Libertarians love to boast about “anarchs-capitalism” (negating the fact that it’s an anti-concept or worse) and of course the non-aggression principle. They often view the government as a body to be held in low esteem. This includes law enforcement. But who will protect the citizens against criminals if not for the police officers and detectives that make up the force?
COVID-19 has pervaded the economy, legislature, media and daily lives of individuals in a myriad of ways. It has shut down entire cities. States have gone into emergency mode. Coronavirus has stopped so many elements of society but what it hasn’t managed to do is put an end to gun violence in Wilmington, Delaware.
In these times where hand washing, sanitizing, and covering coughs and sneezes in the crook of the arm have become more important than ever, a woman in Hanover, Pennsylvania felt the need to cough on produce. Whether she contracted the COVID-19 disease or not, law enforcement stepped in and arrested the woman on several charges.
Aggravated second-degree battery was the case that they gave him. Rapper Brian Alexander “B Will” Wilcott shot his professional wrestler brother Byron “Big Daddy Yum Yum” Wilcott for allegedly “talking too loud.” Talk about sibling rivalry. The brother’s voice got too high apparently so B Will had to grab his gat and get to blasting. Big Daddy Yum Yum is recovering from non-life threatening injuries to his abdomen, thigh and wrist.
Cops get a bad reputation. They are often seen as a necessary evil rather than a supremely needed aspect of a properly functioning government. They are often looked at with disdain at the least and out and out hostility at the worst. And when one of them breaks bad, it seems like the entire force is to blame. But let’s keep it individualized. Naming every police officer as a crook, on the take, or vicious in some way is a severe and subjective viewpoint. One former law enforcement officer who should receive blame is Pete Williston. He was convicted of raping his stepdaughter starting when she was only 14 and he was in his late 30’s and early 40’s. This heinous crime was committed by one evil cop, not every policeman on the beat. What makes this whole affair even worse is that the now 50-year-old Williston is seeking house arrest due to the courts being closed in the wake of COVID-19. That’s right. This ex-cop, criminal rapist wants to taste a bit of liberty because of the recent outbreak.
Just when you think that the COVID-19 virus would overshadow every other news item, it once again became part of another story. Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein contracted the novel coronavirus while imprisoned. Will the world weep? With this creep still breathing, will anyone shed a tear or rush to his aid besides medical workers? Weinstein’s crimes remain some of the most vicious in Hollywood history. Make that American history. His 23-year sentence may still be too light for his evil actions. Now, with the coronavirus, maybe the story about how he abused all of those women will come to an even brighter spotlight.