Andrea Widburg on a phenomenon that, as Feral lawlessness continues to go unpunished, we’ll be seeing more and more of: vigilantism.
VIDEOS: Americans step up because the police aren’t there
Last week, a video made the rounds showing what happened to a man who entered a restaurant, waved a gun around (later shown to be fake), and demanded people’s valuables. That’s a common enough occurrence nowadays, but this one went viral when one of the customers, recognizing that a criminal pointing a gun at others poses an imminent threat to life, shot the man…again and again and again.
Most people agree that the initial shots were righteous, but there’s debate about the last shot when it appeared that the threat the robber presented had been neutralized. However, we really don’t know whether the robber was still a threat. After all, we’ve all seen videos of bad guys absorbing round after round and still killing or wounding people. (E.g., here.) The law allows citizens to keep defending themselves as long as necessary.
Two more videos of citizens taking action have emerged. One is wonderfully amusing because it shows Guitar Center employees in Phoenix unceremoniously throwing out a would-be thief…
The second video shows people corralling a would-be purse snatcher. When he makes a break for freedom, a woman who had a gun trained on him shoots him in the back as he flees. Under the classic American standard, unless she can colorably claim that he still posed an imminent threat as he fled, she’s in trouble.
Don’t steal purses in Texas pic.twitter.com/avf1j6RlZM
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec)
Another example of what I call a Righteous Shoot™, to my way of thinking. But hey, maybe that’s just me. In practical terms, though, it really isn’t going to matter.
Regardless of the shot’s righteousness, this is another example of what happens when citizens feel they’re on their own. In Houston and El Paso, crime in Texas has run rampant, and the authorities are doing nothing to protect law-abiding citizens. So, again, citizens will protect themselves.
As they should, and in fact must. There is no innate moral obligation that requires decent, law-abiding people to docilely put up with being preyed upon indefinitely. That obligation is instead part of an unwritten, informal charter we used to call the social contract. And when the authorities once entrusted with its enforcement tacitly renege, it can be revoked. And it will be. Gonna be pretty tough on the Dindus, I’m afraid, but here as always the FAFO rules apply. When Normals realize that legal justice is no longer available to them, then street justice will be all they have left.
Both righteous shoots. Wussies say “bug”. I say “feature”.
Living outside the law means all the way outside.
There are no rules there.
As Bob Dylan noted, “But to live outside the law, you must be honest“.
If not, then no law applies except Jungle Law.
Which was ruthlessly and justly applied, in both videos.
That not vigilantism. It’s called the people exercising their God-given right to be secure in the person and effects. There’s no “king’s X rule” if you break away and attempt to flee a citizen’s arrest. You deserve anything that happens afterwards. No flight, no problems. Thug had already with physical violence assaulted and robbed one woman, and was clearly a continued threat to repeat the same action once unhindered. Capping his brutish ass is thus justified, absolutely, morally, legally, and any other way you look at it.
Break the law here? You might die here. QED
The sooner douchebags understand that, the quicker they’ll either stop being douchebags, or else they’ll be good douchebags.
I.e. completely and totally dead.
Like I said: Feature.
This is only the beginning. Statist governors nationwide will soon find it happening in their satrapies. The ones who’ve made a cause celebre out of banning firearms will find themselves in a cleft stick, as armed private citizens do the job the cops have openly stated that they will not do. (“Too risky!”) Let such events pass without comment? Makes a mockery of “the rule of law.” Prosecute those armed heroes for defending themselves and others? Impolitic.
The return of Paul Kersey…
And Bernie Goetz.
Coming soon to a theater near you…
Or a mass transport system…
The left loves to crow about ‘Emmet Till’ injustice. Yet by denigrating professional law enforcement, that’s what we’ll get. Neighborhood watch groups will go armed, Subdivisions will hire private security, and you may see mob style protection rackets.
Dindu wanders into the wrong neighborhood and is never seen again. I’ll say one thing for the mob, they didn’t tolerate this stuff on their turf back in the day.