The act of rioting and looting has become a pressing political topic. There are justifiers and condemners. Here’s a paraphrasing of what the former has to say:
Systemic racism leads to violence. People no longer trust proper justice. Their solution is to enact that justice in any way they can. If it wasn’t for the riots, the nation would have moved past it. Regarding property damage, most of the locations targeted are of established corporations. Adding up the costs of damage reveals that these companies are not losing as much money as claimed by the media. Police brutality is inexcusable, absolutely condemnable. The state has been slow on addressing it. Riots incite a conversation of violence transitioning to change.
It is argued that the riots act as a wake-up call for the government to consider reforms, but it has done the contrary. It has put a negative light on a movement with humanitarian goals behind it. We live in a time where law and diplomacy are at the basis of our culture. Just because traditional justice has been ineffective in past years, it doesn’t mean that we have to reject it altogether.
Salt Lake City