Bad guys win
“What can we do!” That was the response of the LA County Sheriff when asked about the illegal fireworks.
It’s a sad situation when the chief law enforcement officer doesn’t or can’t enforce the laws. Actually, few laws these days are being enforced.
We all know about distracted drivers with cell phones. After prop 47 decriminalized former felonies the cops must now be totally frustrated. Steal $900 in merchandise and its not a crime. Spit in a cops face and it not a crime. Loot and vandalize and it not a crime.
Yet a recent writer to this newspaper wrote: “cops are the tool of the capitalist class to protect their power and privilege.” “Carrying out institutional racism is their duty.” In light of recent outrageous criminal activity, we need the cops more than ever.
Eighty year old Roberto Lopez was brutally beaten by two black youths in the rest room of an east side grocery store. He is now in the hospital fighting for his life. The assailants are known but where is the community outrage? Where are the demonstrations. Who is up in arms about this brutal beating that was every bit as bad and uncalled for as the George Floyd murder. Is there a go fund me page? This is the second brutal beating on the east side recently. The other victim died. This isn’t the kind of society we want.
From elementary school kids experience few if any consequences for their actions. For adults it’s the same. Criminals are out without bail and then they rape and pillage. A society without police that will enforce the laws will soon be without civility. And as usual the bad guys win. I support tough love in policing as the best way to bring our society back into control.