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    Angry Riots

    One thing that gets me about riots is that the rioters don’t give a whit about the damage they do, not do they face the consequences of their actions.

    If in the rare event that they are arrested and charged they might possibly be convicted. That does not get the shopkeeper back on his feet.
    The shopkeeper has to then sue and more likely than not that rioter is a ‘man of straw’ and will never pay off or back whatever settlement the Court awards him.

    Rioters destroy and then often loot a shop.
    That shopkeeper probably exists on a loan and overdraft.
    The shopkeeper’s means of earning a living is removed although they have absolutely nothing to do with the rioters or their reasons for rioting.

    ‘Do as I want or I will destroy everything’ seems to be the rioters mantra.
    basically a bully.

    Oh and that shopkeeper who has those financial commitments probably doesn’t get anything from insurance ( if he has it) as insurance policies (here certainly) exclude damage by civil commotion and unrest ( includes rioting).

    So I would support those that defend what they have against rioters.

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    It is a move for attention, and it works
    Imagine how great the losses were of all that tea dumped into Boston Harbor
    Poor, poor merchants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    ‘Do as I want or I will destroy everything’ seems to be the rioters mantra.
    basically a bully.
    I think you misjudge the rioters. They are not concerned about the causes of the underlying nonviolent protests that they often disrupt. They are taking the just anger of others and using it as a cover to riot when riot is their only real intent. Sure, they are probably angry and even more they have greed, but they aren't bullying or blackmailing or threatening. They are using whatever excuse they can find to do as they please.
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    Misjudge them?
    I don’t think so.
    I consider them to be ‘deplorable’ for the reasons I outlined in the OP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    It is a move for attention, and it works
    Imagine how great the losses were of all that tea dumped into Boston Harbor
    Poor, poor merchants
    do you agree with rioting as a correct ‘move for attention’ ?
    That protest led to bloodshed.

    So perhaps you would be happy for protesters and rioters to be shot to resolve things?
    Wow some things haven’t been learnt in the last couple of centuries,
    Yeah let’s settle everything by force and to hell with innocents.
    Way to go.

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    Distinct difference between riot and protest. Unless you're Trump.
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    Innocents die
    and rioters are going to riot
    Haters are going to hate
    Shooters are going to shoot
    Liars are going to lie
    Spinners are going to spin
    but who is going to win
    if history has the answer
    it won’t be Hitlers kin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Distinct difference between riot and protest. Unless you're Trump.
    It's an obvious difference to the knowing... Protesters make a statement and leave the environment as they found it. Rioters break stuff for their own enrichment and have no influence on others opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    One thing that gets me about riots is that the rioters don’t give a whit about the damage they do, [nor] do they face the consequences of their actions.
    Rioting is not generally a conscious, affirmative action for the most part. You've got a thousand people crowded together, pissed off about whatever.

    All it takes is somebody to chuck a rock, or a cop to shoot somebody, to light it up.

    Sometimes it doesn't take that.

    The cops who beat Rodney King half to death in LA? Their acquittal kind of lit up LA.

    Thanks to modern tech and "social media", Rodney King's killing kind of lit up the USA.

    IT's not about "giving a whit about the damage they do" -- it's about the perceived injustice.
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    A riot is anarchy in action, and in the moment. But a riot can be directed or influenced, those shadowy persons in black breaking windows in the background and then melting away for instance.

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    Do you think there are many Cask of Amontillado type crimes committed under cover of riots?

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