A friend of mine and I were discussing this issue in Baltimore and I brought up the "why are they destroying their own city" point. He put it simply (paraphrasing) "they don't own much of anything in the city and aren't given much of an opportunity to better themselves anyway, so they have nothing to lose." This brings up an interesting point. No, I don't think black people are lawless (despite grumblings from some of my libertarian friends) but in the more liberal parts of the country they're used, exploited, and otherwise cajoled for political gain. Luckily, more and more people of all walks of life are waking up to the progressive liberal race-baiting propaganda machine and they can understand it's not "black vs. white" but rather "us vs. them." White people are not keeping black people down; the state is.
And as much as many might hate to admit it, this country edges further and further towards being a totalitarian police state. The government has power unlike any it has wielded before, police in many areas are (legitimately) out of control, and we have a populace more worried about people defacing flags than people being brutalized by the same government they want to punish people for defacing their precious flags. The American people have some soul-searching to do. Eight years of compassionate conservatism divided the country. Eight years of hope and change drove a wedge. Of course, I have little faith in the feels-based thinking of the American voter, which is probably why we'll be stuck with eight years of "what difference does it make?"
I'm just curious, where is the Police out of control?
George Zimmerman? He was acting in self defense when he killed Travon Martin.
Ferguson? Michael Brown was a criminal who accosted Officer Darren Wilson, and Wilson acted accordingly. Now, they actually put up a memorial for Michael Brown. Obama sends him staff to the funerals for these criminals cut down by honest cops, but not the honest cops cut down by criminals.
Baltimore? First of all, with his record, Freddie Gray never should have been on the streets to be arrested last month. Most reports are suggesting that these police officers have done nothing wrong, and Baltimore will burn again at some point. Especially if the so-called mayor (who was only put in office because the previous mayor was misusing gift cards) gives the order for police to stand down again rather than nip the unrest in the bud before more property is destroyed, and local businesses lose more control due to another curfew.