|Current police reform mania goes deeper than liberal allegations of bias and libertarian mistrust of armed authority. Objective police supporters can at least have civil discourse with these ideologies.
I contend reasonable liberal and libertarian voices have been lost amid a howling rogues gallery swarming in from serious anarchist domestic terrorist and inner city criminal extremes. These extremes forgo tame reform like civilian oversight or body cameras. They want police to bow down to mindless rage at traffic stops and frenzied disruption marches masquerading as peaceful protests. Abolition of police period is the ultimate stated objective.
Picture an America run by unhinged suburban socialists and inner city gangs with police and civilian self-defense made extinct? They want a monopoly on force and Fergueson, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Dallas and Baton Rouge graphically show how they’ll use it. This is national captivity these rogues envision, not police demilitarization championed by US Senator Rand Paul and the NAACP after the Fergueson riots.
They don’t want constitutional policing ala ACLU recommendations. Reasonable liberals and libertarians should cease legitimizing rogues by calmly excusing inexcusable excesses. These rogues will eventually turn on them for being mainstream after serving their purpose. When liberal and libertarian sympathizers get beaten or shot, the rogues will have shed any pretense of reason. I suggest reasonable reformers unite with police supporters before it’s too late.
A reign of epic ignorance and violence is at hand and only a united public can stop it. Otherwise, America would become a Mad Max movie set, where inmates run the asylum and hostages run for their lives. Liberal civil rights, conservative traditional values and libertarian civil liberties cease to exist. That’s the sick social order, when rogues rule.
-Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist. @nadraenzi on twitter.