Epidemics and other disasters come and go
But the worst side-effects of the Covid epidemic are going to be with us for years.
This was the Raleigh NC Police’s response to a protest against the government’s shutdown restrictions:
And if the people allow this attitude to continue, then they – we – will deserve what follows.
The First Amendment isn’t more important than the broad concept of “order” – but it is certainly more important than the Raleigh PD treats it in this case.
Someone needs to get hauled into court, but good.
The ACLU has been showing some signs of paying attention to actual civil liberties again during this crisis. Here’s hoping.