The mob will not be appeased. The underlying drive of the instigators is not justice, but unending revenge and destruction of the American system of justice. The problem is "systemic", remember? Their goal is to smash the system, and appeasement will never sate them.
All this is just to say that no one should expect the rioting to end because of the verdict.
I don’t relate to trials & verdicts as symbols (it’s a big country, so one needs to look at stats in general), but this is a normal consequence of the system of justice we have, which is in principle pretty good. It’s wild how people swoop & stretch this thread to fit a narrative
The problem is that the instigators (as opposed to most people) of civic unrest make their intent clear—and this won’t be resolved by a single verdict, either. The larger battle over The Narrative remains.
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