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'Restorative Justice' Guarantees None for All

'Restorative Justice' Guarantees None for All
Protesters gather at Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 26, 2020. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

By with Michael R. Shannon Tuesday, 30 June 2020 06:26 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Did you know that even leftists engage in one–upmanship?

It’s true.

A neighborhood called Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis couldn’t wait for the delusional Defund the Police movement to abolish that city's police department, so it decided on its own to stop calling 911. The thinking was if they don’t invite the police, then it’s just like defunding the police without any complicated civil service issues.

Events moved so quickly we’re tempted to rename the neighborhood Powderkeg Park.

Almost immediately Minneapolis vagrants and drug users erected a tent city in the park the neighborhood was named after. The lack of response on the part of residents was so welcoming those 300 urban outdoors people were joined by drug dealers and other unsavory types.

Sure enough, that was followed by an armed robbery by two black teenagers. The neighborhood resident is now regretting that he failed his social justice pledge and called the police. To make up for that backsliding, he now refuses to cooperate in the two bandit’s prosecution.

The only positive element in this mass volunteering to be victims is that for a change the leftists had to live with the repercussions of their own bad ideas.

The usual procedure is to make other people live up to the leftist’s high ideals.

Meanwhile the elite’s money, personal security and gated communities insulate them from any consequences.

Leftists on the Oakland Unified School District board decided to go Minneapolis one better, but unfortunately lapsed back into their old ways.

The San Jose Mercury News reports, "In an unanimous vote, the board passed the “George Floyd Resolution to Eliminate Oakland Schools Police Department." The annual $2.5 million spent on the 10 sworn officers and police administrators is instead expected to be redirected toward other student support services and restorative justice efforts."

What this means is that students who want to learn and teachers who want to teach will be paying the price for this misguided moral exhibitionism on the part of the school board.

This is how "restorative justice" works.

A bully who stole another student’s lunch money or backpack or new jacket sits across the table from their victim. A wooly-minded social worker then has the victim discuss feelings with the victimizer. The victim is intimidated by the arrangement and quickly learns there is no justice under restorative justice.

Since the bully is never arrested or expelled, he is free to continue milking the victim population like so many cows. These abusive school attendees (why dignify them with the term ‘student’?) make the teacher’s job impossible by disrupting classes. Teachers give up on teaching. Students who aren’t trouble–makers give up on learning.

Meanwhile the smug school board members are safe from the damage their stupidity has caused and ‘diversity’ consultants to the board get rich.

Which makes the residents of Powderhorn Park ethical giants by comparison because at least they agreed to live under their own misguided rules.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read Michael Reagan's Reports — More Here.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)". Read Michael Shannon's Reports — More Here.

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A bully who stole another student’s lunch money or backpack or new jacket sits across the table from their victim. A wooly-minded social worker then has the victim discuss feelings with the victimizer. The victim is intimidated by the arrangement. There is no justice under restorative justice.
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