Balancing the protection of society with liberalism
KSTP in Minneapolis reports that 13 armed robberies, all following the same m.o., have been committed in the same neighborhood adjoining the University of Minnesota over the last five weeks. Now that’s a pretty serious string of crimes, right? You’d think that the police would do everything possible, including giving physical descriptions of the robbers, to help apprehend them and protect the public, right? But no descriptions of the robbers are given, other than they are “male.”
Here’s a way to understand it. The police sincerely want to catch these robbers. But they also sincerely want to avoid any reference to the robber’s race, as that would be racist. So they avoid giving physical descriptions of the robbers.
It’s the same with our anti-terrorism efforts. The U.S. government sincerely wants to stop and catch terrorists. But it also sincerely wants to avoid doing anything that associates terrorism with Islam. So it suppresses any mention that the terrorists are Muslims.
Now, of course, in both cases, the authorities’ sincere desire to avoid any negative reference to a favored minority group contradicts their sincere desire to protect society from criminals and terrorists. Which means that their desire to protect society from criminals and terrorists is not so sincere … right?
Police Investigate String of Robberies Near U of MRobert B. sent the item with this note:
These are most likely Somalis as it has been them in the past and it is the same modus operandi. It’s also right next to a giant enclave of them—Keith Ellison’s district and constituency.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 09, 2011 10:42 AM | Send