Rabbi Dov Fischer, writing in The American Spectator, explains (abridged):
What sane person breaks away from a cop restraining him and starts running away? That is crazy. It does not matter what color the skin, what nation the ethnicity, what theology the religion. Who in the world breaks loose from a cop and starts running away? This is real life, not the movies. Despite the doughnut jokes and the movie scenes, cops are fit enough to be on patrol. If they fall behind the guy, they have guns. They can summon more cars, helicopters. What kind of person does this?
So then I was really focused on the video, as the possible culprit starts fleeing the cop. And then I saw something that seemed so crazy that I replayed the video eight times because I kept not believing what I thought I was seeing. I really did. Eight times. So I kept playing it over and over again. Get this: the guy, as he is fleeing from the cop, turns around and shoots something at the cop. It looks like a Star Wars-type saber or something from a kid’s video game because it emits this kind of spark of light being fired at the pursuing cop. Only later did I learn that the guy had grabbed the cop’s taser and was firing it at him.
Something is very wrong and broken in America. It is not “systemic racism” because the System is not racist. But it is Systemic Left Propaganda. That systemic plague endangers our culture, our values, and our civilization — and it endangers Black lives, too. Any leftist narrative that makes heroes and icons of people who break loose from peacefully arresting cops and then shoot tasers at them, or that idolizes thugs who wrestle police officers for their guns, endangers impressionable people who believe the lies and falsehoods so propagated.
Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., a high-stakes litigation attorney of more than twenty-five years and an adjunct professor of law of more than fifteen years, is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. His legal career has included serving as Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerking for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then litigating at three of America’s most prominent law firms: JonesDay, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. In his rabbinical career, Rabbi Fischer has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, is Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, has been Vice President of Zionist Organization of America, and has served on regional boards of the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith Hillel, and several others. His writings on contemporary political issues have appeared over the years in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, National Review, American Greatness, The Weekly Standard, and in Jewish media in American and in Israel. A winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics, Rabbi Fischer also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit