishment that puts them in a far worse position than they were initially. Pinochet or the Luddite suppression being an example of blow-back.

    All that said that is worst case scenario stuff, which is a 100 to 1 longshot. This will inevitably all die down soon, and is most likely to just foment an angry voter swing away from democrats that are undermining the rule of law, something that even they probably realize.

  9. beththeserf says:

    The irony it burns. In Hong Kong protests for non-fiat rule of law and free speech against the CCP… while in the land of the free, looting in the streets and demands to defund the police – dismantling a
    system integral to democracy that only needs some reforms re police unions protecting black sheep.

    Serfs think hat this video is well worth watching ….

  10. jim2 says:

    A brief tour of CNN and MSNBC this morning revealed what I believe will be one of the main goals of the left, one they are trying to tie to the Floyd murder.

    They say things like voter ID laws are “racist,” an attempt to make it hard for AA and Hispanics to vote. The solution to that, if it is a problem at all, is simply education. Get a government ID if you don’t have a license. But, no, what the left really wants is for non-citizens to be allowed to vote. We citizens have to fight that tooth and nail!

  11. jim2 says:

    “ossqss says: 10 June 2020 at 2:42 am ”

    I really enjoyed The Expanse. One of the better scifi offerings. So you say there are some new episodes?? :)

  12. Ossqss says:

    @Jim2, they released season 4 of The Expanse in December 2019 on Amazon Prime. I believe they have also renewed for a 5th season.

  13. Serioso says:

    I am not paranoid. Therefore I am not afraid.

  14. jim2 says:

    Smith & Wesson. Therefore I am not afraid.

  15. Another Ian says:

    Re Seattle

    “@iowahawkblog – Looks like everything’s going swell at Seattle’s Goth ISIS utopia”

    And re statue banning etc

  16. u.k.(us) says:

    Just play this, really loud if you need to…it works for me.

  17. E.M.Smith says:

    Accepted my role as family protector was to die in defence of others decades ago. So not afraid.

    Prepared for my duty with years of karate training, bow & arrow training, gun training; so not afraid.

    Enough guns I’ve lost count, thousands of rounds, bow &arrow in reach, battle hammer near, a few clubs around, and sword at hand; so not afraid.

    Once you embrace death in the defense of others, there’s no possibility of fear again.

    Yet now I’m getting old. The obligation to die for others has moved to my Son, along with much of the kit. My opportunity to die in glory fading with the years. Yet once you have accepted death, there is little room left for fear.

    Afraid? Try bored. Or just wishing for one last chance to die in glory for others, and not strapped to a gurney somewhere slowly drowning in your own spit. Now that’s something to fear…

  18. philjourdan says:

    CHAZ – Mafian muscle, darwin stupidity, and bankrupt ideas!
    A leftist utopia of failure!

    So when does Serioso declare his new citizenship in CHAZ?

  19. gallopingcamel says:

    Tucker Carlson is gaining stature every time he makes one of his appeals to common sense, truth, beauty and the glorious USA………the best country that is…….arguably the best country that ever was.

    You real Americans are not allowed to talk like that since it would sound boastful and vainglorious. You need “Immigrant-Americans like me to say it for you frequently and with great sincerity. You are permitted to say “Amen”.

  20. p.g.sharrow says:

    @EMSmith; Fear not! the pen… keyboard is mightier then the sword. You are called and fit to do battle across the World Wide Web! Giving multitudes aid and comfort in their strife against the minions of GEB that would enslave the people of the world to the yoke of Communism.
    This is a War of words and concepts, a field you are most adapt in a medium of communication that you are most Expert.
    Fight on, This time Old Bastards with experience have the edge on the rash young bucks that are useful Idiots for the en slavers. …pg

  21. p.g.sharrow says:

    @ Gallopingcamel; I see no reason to avoid boost. It is a fact that the castoffs from the world moved into a wilderness and in 300 years created a nation that is the Wonder of the World.
    Put forward social political concepts that liberated and enriched far more people then any other ever practice. Small wonder the Elites, the GEBs of the World strive to undo it. The concept of America that the commoners can rule themselves without the “guidance of their “Betters” is foreign to all that aspire to the Purple.
    We don’t need them! …pg

  22. Power Grab says:

    Have you seen the videos of the Chaz police-not-police…whatever they call them? The look like Power Rangers. It’s like they finally found a reason to wear their cosplays every day.

    I guess that’s what happens if you deprive the younger generation of an example to follow that presents a sustainable image to follow in the real world.

    Heck! Even Andy Griffith would provide them with a better example to follow if they really want to avoid arming the police.

