Boortz responded to a couple of â€?violent carjackingsâ€? with the following:
This town is starting to look like a garbage heap. And we got too damn many urban thugs, yo, ruining the quality of life for everybody. And I'll tell you what it's gonna take. You people, you are - you need to have a gun. You need to have training. You need to know how to use that gun. You need to get a permit to carry that gun. And you do in fact need to carry that gun, and we need to see some dead thugs littering the landscape in Atlanta. We need to see the next guy that tries to carjack you shot dead right where he stands. We need more dead thugs in this city.The chairman of the Georgia NAACP, Edward DuBose, responded,
Not shocked that Neal Boortz would say something inflammatory, he's done that before. But shocked that he would go to this extent. This is in many ways advocating violence, vigilante-type taking thing into your own hands.Quotes from: Critics condemn Boortz rant on violent crime, by Jennifer Leslie, 11Alive, June 20, 2011.
Apparently, Edward DuBose is unfamiliar with both the English language, and the Anglo-American legal tradition. Defending oneâ€™s person and property from violent attack is not â€?vigilantism,â€? but self-defense.
Taking the law into one's own hands and attempting to effect justice according to one's own understanding of right and wrong; action taken by a voluntary association of persons who organize themselves for the purpose of protecting a common interest, such as liberty, property, or personal security; action taken by an individual or group to protest existing law; action taken by an individual or group to enforce a higher law than that enacted by society's designated lawmaking institutions; private enforcement of legal norms in the absence of an established, reliable, and effective law enforcement body.Nope, Boortz wasnâ€™t advocating any of those things.
Legal Dictionary/The Free Dictionary: â€?Vigilantism.â€?
1. a member of a vigilance committee. 2. any person who takes the law into his or her own hands, as by avenging a crime.
One may only condemn self-defense, which may make the difference between life and death, if one is loyal to violent criminals, in this case, carjackers. Thus, people like Edward DuBose see the carjacker as the good guy, and the property owner seeking to defend his property, his life, and the lives of his loved ones as the criminal. I call that evilism: The abuse of the intellect in the service of evil.
A tip â€?o the do-rag to American Renaissance.