Rioters

My terrifying five-day stay inside Seattle’s cop-free CHAZ

Andy Ngo, New York Post

Despite the pleas from those who live and work inside Capitol Hill for law and order to be restored, Seattle’s city council has determined that CHAZ should continue. On Tuesday, the city even provided upgrades to CHAZ, including street blockades that double as graffiti canvases, along with cleaning services and porta-potties. It is difficult to decipher what CHAZ occupants want. Each faction, whether liberal, Marxist or anarchist, has their own agenda. But one online manifesto posted on Medium demands no less than the abolishment of the criminal justice system. What will happen if demands aren’t met?

NYT Melt Down: Sen. Cotton Suggests Trump Do What Ike Did When Democrats Sided With Rioters

What is the difference between Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, a racist Democrat, siding with the rioters to prevent the integration of Little Rock Central High School and New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio, a racist Democrat, siding with the rioters and looters destroying Manhattan’s retail district? Both used the power of their office to incite violence to achieve political ends.

Yes, Meet Rioters with Overwhelming Force

Rich Lowry, National Review

History shows it is simply not true that rioters will be quickly sated if they are allowed to break and burn things freely. Disorder feeds on itself. Looting one store, overturning one police car is never enough. There is no alternative to imposing curfews, zealously enforcing them, arresting violators, and calling out the National Guard if there’s not enough police manpower for the job. This doesn’t escalate the violence, it stops it. Over the weekend, Minneapolis finally got more serious about policing itself and saw a drastic diminishment of destruction. Anyone who doesn’t want American cities to burn should take note.