Looting is an expression of blind rage – I judge what inspired the looting far more harshly than the looting itself.
The looting in Baltimore starts with police killing young black men and will end when police stop killing young black men. This anger that self mutilates their own community is the same seething fury at injustice it always is and yet we still fail to connect the dots.
People are rioting in Baltimore because they are furious. America has a Police force that is utterly out of control. Their self important belief that might equals right has led to a militarisation of a domestic police force with all the same arrogance as an occupying Army.
Riots are a symptom.