Breakdown of civility among lawyers

We hear the reports of breakdowns of civility on the streets of New Orleans, but I am disheartened to see this occurring among members of the legal profession. Lawyers including Ted Frank, Glenn Reynolds and David Kopel are calling for the shooting of looters. I am appalled that members of the legal profession would call for unbridled, vigilante street justice. This is contrary to every fundamental principle we should stand for as lawyers. Fortunately, others offer more rational perspectives, such as Eugene Volokh, Orin Kerr and Eric Muller. As Volokh points out: “The shooting of looters by private citizens is a crime: the crime of murder.”