This week my Watcher’sCcouncil colleagues have demonstrated yet again that their taste is entirely in their mouths: they voted for my wretched scribblings. It is, though, an honor, and I encourage you, gentle readers, to take the time to read the work of each of members of the Council, not only this week, but every week. It truly is among the best writing on the Internet.
The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.
““The way that I look at it, you take the two officers in New York. I was heart-broken because I knew for sure that these officers had nothing to do with the killing of Eric Garner. You can’t generally be anti-police, because if you become completely anti-police, then criminals are going to take over. When we see these killings, the general thought here is that two wrongs don’t make a right.” – Former gang leader Arthur Reed, AKA ‘Silky Slim’
“… Black Lives Matter never protests when every 14 hours somebody is killed in Chicago, probably 70-80% of the time (by) a black person. Where are they then? Where are they when a young black child is killed?” – Rudy Giuliani
“Kill the Pigs! Fry ’em like bacon!” – Popular #blacklives matter chant.
This weeks’ winning essay is Stately McDaniel Manor’s Dallas: An Explosive Use Of Police Force. In it, he examines the legal and practical issues that come to bear when deadly force is used by police with a professional’s eye as a former policemen, what determinations a policeman has to make in seconds in order to do his or her job and how these standards apply when it comes to personal self defense. Here’s a slice of this well written, informative post:
Police use of force is very much in the news these days. On one hand, Social Justice warriors and Democrat politicians (yes; I know I repeat myself) argue that virtually any use of force against favored victim groups–these days, primarily young black males–is not only illegitimate, but inherently racist and criminal. On the other, most people haven’t a clue about the legal issues revolving around the use of deadly force.