“Civil” Unrest?

I was looking at the flyer for tonight’s “Voice of the Community” Forum taking place this evening at St. Anthony Claret Church.

It’s a project of the East Street Community Renewal Initiative, which is a project of former-Councilwoman Lorri Galloway, whom it is widely assumed will be running for Anaheim City Council next year.

I was noticed the title – “The Aftermath of Anaheim’s Civil Unrest” – and was struck, once again, by the tendency of the Left to euphemize street violence (as long as the perpetrators hail from approved ethnic and soci0-economic backgrounds).

There was nothing “civil” about what happened in Anaheim last summer. It was a riot, plain and simple. And riots are bad for civil society. They are dangerous to ordered liberty. They undermine opportunity and prosperity. Last summer’s riot hurt Anaheim, made it less attractive to business and investment, which in turns harms the most economically vulnerable – those whom the individuals and groups profess to be concerned about even as they excoriate the police and wring their hands about understanding the rioters.

Is there anything civil about this?:

anaheim_riot

 

Or this?:

 

Anaheim rioter

Which reminds me: see the guy above with the stretched ear-lobe piercings yelling at the stoic Anaheim police officer during last summer’s “civil unrest”? I saw him last week at the May Day rally in Anaheim:

Angry left-wing union guy with stretched out ear lobes.

Angry left-wing union guy with stretched out ear lobes.

He was one of the union parade whips — they were wearing orange safety vests — although I didn”t see whether he was part of UNITE-HERE Local 11 or the Communications Workers of America, who supplied most of the boots-on-the-ground. I didn’t see this guy yelling at any police officers, but I am curious about that button he is wearing with the red star on it.

9 comments

  1. “I didn’t see this guy yelling at any police officers, but I am curious about that button he is wearing with the red star on it.”

    Obviously, one of the many anarchists jumping on the bandwagon. In other words, he’s nothing. He doesn’t even deserve the publicity he’s getting here.

    • Good thing
      If you need to know about the star its something else…….but anarchist bandwagon……ha
      You cant even get the union right

    • For the recird
      The reason im angry so to speak was I was trying ti get into the meeting on an unrelated manner when anaheims corrupt cops first shived the nightstick in my chest
      Angry yeah over that

  2. May I suggest a few more scenarios that are not conducive to a civil society and that undermine opportunity and prosperity?

    A police force that does not adhere to their oath ALL the time – just when it’s convenient or easy. A police force that harasses/intimidates with intent to cause harm. A police force that hires criminal informants not to surveille or even entrap but to commit crimes against the target. A police force that does not respect home privacy rights. A police force that deliberately destroys reputations. And when all else fails, a police force capable of murder.

    I dare suggest to you – the aforementioned to be as equally dangerous as any gang to the fabric of our American society.

    • A lot of accusations without proof or backup there, German. In other words, “Blah blah blah blah.” Your accusations are all false, of course. It’s easy to make false accusations. Try speaking the truth sometime.

      PS – In order to speak the truth, you’ll need an open mind. I don’t think that’s possible with someone as paranoid as you. Have a good day, sir. 🙂

      • One good sentence about needing an open mind to tell the truth surrounded by 7 additional sentences which do just the opposite.

        An “oh yeah prove it!” would have served you better.

        • More mindless gibberish. For instance: “A police force that does not adhere to their oath ALL the time – just when it’s convenient or easy.”

          Can we please have an example? What the heck are you talking about? You’re very vague. But then again, I would be vague too if I didn’t have solid ground to stand on.

  3. Matthew Cunningham

    German: let’s balance the odd rogue or bad cop — and that is by far the exception to the rule — against the ongoing, daily criminal activities of gangs for instance. Can you honestly tell me there is an equivalent threat to our freedom and safety?

    If given a choice of being pulled over by a policeman, or a car full of gang-bangers, which would you choose?

    • To a person who is the victim of police criminality the answer is yes – the “freedom and safety” destruction is actually more painful because it comes from an entity that was supposed to be your protector. You’re not expecting much from a criminal gang member.

      In my particular circumstance, I would prefer not to make the choice.

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