Residents of South Africa are scratching their heads about some of the restrictions on commercial activity imposed by the government with the stated goal of reducing the spread of the coronavirus. For instance, stores can sell only closed-toe shoes. They can sell short-sleeved shirts only if they are advertised as to be worn under jackets or jerseys. And T-shirts can be sold only if it is made clear they are to be worn as undergarments.
They're using their Second Amendment rights to protect local businesses from riots and looting.
Police departments exist to protect people's persons and property. The Minneapolis Police Department has failed to do either.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
The Supreme Court could announce as early as Monday that it's revisiting qualified immunity, a doctrine that shields rotten cops from civil rights lawsuits.
Are we seeing a tipping point where police begin to grasp why the public is so outraged?