DIY Security

Because we are not subservient Europeans who expect the State to protect them at all times, this development should come as no surprise to anyone:

About a 10-minute drive from Downtown Kenosha, two men stood this week with AR-15 firearms protecting their subdivision.
The armed men were Jason and Gilbert, part of a group of about 10 residents of the subdivision that have been out nights since Tuesday protecting their neighborhood in light of the unrest in Kenosha.

Gilbert, one of the armed residents standing guard, said, “All we’re doing is making sure the community here is able to go asleep, sleep fine and are not worried about anything.”
He noted that the armed residents use flashlights at night to alert approaching vehicles to their presence. If the vehicle pulls into the subdivision, the armed residents stop it and let the driver know he or she will be watched while in the development.

The message here is simple:  if government is unwilling or unable to provide security for the lives and properties of its citizens, the community will then take matters into its own hands.

And for the wailers who kvetch  about “taking the law into their own hands” and similar handwringing, let me remind you of this fact:  the law never left our hands.  We citizens deputize the enforcement of our laws to the police;  but if the police departments are unwilling, unable or ordered not to do so by their superiors (governors, mayors and so on), we reserve the right to enforce our laws ourselves.

I have to tell you, if our community was in a similar predicament, I would be the very first volunteer in line for such civic duty.  Happily, though, our local cops have told me in no uncertain terms to leave everything to them, because their superiors are not liberal asswipe Democrats.  (The actual quote was:  “If it’s at your house, then do what you have to;  but leave the damn streets to us.”)

I admit to sleeping better at night because of that.


  1. Exactly what the Koreans did during the Rodney King riots. Leave it to the slant-eyed among us to point the way. I’ve been surprised (albeit disappointed) that we’ve not seen more of it these last few months.

    1. absolutely, the Kenosha Kid is a living example.

      But always remember, after the first one, all the rest are free.

  2. As Instapundit says, the police and the courts are there to protect the criminals from us. If the government fails to enforce the law, the rest of us may have to do so, and that bypasses a lot of the procedural niceties. When the police are not available to take miscreants into custody justice can get rough.

    1. The terrorists declared war.
      They are soldiers.
      Responding with LawEnforcementOfficials is inappropriate.

  3. I remember a report on TV or radio 28 years ago, of something like this during the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 (which by the way, began shortly after the Mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley, said the verdict was an outrage. Soon after he said this, Reginald Denny was robbed of his trade, half his IQ, some unknown portion of his brain, and most of his personality).

    During the first or second night of rioting, looting and burning, a police car drove by a quiet section of town, a group of men with rifles came out of the shadows, and the policeman wanted them to disperse. One of the group said to him, “look at this neighborhood. It’s quiet, there are no rioters, nothing is burning, no shooting, no looting. Everything is as quiet as you and I want the place to be.” The policeman admitted that was true, and left.

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