Friday, June 03, 2016

Passive Policing in San Jose

While watching the disturbing footage of thugs attacking Trump supporters in San Jose, my main question was "Where were the cops?"

And then I saw them, standing nearby and watching the attacks

This Mercury News story illustrates the dubious leadership of the mayor. 

Note also the far-from-reassuring statement from the police that "while several physical assaults did occur, the police personnel on scene had the difficult task of weighing the need to immediately apprehend the suspect(s) against the possibility that police action involving the use of physical force under the circumstances would further incite the crowd and produce more violent behavior."

Althouse has more on the attacks.

Great comment on Althouse:

If we only had people working for government that could stop stuff like that. We could call them police and give them the authority to make arrests.

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