Why are we surprised that riots lead to shooting?

However justified or unjustified?

Social justice warriors are labeling Kyle Rittenhouse, that 17-year-old who tried to surrender to Kenosha police after killing two and wounding another, as a white supremacist and terrorist.

For sure, the kid is guilty of being white. For certain, it’s illegal in Wisconsin to brandish weapons at his age. He may even have attended a Trump rally! But Dylan Roof, he is not.

The kid is a wannabe cop, which is case closed for the Cop Haters. But from all available evidence, not a Proud Boy or a Boogaloo Bois. There are worse things to want to be than a police officer (such as drug dealer or community organizer) — although the “mostly peaceful” rioters at BLM/Antifa and other Defunders of Police would disagree.

So the Werkes throws out this question for the class: Are the citizens of Kenosha not allowed to defend their livelihoods? Must they stand aside as they watch it burn? Sweep up the glass? Go out of business?  Expected to pay for someone else’s moral posturing as their price for 1619?

Because, it is clear that law enforcement cannot protect your property or your lives. (Just ask 11-year-old Anisa Scott.) The role of police has been reduced to the intake service for the criminal justice system. They can arrest after the shooting and looting is done. Sometimes.

“Was it self defense?

Was it self defense?Law Enforcement Today asks.

Don’t loot and we won’t shoot

Civilians in Kenosha are not the first to defend themselves against the smash and grabbers. “Black activists … were seen arming themselves …  to protect local businesses amid the looting and rioting following the death of George Floyd” in June.

In a video that went viral on Twitter, the civilians were captured holding semi-automatic rifles outside of a local business in St. Paul, near Minneapolis — where Floyd died in police custody. (Source here.)

Same thing five years earlier in Ferguson MO.

“Kenosha

Second question: If you bear arms, does that not entail the possibility of firing in self-defense? Was the Second Amendment written without purpose?

On social media, a progressive guesses, “based on his Blue Lives Matter fanatical FaceBook page that [Rittenhouse] couldn’t wait for the opportunity to play cop and go take care of those rioters himself.”

Our progressive interlocutor is probably correct that young Kyle couldn’t wait to confront the rioters. The Werkes suggests that too many also cannot wait (and have not waited) to smash, burn, and loot. One source tells the Werkes that hundreds of cars from Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Chicago poured into Kenosha to swell the ranks of the rioters. Kenosha is just not that big of a town. Local police actually shut down the off-ramps to town.


Jacob Blake was armed

‘The Wisconsin Department of Justice has thoroughly destroyed the “white police officer kills innocent, unarmed black man” narrative that has led to rioting in Kenosha all week. Jacob Blake either lunged for his knife or had it in his hand and lunged for what officers reasonably thought was another weapon.

He was not “breaking up a fight between two women,” as the media has reported. His girlfriend called 911 because Blake wasn’t supposed to be at her home. He is charged with sexually assaulting her and had an outstanding arrest warrant for it.” — Dan O’Donnell WISN radio.


Defund city government

We do notice that Kenosha was much quieter last night (Wednesday 08-26-2020), although the belated deployment of 500 National Guardsmen certainly helped. Boots on the ground. 

Another pop quiz for the class: What will it take for Mayor Satya and County Executive Parisi to request National Guard reinforcements here in Madison? Today’s Madison WI money quote is this WI State Journal headline:

“Downtown merchants begin to fear losing all of 2020
as protests, destruction continue”
 

Tiffany Kenney, executive director of the Central Business Improvement District, said it could be months before business owners feel comfortable without protection over their windows. Kenney said many are worried about the November elections and may leave their boards in place through the end of the year, which “could be devastating for our Downtown.”

Blaska’s Bottom Line: At some point, the City of Madison and its public schools are going to realize that they have lost millions of dollars in property tax revenue. Say goodbye to rapid transit and all those social services and affordable housing.

May we smash YOUR windows?
(It’s for a good cause.)

About David Blaska

Madison WI
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12 Responses to Why are we surprised that riots lead to shooting?

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  2. “Why are we surprised that riots lead to shooting?”

    Actually I don;t think we are surprised, I wasn’t surprised and this lack of surprise really bothered me. I wrote a little about it yesterday. How Continuous Rioting Morphs the Thinking of Society

    I think our society is rationalizing way too much of the violence in our streets whether it’s coming from protesters, rioters or just dirt-bag criminals. I think we’re in for a long, long haul to get through this destruction of society.

