So, Donald Trump was inaugurated today, and there was much rejoicing. Winners are supposed to celebrate, so that is good. There was also a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth. That’s OK, too.
And then there was this. (Like idiots, they smashed the windows in a Starbucks. Starbucks, as a business, is as far left as they come.)
And this. (Destroying an unused limo only hurts the driver, if he is inside. Morons):
There is plenty of video too, of protesters setting fires, smashing windows, and occasionally hurting policemen. Here is one:
The DC riot police are now Trump’s to command, and he faces some choices.
If the riot police use the force that is needed to end this quickly (which arsonists, rioters, and vandals deserve), we will never hear the end of the complaints about police brutality. If he lets them get away with it, that is also very bad. They will just go burn down another city the next time they get mad. And there are an awful lot of people to arrest and prosecute, so even with their best efforts they will only be able to punish a small number of these criminals.
So here is an idea that should be pursued in aditional to any criminal charges.
The riot police should use their batons and shields and firehoses and teargas to herd these protesters (or at least a large portion of them) into a confined area, like they were preparing to arrest them. And then they should wait.
In an area where the protesters have no food.
Or bathroom facilities.
Just let them stew in their own juices for maybe 12 hours. Or 24 or even 36 if they are being real jerks.
They won’t be able to complain about brutality, and there won’t be any video generated that will discredit the new administration. There will just be a bunch of pathetic, cold, filthy, hungry vandals and arsonists.