It’s two o’clock in the morning. You’re sitting at a red light.
There is no one else at the intersection.
If you decide to run the red light, did you break the law?
Now, let’s change that up…
You live in a flooded city. Your power is out, you have no food, you’re wet and hungry.
The city is being evacuated, but you don’t know how long it will be before they reach you.
You see a grocery store nearby and decide to wade over. When you reach the entrance of the store you find out it’s locked.
No one else is around. It’s just you.
If you break a window and steal food from the store, did you break the law?
ABC news correspondent, Tom Llamas, and a group of police officers were patrolling an area in Houston when they came across a possible deceased person in the water.
At the very same time Tom also spotted a group of people looting a nearby store and made the decision to inform the police who were with him.
The authorities called in the Coast Guard who then proceeded to disperse the people and made sure there wasn’t any further looting.
Tom posted the event on twitter.
And the bullying began.
The bullying Twits didn’t take too kindly to Tom’s actions and vilified him for pointing out people who were breaking the law because they claimed those people had the right to loot because they were hungry or in need and Tom should have turned a blind eye.
The Twits called him names and chastised him for doing the ethical thing.
I find it odd how a group of wannabe’s in our society are under the strange impression that when a natural disaster occurs, the law somehow changes or becomes obsolete; therefore, they believe and rationalize that people have the right to loot, steal, rape, pillage, destroy and murder as long as they do it under the pretense that they are “in need“.
I wonder if the Twits would still approve of the looting if a natural disaster happened in their town or city and people they didn’t know began looting from their homes and businesses?
After all…according to the bullying Twits, if a natural disaster occurs, that means the law changes and looting is okay as long as people are “in need”.
Consequently, a natural disaster does NOT change the law, nor does sitting alone at a red light at two in the morning, nor does your social upbringing or monetary circumstances.
I don’t care if you don’t agree.
The law never changes for your convenience or needs because it’s there to protect you from yourself.
“YOU SHALL NOT” has never changed and it never will no matter how people try to rationalize it.
Therefore, what Tom did by pointing out the looters to law enforcement was the correct thing to do. It was the moral thing to do. It was the ethical thing to do. And I commend him for it!
We need more people like Tom Llamas in the world.
People who try to rationalize immoral, law-breaking behavior while vilifying those who don’t are pathetic.