The police stood down and refrained from their usual brutality, for the cameras. Those rioters were set up. They were incited by a brutal unprovoked murder of one of their friends and left to destroy some insured property that was dispensable to the establishment. It served the more important purpose of “demonstrating” how “thuggish” these rioters are….not.
They are furious – enraged, rightly so. Abused, neglected and economically oppressed for over half a century (since the last riot in ’68, above), they are suffering from acute post traumatic stress disorder from a trauma that has been occurring every-single-day-of-their-lives, culminating in the brutal and unacknowledged murder of a young unarmed man, in his prime, running for his life.