Are Riots Okay Again?

What are the rules again?

Are riots a violent insurrection by radical groups which must be suppressed by any means... or a peaceful protest? Obviously, it depends on who's doing the rioting and where they're doing the rioting.

A riot in congress is an attack on "our democracy" while looting, burning and trashing a bunch of stores in Brooklyn Center is a peaceful protest.

Attacking Capitol Police officers is a horrifying crime, but attacking Brooklyn Center police officers is a peaceful protest.

If a Brooklyn Center officer gets a job working for the Capitol Police and moves to D.C., then attacking him while he's in Minnesota is fine, but not in D.C., unless the attackers are protesting for some fashionable cause like falsely accusing a Supreme Court justice of rape or claiming that the world is about to end because not everyone drives a Tesla. 

As an Elizabethan courtier observed,  "Treason doth never prosper. What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

None dare call it riot either.


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