There Is A Difference Between Looters and Protesters

Radio host Tony Katz spells out the difference between looters and protesters in Ferguson, MO.

A “Protester” is someone availing themselves of their First Amendment rights. In Ferguson, you may not agree with what they say, but their right to peacefully assemble and express their grievances comes well before your specific issue with their cause.

A “Looter” is someone who believes they are entitled to destroy or steal property, because they are “angry,” or for some other trigger. No one, no matter how angry nor no matter the cause of their anger (including the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson,) has the right to take or destroy what is not rightfully theirs.

In short, Protesters should expect our support. Looters should expect to get shot.

About the Author
Tony Katz is the host of The Morning News with Tony Katz on 93.1FM WIBC (Indianapolis.) Working his way through current events and pop culture, Tony entertainingly exposes media hypocrisy and makes the complex easy to understand. Different than other talk show hosts, Tony focuses on right vs. wrong, instead of right vs. left. Follow him on Twitter @tonykatz. Listen to Tony Katz Monday - Friday, 5-9am on 93.1FM WIBC and WIBC.com

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