Why was Ferguson burned and looted after the Grand Jury rendered its judgment on the fate of Officer Wilson? Why was the Missouri National Guard not called in? Why did neither the St. Louis County nor the Ferguson Police Department fire a single shot to defend the community against looting and burning?
Here is what I predicted two weeks ago:
There will be those who want law enforcement to compromise, to “back off”, to allow a few windows to be smashed, a few businesses to be looted, a few cars to be destroyed, a few cops to be bloodied. God forbid. That gives special privilege to jackasses. It mocks the rule of law. It’s like creating a special “no-go” zone in our cities for hooligans, just like the Muslim ghettos in Dearborn and many European cities where Islamic law is given the green light to fester and terrorize.
And it has come to pass. Democratic Governor Jay Nixon, apparently following Obama’s lead, invoked the “back off” strategy so as to not offend the demonstrators, looters, shooters and arsonists.
Well, how did that work out for Ferguson?
Such is the results of the new “no go zone” in one of this nation’s great cities. I expect we will see a lot more of this type of non-enforcement of our laws and civility. “We
cannot won’t legislate civility” has now replaced “we can’t legislate morality.”