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    • Gary Kriewald says:

      The haul will be considerably longer as long as dithering progressives like the cow in the mayor’s office and the miserable old scarecrow in the governor’s office continue to shackle the police and ignore the periodic desctruction of property and livelihoods.

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    • Good Dog,Happy Man says:

      spoons,

      You’re right, it’s going to be a long, hard fight to defeat Lefty’s Reign of Terror and War On Police in our Cultural Civil War 2.0, but, I’m surprised the BLMing, the Burning, Looting and Murdering, could happen so easily and our cold Civil War turn into a hot shooting war so quickly.

      But in a morally relativistic environment where PC feelings trump inconvenient facts, reality always takes a back seat. This is clearly seen in the BLM Big Lie, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” never happened. . You can ask any proglobot today and they’ll tell you Michael Brown was shot in the back while he had his hands up. That’s a Lefty lie. Brown was shot in the top of his head after failing to get the officer’s gun as he lowered his head to bull rush him.

      The same for George Floyd, he had trouble breathing while sitting in the back of the cop car before anyone ever knelt on him. After 3 months, newly released, evidence indicate that a “fatal level” of fentanyl was found in his blood, suggesting that he died of an overdose, not asphyxiation. The toxicology report also found Methamphetamine, Norfentanyl, and 4-ANPP in Floyd’s bloodstream. In addition to all the dangerous, illegal narcotics, George Floyd, hero and martyr of the Democrat Party, also had traces of blood in his blood.

      Now in Kenosha, the hive-minded media are once again promoting a false narrative.
      I always try to keep my powder dry, but always use a four letter F-word when dealing with low-flow, looney-toon, lemming-like lockstep Lefty Luddites, …. FACTS.

      The Burning Looting and Murdering in Ferguson, Minnie-Happiness or Kenosha has less to do with Michael, George or Jacob and more with the militant wing of the Democrat Party; BLM and Antifa, proglobotic pudding-heads trying to divide our country in the pursuit of pure political power. Those Ps just pop, … don’t they?

      GDHM

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  3. Dave asked, “Are the citizens of Kenosha not allowed to defend their livelihoods?”

    Yes they are and they can use deadly force when they are directly threatened.

    Dave asked, “If you bear arms, does that not entail the possibility of firing in self-defense?”

    Yes and the bearer better be reasonably prepared, both mentally and physically.

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    • pANTIFArts says:

      Steve wrote -“Yes and the bearer better be reasonably prepared, both mentally and physically.” Three very well placed shots, conserved ammunition, apparently no collateral damage, all at close quarters with a stand off weapon. Head shot (not 1st choice, but highly effective), Center mass, and one “Hollywood” shot to an arm holding a pistol (pure luck, but obviously the focus of his attention). I have watched all the videos available, including those from before the shootings, and I think there is a strong case to be made that all three “protesters” were brain-dead PRIOR to being shot.

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  4. Gary Kriewald says:

    I wonder if the city will hire more local “artists” to decorate the destruction on the Capitol Square and University Avenue. I realize Madison’s capacity for delusion and denial is almost infinite, but surely we’re reaching the outer limits.

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    • Gary Kriewald wrote, “I realize Madison’s capacity for delusion and denial is almost infinite, but surely we’re reaching the outer limits.”

      Never underestimate how far stupid people are willing to go into the abyss of total absurdity!

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  5. Liberty says:

    Exactly!! And THIS should piss off every tax payer.

    “Because, it is clear that law enforcement cannot protect your property or your lives. (Just ask 11-year-old Anisa Scott.) The role of police has been reduced to the intake service for the criminal justice system. They can arrest after the shooting and looting is done. Sometimes.”

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  6. georgessson says:

    I DID notice that Kenosha was pretty quiet last night, comparatively speaking. Perhaps the cretinous clowns were afraid Kyle might get “bonded out”, like so many of their compatriots, and be on duty again.

    In both Madison and Kenosha, a little more of a proactive stance by the police would have surely mitigated the violence and property damage. But that wasn’t the directive given by leaders, including the stick-man Evers.

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  7. Liberty says:

    “So the Werkes throws out this question for the class: Are the citizens of Kenosha not allowed to defend their livelihoods? Watch it burn? Sweep up the glass? Go out of business? Expected to pay the price for someone else’s moral posturing as their price for 1619?”

    Great question!

    Who’s looking out for the law abiding of all races? Why do we take a second chair to the rioters? What about the rights of those who pay taxes, do good in their communities, and simply want to make a living? How long do the rest of us have to pay for the sins of people we don’t even know?

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