The real cause of police shootings

July 14, 2016

Unnecessary victimless laws lead to unintended consequences. All of the encounters by police officers that have lead to the shooting deaths of law abiding citizens began by someone either being pulled over for some non-moving traffic infraction, or by stopping someone in the street that were causing no harm to anyone, but in fact were minding their own business, selling CDs or individual cigarettes that somehow violated some ridiculous law. I believe regulations that outlaw behavior is not just harmful but outright dangerous. It's laws like these that mostly affect minorities and the poor. We need to put an end to the nanny state! In a free country, the only laws that are necessary are laws that outlaw the use of force (Assault, rape, murder) and theft of property. If elected, I would push for legislation that would repeal all non-violent, victimless offenses and for the release of anyone incarcerated for non-violent, victimless crimes.