Monday, April 27, 2015

Baltimore Riots

Riots have erupted in Baltimore in protest over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25 year old black man who died of a spinal cord injury while in police custody. Stores have been looted, property damaged, and several police officers have been injured including one who, as I write this, is unresponsive.

As I wrote in my last post, the root cause of the lawlessness is that people do not believe the justice system is fair and impartial. When it is perceived that police officers can commit crimes, including murder, against blacks without punishment riots are ignited.

When lawyers blatantly lie and commit fraud on the court without any fear of being held accountable whatsoever the consequences are far more damaging than riots in the street. Not only does it result in the transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars or more from the law abiding to the criminal and a vast number of deaths, it undermines the very foundation of civil society.

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