There's a reason for the escalation of race riots, and that reason is called Obama.
Do you remember that barely a couple of months in office, he had this to say about the controversial arrest of Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. by a Sgt. James Crowley of the Boston PD:
"I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home, and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there's a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately."
Here's the video:
I remember wondering at the time how a President of a country with around 315 million inhabitants would deem an unfortunate but very local and ultimately unimportant incident worthwile to mention in a White House speech. A lot has been said re Sgt. Crowley making an obvious error arresting a person who definitely wasn't a burglar, even the resident of the dwelling in question. Far less has been said about the Prof not keeping his calm and hurling insults over and over again at Crowley - it was this which led to Gates' arrest. I am not a Professor, but one thing I do know: you DO NOT YELL at police officers, even if you think you have been treated unfairly. Period.
Be all that as it may, the POTUS seizing upon an incident which was a footnote of a footnote of a footnote of a footnote in the great sorry saga of race relations in the US of A with the sole result (or should we say intention) of fanning the flames of racial unrest, now THAT was acting stupidly.
But the Gates-Crowley incident was but the starting shot for a string of completely unneccessary presidential interventions in local police matters. Perhaps the most notorious is Obama exclaiming, post the Trayvon Martin affair, that "if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin".
Given that Trayvon Martin was a thuggish criminal, he probably didn't realize how close he may have been to the truth.
Anyway, the result of his incessant meddling and choosing the side of criminals, who, alas, mostly turn out to be blacks... is what we see today. The gangs, the rioters... they know they have presidential backing. Therefore they won't back down.
And, while we are at it...
... take a look at this sobering graph:
The US's black community only has itself and the democratic party to blame for the sorry state it finds itself in.