"The law doesn't matter for some people" crap don't really think about this:
Burglars would be hung from lampposts, and shoplifters would be beaten
and tossed into the gutter if there were no police, as in fact happens
in countries where there isn’t a reliable justice system and a
civil-society culture that restrains vigilantism. Reminder to the
criminal class: Ultimately, we’re not stuck in this country with you.
You’re stuck in this country with us.
The assholes really don't want to have to deal with what happens when the official law can't/won't act, so private citizens have to.
Side effects: they'd be bad. We really don't want them. Which is why we want the idiots in DC and state capitals to get it through their skulls "You'd better knock this shit off, and start seeing the law enforced fairly and evenly FOR ALL; you think you're going to escape what happens if you don't? Fat chance."