May 7, 2015 12:00 pm -


When elected officials want to give police the authority to be judge, jury and executioner, then we have a problem. What’s startling about a post at The Citizen, is that it’s authored by two people, one of which is a former police officer and is now employed as a councilman. It’s not just penned by some…


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

24 responses to Georgia Councilman: Shoot The Looters

  1. illinoisboy1977 May 7th, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I’m happy with the way things currently are. The police have to feel that they are in danger, in order to fire. The owner of a business, however, can assume that anyone who has forced their way into his business, and is looting, is a danger. At that point, the property owner can legally fire. The police don’t have a vested interest in the property in question and don’t have a personal stake in using deadly force to protect it. The property owner does.

    • burqa May 8th, 2015 at 12:51 am

      It depends on the state law, which varies. Some would require the store owner to retreat to the back of the store and hide behind a locked door and only shoot if the crooks came busting through.

  2. William May 7th, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    “Dead looters on TV news would spread mortal fear in the hearts of opportunists causing the trouble, and would likely stop that behavior cold.”
    How can we shoot looters when we can’t even send them to jail?

    • mea_mark May 7th, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Maybe we should just quit this whole trial thing for white collar crime and corruption, it doesn’t seem to be working. Maybe bodies littering the streets will work. Can we start with idiotic, evil republicans like Terry Ernst first though?

      • allison1050 May 8th, 2015 at 6:29 am

        Countrywide is the perfect example of crime and corruption and no justice.

    • John Tarter May 7th, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      It will be interesting to see how many of the 400 or so thugs who were arrested in the Baltimore riots are actually charged. My guess? Not to many if any at all.

      • William May 8th, 2015 at 1:30 am

        None Skippy, because of Al Sharpton, I know that’s what you want to hear.

      • allison1050 May 8th, 2015 at 6:32 am

        How many were dragged into jail after the “pumpkin riot”? After their teams lost? How many shot?

  3. FatRat May 7th, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    (Dead looters on TV news would spread mortal fear in the hearts of opportunists causing the trouble, and would likely stop that behavior cold.)

    Let’s consult a dictionary.

    noun ter·ror·ism ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm
    : the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal

    Sounds like a terrorist making a threat.

    • tracey marie May 7th, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Always spot on!

    • John Tarter May 7th, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      Face it Fat Rat, things have changed. At one time a woman would gladly die in order to give life to her unborn child, but no more. And you thing shooting looters would be acceptable in this day and age?

  4. Budda May 7th, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Advocating murder…hmmm.

    • John Tarter May 7th, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      I will agree that such a thing as shooting looters is not acceptable in this day and age, what would be the effect of such a thing happening? I would say that looting would practically end if death was the immediate result of looting.
      The same could be said of our national borders. Do you think illegal border crossing would increase or decrease if illegals were shot dead when they set foot on our side of the border?

      • Obewon May 7th, 2015 at 8:59 pm

        Fidel Castro brother in arms Rafael Cruz Sr? Canadian Ted? The one foot on dry land law protects immigrants. Not to mention all GOP since Eisenhower “Amnesties!”

        • John Tarter May 7th, 2015 at 9:51 pm

          Once again you do not tell us the whole truth. The Congress had passed laws previously and agreed to all those Executive Order instances under the other Presidents, not so in Obama’s case.

          The Cubans were fleeing the oppressive Castro communist regime, the Mexicans are leaving a democratic society and coming here for purely economic reasons and all the benefits you liberals give them.

          • Obewon May 7th, 2015 at 11:51 pm

            Got a link proving ‘these were redundant GOP Executive Orders for laws that already existed’? No? Once again Tarter is busted for dissembling.

          • burqa May 8th, 2015 at 12:44 am

            He’s trying to say they had scenarios like this:

            Bush Jr.: “Hey Karl, what’s the speed limit on the Beltway?”
            Rove: “I think it’s 65 mph, Mr. President.”
            Bush Jr.: “Uh oh, we need to fix that. I’ll just issue an executive order making 65 mph the speed limit on the Beltway.”
            Rove: “It’s already 65.”
            Bush Jr.: “Yeah, but 65 without an executive order. If I issue an executive order it will be 65.”
            Rove: “It’s already 65.”
            Bush Jr.: “But it will be more 65 than it is now because of my executive order.”

          • burqa May 8th, 2015 at 12:39 am

            Now you’re painting all the post-World War II Republican presidents (except Nixon) as being mighty damned stupid.
            What, they issued executive orders that were in harmony with existing law? That’s the kind of thing they spent their time doing?

            It’s no wonder then that, beginning with Ike’s administration, the U.S. economy has been in recession for about 105 months during recessions that began under GOP presidents and only about 5 months in recession in the one recession that began during that time under a Democratic Party president.

          • allison1050 May 8th, 2015 at 6:24 am

            Oh Johnny, Johnny, Johnny. The Cubans “fleeing”, most were taken out of jails and allowed to leave Johnny, they were criminals and drug addicts. It was a way for them to to empty out the space and to fill our jail system with them.

  5. burqa May 8th, 2015 at 12:34 am

    “Televised images of thugs being arrested, or shot dead while resisting, would go a long way in putting a stop to this uncivilized behavior.”

    Um, no, it will cause more of it.
    In the civilized world we have law enforcement and courts and a bigass, complex system of justice that long replaced the sort of uncivilized behavior advocated by this dunce.

  6. Elliot J. Stamler May 8th, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Alan’s article is a perfect example of why I, a centrist, moderate, middle-of-the-roader, and Democrat, loathe and revile left-wing ultra-liberals almost as much as I do right-wing ultra-conservative. Not only do I totally endorse Councilman Ernst’s views I think when you have gangs of screaming hoodlums looting they should, and I write this quite seriously, be mowed down with machine guns. There certainly was a time when looting amidst riots meant you would be shot and that should be the case today. There is no constitutional right to riot, loot, assault, or any other criminality…that is not free speech or free assembly. That is felonious mayhem and Alan’s views are one reason we have ultra right-wing conservatives ascendant in Congress today.

  7. burqa May 8th, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Doggone it. I had a nice reply to “centrist, moderate, middle-of-the-roader” Elliot J. Stamler who wants the fuzz to open fire with machine guns in the middle of densely populated urban areas. With Mr. Stamler’s post being deleted, my reply to it just sits there in limbo in the middle of my screen.

    Poor fella misidentified the author of the blog post, too.

  8. allison1050 May 8th, 2015 at 6:13 am

    demented….Both of them!

  9. Ace Duncan May 8th, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    It sounds like a good idea to base, animal like creatures. I had hoped we had evolved from that.