Saturday, November 20, 2021

Whatever Happened to "Looters Will Be Shot"?

In the 1960s, riots were often suppressed with the warning "Looters will be shot."

To quote from the legal code of the Bluest of Blue states' justifiable homicide statutes:

"(4) When necessarily committed in attempting, by lawful ways and means, to apprehend any person for any felony committed, or in lawfully suppressing any riot, or in lawfully keeping and preserving the peace." [Cal. PC sec. 197.]

"Riot declared in Portland as protesters, cops clash after Rittenhouse verdict

Police declared a riot in downtown Portland, Oregon after a group protesting Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal damaged property and threw rocks at cops on Friday night.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office declared the riot just after 9 p.m. local time after 200 protesters began breaking windows and doors of city buildings and “throwing objects” at cops, officials said.

The group also talked about burning down the city’s Justice Center, which houses the Portland Police Bureau headquarters, a county jail and some courtrooms, KOIN TV reported."

You wonder would happen to these riots if Portland PD started arresting rioters, and shooting those who resisted arrest.  With current media so widely distributed, would there be any more such riots?  Or would the rioters go sulk in Mom's basement or Bahamas beach house.

I am having to assume the people of Portland approve of rioting so when police fail to respond to home invasions, burglaries and the like, they will take in good cheer.

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