Jenn Horn and Don Dix, 870 The Answer in Los Angeles, talks with Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, and resident of Santa Monica, California, about what he experienced as the protests morphed into rioting, destruction, and looting.Read More »
Do the riots make any sense? While there is a clearly an understandable rationale behind peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd, what purpose can there be in looting, destroying businesses and engaging in more acts of violence against innocent people?
How is justice served by piling injustice on top of injustice?
There’s no logic to this except for that of mysterium iniquitatis—Latin for the ‘the mystery of evil’. The sacking and burning of businesses, the breakdown of order, the embrace of chaos is not rational. It’s not just destructive—it’s self-destructive.
Much of what is happening has nothing to do with race or economics or politics or ideology.
Some things are too big for us to handle on our own. It’s time for Americans to pray about the crises that have engulfed us.Read More »
The recent events across America have reminded citizens that freedom, peace, and safety are fragile things.
The death of George Floyd in Minnesota calls for justice through our system of due process. The officer who suffocated Floyd had numerous citations for bad conduct. Unfortunately, police unions make it very hard to remove bad cops. Following Floyd’s death, peaceful protests were held. But then depraved rioting, looting, and destruction unfolded.
In the midst of this lawlessness, the group that calls itself Antifa has wreaked havoc. Antifa is evil, a movement of nihilism cloaked in the tones of liberation.
Thankfully, President Trump labeled Antifa a “domestic terrorist group,” one of the more important domestic decisions thus far of his presidency. Attorney General William Barr publically reinforced this stance in force.
In riled times, we seek freedom, peace and safety. And we seek justice—justice in Floyd’s case, and justice to end Antifa’s reign of terror.Read More »
The video of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, held down by a police officer in an arrest with his knee on the back of his neck resulted—as we now know—in his tragic death.
Commenting on the video, Art Acevedo, who is the head of the Major Cities Chiefs Association said, “I haven’t heard anybody justify this.”
The sad reality is that George Floyd is now dead.
When you look at the protests and rioting in Minneapolis, it is an ugly picture everywhere you look—and now not just in Minneapolis.
But where does this story lead?
It all comes down to the importance of the rule of law. If the rule of law breaks down, there is no rescue.
Injustice documented before our eyes cries out for justice, but justice calls out for the rule of law—in the courtroom and on the streets of America’s cities.Read More »