1. There isn’t a New York City anymore. The old New York is mostly gone. Its current politics are defined by outside hipsters, e.g. AOC, and third world immigrants. This is the government that they want. The riots are a message that the city is no longer meant to be habitable.
2. New York City’s governing class now entirely consists of lefty nutjobs that eve Marxists would say are going too far.
On that note, here’s a tweet from Mark D. Levine, the Chair ofthe New York City Council health committee, “Let’s be clear about something: if there is a spike in coronavirus cases in the next two weeks, don’t blame the protesters. Blame racism.”
“And let’s remember that the police are increasing covid risk by: * using tear gas * herding demonstrators into tight spaces * putting people in crowded jails,” he added.
As opposed to letting them rampage around the streets, looting, burning, beating, and killing.
But this dovetails with the primary leftist idea that the rioters have no agency and can’t be held resposible for anything they do. If they want to burn down Manhattan because some guy died in MN, it’s the fault of racism if coronavirus increases.
And don’t blame them for starting fires. Blame chemistry and physics.