Saturday, June 18, 2011
I love Canada. I love the Canadian people and I love Vancouver, British Columbia.
I don't love watching "people" with no regard for private property rights, the right to life or liberty engage in the type of behavior we saw a few days ago.
As someone who has spent a great deal of time in and around this city I want to be the first to say that you cannot find nicer, more civilized people perhaps anywhere in the world. If you spend any time in Western Canada you will not be able to help falling in love with the place.
It needs to stay that way and I have a suggestion.
The police - should this happen again - need to stop fooling around with tear gas, batons, shields and bullhorns.
All it would take is for one or two or twelve of these unemployed losers who are setting fire to cars or smashing windows to be shot dead right where they are lighting the match and you would see a drastic change in the cost-benefit calculation of rioters.
That's right. I am suggesting that the police start shooting rioters to stop rioting.
It is highly unlikely that any of these rioters - had they been finished off - would have been terribly missed by the rest of the planets inhabitants. It is highly likely that many more lives could be saved and millions in property spared if law enforcement could use deadly force in protection of people and property after the next sporting event ends.