June 5 Report: Talks of Defunding the Police

Protesters with a sign "Defund the police." Photo by Andrew Robinson on Unsplash
Anyone who wants to defund the police has probably not spent much time in third world countries where the Rule of Law is tenuous at best. Photo by Andrew Robinson on Unsplash.

Yesterday, we reported that gun sales were growing at a record pace and many stores were selling out as a result of the rioting and looting.  I can only imagine that talks of defunding the police are boosting sales even further as people seek to protect themselves. 

I find it ironic that those who claim to hate the police are often the same folks who need them the most.  If there are no police, those on the lower socio-economic rungs will become ready victims for every criminal.  The rich will just pay for armed security, and armed security will show far less restraint than most cops.

Anyone who wants to see what it is like without the rule of law should travel the third world a bit, especially some of those countries that the State Department has warnings about.  It will give you a whole new appreciation for justice, fairness and law and order.

Coronavirus Numbers

Coronavirus cases in the U.S. rose by 21,600 in the past 24 hours to 1,883,000, an increase of 1.2 percent. There were 1,023 reported deaths in the U.S.  since yesterday morning, bringing the total to 108,194. 

Globally, there were 89,000 new cases reported, bringing the total to 6.672 million.  Reported deaths attributed to COVID-19 climbed by more than 4,000 to 391,773.

Brazil has eclipsed the 600,000, reporting a total of 614,941 cases. Russia is closing in on 450,000.