Thuggery In America

28 01 2023

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

Moose Moosler commented at the UK’s MailOnline about the death in Memphis, Tennessee:

So it seems the ‘protestors’ don’t even know the 5 cops have already been fired and are up on charges of murder.  This nonsense has never been about what they say it is about.[2]

Since the anti-war demonstrations at Berkeley during the Vietnam War, and the Rodney King riots that began in Los Angeles, “professional” rioters have existed and spread their venom, like vicious vipers.

I have followed riots since my days in law school at Berkeley during that war, and then the Rodney King riots, and the burning of Washington D.C. after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed in Memphis too.[3]

The thugs, slugs, hoods and mongrels of “Black Lives Matter,” Antifa and other far-Left groups have burned our cities; killed or injured innocent Americans including our police; and destroyed black and other businesses.  Yet, few have been incarcerated. 

Does law enforcement sometimes overreact?  Of course.[4]  Many officers are frustrated; others have resigned or taken early retirements; and it’s surprising that there are many left, certainly where riots have occurred.  Why risk one’s life, only to be attacked?



© 2023, Timothy D. Naegele


[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and   He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g.,  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., and, and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at

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[3]  See, e.g., (“Martin Luther King Jr.”)

[4]  See, e.g., (“Tennessee sheriff suspends two deputies and orders new investigation after officers are seen FIST-BUMPING in sickening bodycam as Tyre Nichols lies on the ground in agony”)

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