So much for the Rule of Law. Yes, perhaps the Portland killer deserved to die if all accounts are accurate, but we pride ourselves on the concept of justice not retribution, or it’s real meaning, vengeance.
Such statements (made in a FOX interview) coming from our president are very troubling. Duterte, the Philippine autocrat, is well known for his extrajudicial street killings by police. Approval by the highest official in the land is just pure, ugly licensing for more of the same.
I want to emphasize that I am not condoning violence no matter who precipitates it. And details of the shooting by federal officers are still murky. The bald faced trashing of the rule of law by the president is not new. In times of unrest, the last refuge to peace and stability has to be our elected governments and the courts.