The narrative is being pushed so hard that regardless of facts mobs riot at every event. A Black Police officer shoots a black man who the police and numerous witnesses say had a gun, and riots commence. A gun was found at the scene. Before you all say JB, that gun could have been planted, I say this. Let an investigation happen. If you are a witness that says he was carrying a book rather than a gun, come forward and make a statement, don’t run to the streets looting Walmart, which has nothing to do with the event.
Riots are not legal protests. They are not, “non-violent”. And those involved should be arrested. By lighting fires on highways, destroying public property (police cars), and threatening innocent civilians, these groups are perpetuating the stereotypes so many fought for decades to erase.
This is not productive.
People dump cargo from tractor trailers on a fire on Interstate 85 during protests in Charlotte early Wednesday. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Riot, in criminal law, a violent offense against public order involving three or more people. Like an unlawful assembly, a riot involves a gathering of persons for an illegal purpose. In contrast to an unlawful assembly, however, a riot involves violence.