Protest supporters would feel differently if their property was targeted
In watching the recent unrest I have a different perspective as compared to Mr. Cropsey. Staged cache of bricks and explosives are not the common tactic of ordinary thugs. Watching mobs trying to find the weakest security position to breech takes coordination.
Throwing urine and feces at police is not a looter but someone who has no respect for civility. Having local police force overwhelmed required assistance from the National Guard.
The leadership of this country needed to restore order to prevent anarchy. Peaceful protest were allowed even though these protesters certainly didn’t respect the current health recommendations regarding the pandemic.
I am certain Mr. Cropsey would have a different perspective if his law office was located in one of those targeted areas.