    Of course, today’s world is more replete with violent and crazy street citizens than what we had in the 1960s. Maybe they figure their greatest weapon is fear.

  23. E.M.Smith says:

    @Power Grab;:

    I’ve heard them described as LARPers. Live Action Roll Play.

  24. philjourdan says:

    @pg – sad that my grand kids are not learning the “pen”, but just the keyboard. When I was in school, it was called typing, and my mother made me take it so I could type term papers. I did. On an old Royal Manual typewriter.

    The first program I wrote when I got into the business world (well the first was an assembler job for a HP Mini) was a crude word processor. Worked great since I got an F in Handwriting in the 4th grade with the comment “He tries too hard”. I come from a family of doctors. I just could not stand the sight of blood.

  25. Compu Gator says:

    p.g.sharrow replied 15 June 2020 at 2:21 am GMT:
    The concept of America that the commoners can rule themselves without the “guidance of their “Betters” is foreign to all that aspire to the Purple. We don’t need them!

    ‘Twas only a few years ago that I learned of a great historical irony:

    The colonists of British North America gained the confidence that they could rule themselves during the English Civil Wars (1642–1651). No matter how much various colonial leaders might have fervently wished for instructions or advice from their “Betters” overseas in the Mother Country, there was no rational hope that such communications would arrive. Affairs in the Mother Country were too unsettled to respond to such remote issues. Hey-ell!  The radical Parliamentarians had successfully conspired to execute their legal monarch (1649), an act that startled the powers of Europe!  So the colonists learned to improvise local government as their needs arose. And day-am!  Their improvisations actually worked! So when their “Betters” finally wrestled the country back to some stability, and tried to restore the antebellum colonial government familiar to them, the long-abandoned colonists were definitely not interested They already had nearly a decade of experience with their chosen paths to their own distinctive futures.

  26. YMMV says:

    Ah but the English have been having civil wars and overthrowing kings as long as I can remember. I think the juiciest irony is with the French. French and English philosophers created an idea for utopia. Marx at about the same time created another. The Americans revolted first and showed the French that it could be done. But somehow the wise American founders created something great and workable, whereas the French just went blood crazy. It’s a long story. A bit later the French revolutions inspired the Germans and Austrians. Engels was there. History, it’s just one bloody thing after another.

  27. p.g.sharrow says:

    @Compu Gator; an Excellent post !
    Unlike other revolutions where GEBs lusted after POWER, The American founders greatly feared it falling into those wrong hands. Many of them were Masons, an organization that had battled with the political powerful for centuries. The Colonies that had battled the world’s strongest nation for 8 years had won by being united in that effort but singly they were weak. So they created this Contract of Government where the weak groups were protected from the excesses of the powerful ones .The small states were protected from the power of the large ones. But together as a united group they were most powerful.

    A Constitutional Republic ! NOT a Mob rule Democracy which the founders greatly feared. They knew that Democracies always die with in a generation or two as one weak group after another is subjugated to the powerful until there is only the ONE and a Hitler is the one result. Divide and conquer, one after another until there is no opposition. The Democratic Socialist Way.

    A wise contract but with one flaw, They assumed that later politicians would be Honorable men that would follow the American Contract of Government. There is no enforcement clause. No personal risk for the powerful that might ignore it. The “Supreme Court” is made up of political friends of the powerful and has no real power save from the government that it is supposed to control.

    Today we are again locked in battle for the Soul of the Nation as the Democratic Socialists launch their open attacks on the Republic of limited Government…pg

  28. cdquarles says:

    Hee hee. I was taught handwriting at age 4. True, mine was never the best. I did learn typing in high school. My grandparents bought me an Olivetti manual typewriter for my papers. I loved it. I am/was never the fastest at it; but decent at 60 words per minute touch typing. When I got my first modem, I could type faster than it could transmit. At the university, I learned keypunching, which was a darn good paying job back then, especially compared to food service.

  29. cdquarles says:

    Correct. The counter-revolution began here roughly 50 years after the revolution, when the Federalist party died and the Democratic-republican one split, creating the Democrat Party, whose Southern wing saw itself as a ‘natural’ land-owning (and slave-holding) aristocracy. The founders did say that the nascent Republic’s government was going to last and be sufficient for a virtuous and moral people (Judeo-Christian). The “progressives” have been at it for some 120 years. Subverting the democrats was easy, for they were philosophically inclined to it. The republicans were not so easy, and still not. Republican grass-roots still philosophically hold to the old ways, the “leadership”, not so much.

  30. Compu Gator says:

    cdquarles replied 16 June 2020 at 2:19 pm GMT:
    The founders did say that the nascent Republic’s government was going to last and be sufficient for a virtuous and moral people (Judeo-Christian).

