The rioters are to blame for the rioting.Did somebody say punch-line?
Right on cue!<quoted text>And no ...I do not like green eggs and ham!
Look'in like nobody's to blame!
Got that? Just to make sure - I said the rioters are to blame for the rioting.
Can you accept that I say that?*
I believe that, handled differently, the situation would not have developed to the point where the rioters had an excuse. That's all I've been trying to say all along.
I say that for a couple of reasons, starting with rioting ain't really a St. Louis thing. The Missouri side made it through the 60s without black riots, for cryin' out loud. The second reason is that the Michael Brown shooting is something that happens all too often, and riots are an extremely unusual response.
(* Well ... you probably can. The question is, will you, and that's not looking good...)