I don't think the riots were political strategy. I'd put that with the stories of pallets of bricks. Always willing to be proven wrong. I think the protests last year were more about their understanding of racism (and wanting to be with others during COVID) than anything else. As much as many lefties on M5M and the socials say that's what the Rittenhouse verdict proves, I don't think even most people who generally vote Democrat believe it.
except these ideas originated before Trump and continue after him. it's magical thinking and political opportunism of a different sort. it's all about shortcuts to fixing the urban wasteland/crime problems. they are selling and getting elected on this "just have less cops and end the prison pipeline" cheap solution. cause investment and social programs and real alternatives to the drug war are expensive. politicians will always take the easy way out if we let them.
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