The Minneapolis Police Department deserves blame for George Floyd’s death and liberal government leaders should be held acountable for riots and looting in cities across the U.S., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Saturday night.
“The fundamental political question is why do people obey a government. The answer is that they tend to enslave themselves, to let themselves be governed by tyrants. Freedom from servitude comes not from violent action, but from the refusal to serve. Tyrants fall when the people withdraw their support.”—Étienne De La Boétie, The Politics Of Obedience
Qualified immunity is a concept developed by the Supreme Court that gives government officials immunity from harms caused by their actions under a large number of circumstances that may happen as they perform their official duties.
Baghdad has shut down again; Israel might as well. India has been loosening restrictions despite a surge, and it is unclear if the government will extend remaining limits this weekend.