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Cop union boss defends mob violence

John Catanzara (photo, left), head of Chicago’s 12,000-member police union, went on talk radio Wednesday night, January 6, 2021, to describe the violent mob attack on the U.S. Congress hours earlier as “a bunch of pissed-off people that feel an election was stolen, somehow, some way.”

“Evidence matters,” Catanzara said. “Until that appears, shame on them for what they did, but it was out of frustration.” Read story here.

What, exactly, does “frustration” justify?

I suspect what we’ve stumbled onto here is a newly manufactured Republican sense of entitlement.  It no longer matters whether you’re right or wrong; you’re entitled to act on your “feelings.”

If you “feel” the election was stolen, even though 90 courts have been shown no evidence it was, then you have a right to be “pissed off.” (In the old days, before this brand of political correctness, it was called “shooting from the lip” and got you laughed at.)

What else will this argument be used to justify? Assaulting a black kid who has an iPhone similar to yours, which you left in the back seat of an Uber car, because you “feel” he stole yours? Calling the cops on a black family enjoying a picnic in a public park because you “feel” they don’t belong there?

Something you need to understand about Catanzara and others like him using the Wounded Feelings Argument is that it’s a privilege they claim exclusively belongs to them. See photo below.

P.S., do we really want partisan cops?

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