I'm beginning to think this is going to be a good major moment for the young people in America (I'm assuming the great majority out there are between 18 to 40 or so). As I said, in an earlier post, I think 5% of the people out there have no other purpose than to destroy and steal. Perhaps another few percent are people who didn't start by looting or destroying but got into it after it started. As the police get the control they should have had earlier (It's not like it's a secret that LA has experienced the worse riot in the late 20th century.) In addition, even I know where the hottest clothing and shoe stores are. in LA. Dolls Kill is right by Canters. It wasn't a surprise what areas they hit.
The remainder, the vast majority, are young people who are trying to make a difference. I think the last time we had impassioned protests across the country was in the Vietnam era. I find it a hopeful thing. Let's not mix up wanting destruction to take place with using our first amendment rights. Perhaps this is the moment, like what happened with Vietnam protests, that may help lead to a better future.
Who would have thought that Millennials would be the first generation after the hippies to finally step up for major change?
It is the right of Americans to peacefully protest, not withstanding the would-be dictator (and religious leader) in the White House.