I am normally a proponent of non-violence. Nonetheless, I have to ask: would the total number of murders, tortures, beatings, and sexual assaults in society decrease over the long term if people, vigilante style, started shooting pigs like this?
What would the math look like?
A) Increase in the number of killed and harmed cops (not a good thing)
B) Increase in the number of killed and harmed non-cops from reprisals (not a good thing)
C) Decrease in the overall number of killed and harmed non-cops because the cops tread more carefully (a good thing)
If C > A + B, is there a moral imperative for militias formed against the police in the service of the public good (as measured by overall decrease in violence)?
Understand: I am not interested in revenge, feuding violence, etc. I am interested in understanding how we can minimize the total violence in our society, because something is manifestly broken with what we are doing at present.