Quote Originally Posted by Anarch View Post
This is a great example of the bigger things wrong with the people in the US.

When things go wrong we expect help... we are trained to feel entitled to assassinate from the Calvary and discouraged from doing for ourselves....

It's just another form welfare. One that bites you on the ass for using it. As MP points out, if you try to stop the shop lifter or stop the assaulter the cops may arrest you for doing the right thing.

And the less intelligent citizens applaud such bad ideas.
Vigilantism sounds really good but in practice regular folks do not make good judgments and mobs are even worse.

I wonder how many innocent people have been hurt or killed by people thinking they were dispensing justice? Id put money down that the cops have a better ratio of arresting guilty people then a mob on the street.