Within a week or two the cases of COVID-19 will spike. The rioting needs to be quelled using only as much force as necessary. No rubber bullets getting shot at teenage girls walking home with groceries, no pulling people out of cars that are keeping to themselves, no tackling people just because they walked by you. Arrest anyone who destroys stores, assaults bystanders, or kills anyone in defense of property when there is no escalation or threat to their life. Use the National Guard where the chaos touches everything while keeping the helicopters and drones out of it. Where it is prudent, charge people for violations of COVID-19 countermeasures where they exist. Censure the representatives that have demanded hunting down protesters or rioters like “terrorists in the Middle East”.
(a) A person in lawful possession of land or tangible, movable property is justified in using force against another when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to prevent or terminate the other’s trespass on the land or unlawful interference with the property.
(b) A person unlawfully dispossessed of land or tangible, movable property by another is justified in using force against the other when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to reenter the land or recover the property if the actor uses the force immediately or in fresh pursuit after the dispossession and:
(1) the actor reasonably believes the other had no claim of right when he dispossessed the actor; or
(2) the other accomplished the dispossession by using force, threat, or fraud against the actor.