Thursday, August 04, 2011

Enabling the Predators

Read the original article at the link, as well as the commentary by Victor Davis. Snapshot of a Sick Society
The law-enforcement officer, who no doubt means well, nonetheless describes a productive worker, striving to clean her car, as "in the wrong place at the wrong time." But in fact, it is the anonymous teen who is in the wrong place at the wrong time — as if civilization could possibly continue if the majority followed his wrong hours and wrong behavior. Ms. McVay, in fact, was in the right place at the right time, and she should have had every expectation that that she could go to the car wash before work without worry that a murderous gang-banger would slit her throat.

In truth, the teen was an opportunistic predator, on the prowl for an easy victim, which translated into profiling a woman alone. His killing was "random" only to the extent that had he encountered instead three large men washing down a truck at 5 a.m., he surely would have kept his blade sheathed and passed on by with no thought that he "simply wanted to kill somebody that night." In short, he did not want to kill just anybody that night: He wanted instead to stab an easy somebody, who might offer little resistance, and perhaps cash and car as a bonus.
Our liberal society is not doing its job to protect the innocent from the predators. It is, in fact, encouraging the exact opposite. It means well, it wants to help, but it ends up helping the wrong people. The innocent victim is all but forgotten while the predator is made out to be a victim and protected at every turn. Yes, it's a sad commentary on a sick society.

Let me just add that there is nothing wrong with the constitutional rights given to American citizens, they are just and right. It is the politically correct implementation of them that the society has gradually embraced that is wrong.

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