    I recall such a statement being phrased in words that might seem only slightly different, but they were logically so. I was vaguely recalling words by John Adams, which turn out to be from a reply he wrote from Quincy (Massachusetts) [@] to (the?) Massachusetts Militia, October 11, 1798 [*], while President of the U.S.A.:

    While our Country remains untainted with the Principles and manners, which are now producing desolation in so many Parts of the World: while she continues Sincere and incapable of insidious and impious Policy: We shall have the Strongest Reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned Us by Providence. But should the People of America, once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another and towards foreign nations, which assumes the Language of Justice and moderation while it is practicing Iniquity and Extravagance; and displays in the most captivating manner the charming Pictures of Candour frankness & sincerity while it is rioting in rapine and Insolence: this Country will be the most miserable Habitation in the World. Because We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by morality and Religion. Avarice, Ambition Revenge or Galantry, would break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other

    Given the current headlines, it’s difficult for me to resist applying the HTML pair of tags for boldfacing.

    Note @: Quincy was the family seat of the maternal line of his wife Abigail née Smith. Her mother “Elizabeth Quincy [….] was the daughter of John Quincy, a member of the colonial Governor’s council and colonel of the militia. Mr. Quincy was also Speaker of the Massachusetts Assembly, a post he held for 40 years until his death at age 77. He died in 1767; three years into his granddaughter Abigail Smith’s marriage to John Adams, and his interest in government and his career in public service influenced her.” Copyright (undated) © The National First Ladies’ Library.

    Note *: “From John Adams to Massachusetts Militia, 11 October 1798”. Founders Online, National Archives, (This is an Early Access document from The Adams Papers. It is not an authoritative final version). Adams was 2nd President of the U.S.A. (1797-1801).

  31. cdquarles says:

    Thanks, for that is what my paraphrase was referring to. I’m old and my memory isn’t what it used to be; but it seems I did recall the essence of that quote.

  32. philjourdan says:

    @CD – 60WPM??? (for you millennials, that is WORDS per minute)

    I topped out at 40! I was never very coordinated. But that Royal! It was the best gift I have ever gotten, because in College, we did not have computers (yea, laugh it up you millennial weenies!).

    But hey! We had a leg up on our geeky contemporaries that were too good to take typing! They were hunting and pecking writing programs, but we were typing programs!

  33. philjourdan says:

    @Compu Gator says: 16 June 2020 at 3:33 am

    Excellent post and spot on!

  34. Compu Gator says:

    The predominant AngloSaxon/ -Danish/ -Norman majority of the rapidly growing U.S.A. [#] created or endured waves of anxiety that corresponded to the waves of newly arriving immigrants of ethnicities that were previously absent from the U.S.A. Much of the anxiety was about how well those newcomers would fit in to the necessity for “moral and religious People“.

    And how the newly arriving immigrants, born as subjects of monarchies, would fit in as good citizens of local government & justice based on the new American legal system, which was developed from the traditional English legal system. Among the issues was the acceptance of routine corruption in some cultures (at least worse than in others, altho’ Britain could hardly claim to be free of it).

    Before the Declaration of Independence, the training for practicing law in the primitive environment of Britain’s North American Colonies was via “mentors”, i.e., apprenticeship. As indicated by a biography of John Adams, it was heavy on traditional English sources, notably the endurance test provided by the writings of Sir Edward Coke (1552–1634), notably his Institutes. Thomas Jefferson left no doubt about how much he enjoyed it: “Often I fear for my peace of mind, and too often I am sure to get through Old Cooke [Coke] this winter: for God knows I have not seen him since I packed him up in my trunk in Williamsburgh [@],”  Jefferson wrote. “Well, Page, I do wish the Devil had old Cooke, for I am sure I never was so tired of an old dull scoundrel in my life.”[♎]

    Note # : Size in this case being both expansion in geographic extent and growth in population, where the new lands were predominantly more primitive environments than was typical of their European native lands.

    Note @ : “Williamsburgh” might be either a reference to his alma mater, the College of William & Mary, which is still situated in Williamsburg (Va.), or to Jefferson’s mentor George Wythe, who was a law professor at W.&M., and had based his law practice in that town.

    Note ♎ : Coke’s years as a lawyer: 1578–1634, spanned the late Elizabethan, Jacobean, and early Caroline reigns. “‘The Fundamental Code of the English Law’: Thomas Jefferson and Edward Coke’s Institutes of the Lawes of England”.

  35. gallopingcamel says:

    @Compu Gator,
    You sound a lot like “Gator66” who used to comment at Tony Heller’s blog (
    Are you related?

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