Commentary on Current Events by Rabbi Avigdor Miller
From the International Business Times:
"Protesters Burn US Flag In Minneapolis After Police Shooting"
Activists supporting the B——— social justice movement burned an American flag as a protest against police brutality in Minneapolis Wednesday night after prosecutors announced no charges would be brought against two police officers in the shooting death of C——-- last November.
Demonstrators marched to downtown Minneapolis from the northern area of the city where C——— ... was fatally shot. After Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced the officers would not face charges, hundreds of people gathered at the county Government Center Wednesday night to protest the decision. Some held signs reading "...." And some chanted, “indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail.”
The salvation of mankind is fear of the law
From Gehinnom (#168) by Rabbi Avigdor Miller:
Fear is the most important single element in righteousness. So when the government wields the threat of the electric chair over the head of the people, everybody becomes better, not only the rowdies, the toughs, the hoodlums, but even the very best people. Even the roshei yeshivos become more virtuous if there is the electric chair waiting in the background.
Liberals have become so smart that they’ve outsmarted themselves. Even the liberals are afraid to walk out in the street today and even the liberals move far away from the city, where it’s easier to be a liberal. They have lost of this principle. There cannot be any decency unless there is fear. Not only the savages need fear to restrain them, we also need it.
It’s good for us... if there’s a policeman walking down the street like the olden days, swinging his club and waiting for somebody to practice it on. He knew that nobody could call him to account for brutality. In the good old days your word is nothing against the word of a cop, and he could give you a hit with his club just for fun.
It was very important. People used to complain, but that was the salvation of mankind: fear of the law.