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The recent Protests are simply Riots…

The most clearly inappropriate part of the nationwide “protests”  has been: violence, looting, arson, and rioting. It’s the old tactic of protesting injustice by burning down your own neighborhood, and we know what it actually accomplishes: It hurts the very people the rioters claim to be defending, it discredits the reforms they claim to be seeking, and above all, it validates the very use of police force that they claim to be protesting against. After all, if there are rioters running loose, indiscriminately beating people and destroying property, then a lot of decent citizens are going to demand that the police crack down and restore order.

These riots are so obviously counterproductive that we are entitled to assume that they are being driven by people who do not actually care about any of the reforms that the protests are nominally intended to support.

 

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