Friday, June 17, 2011

Quote of the Day: "Rioting Shouldn't Be A Freebie"

Protesters fighting police in Nørrebro, Copenhagen                     Image via Wikipedia
Those who riot should learn the hard way that it’s not a free game. That their violence and lawlessness isn’t a freebie — they have to pay for it.  -- Rex Murphy, National Post.
This sums it up, doesn't it. Present day rabble-rioters know they run no risk of being shot by police, little risk of even being whacked with a stick, and even less risk of being charged with anything. And, if they do get charged with something, they know it will be a slap on the wrist.

How about charging those caught participating in a riot with theft based on the amount of the clean-up bill. If there are five people caught among all the participants and $5,000,000 in damages, the five caught perps would be liable for $1,000,000 each.

Either pay up, or go to jail for whatever a million dollar theft is worth these days.

And that's the way the law-abiding Ball bounces.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Charge and convict these $#1t rats of a felony , sentence them to federal time in the can. They will have a criminal record for life. Then they can enjoy trying to travel with a criminal record,or spend a pile of money and time trying for a pardon.

Rob C

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"