Maybe "rioting" was the wrong term. Widespread mob pillaging and rampant crime is probably closer to what I saw in person during the RK "riots" and what I think has a real possibility of occurring. I think the trigger could be just not having money from lack of work, therefore no food, etc..While rioting in major metropolitan areas could certainly occur, I don't see it being as likely as it was during the Rodney King riots. The main reason being that during R.K., Watts, Kent State and other riots, the crowd was allegedly protesting something/someone and mob mentality took over. It can still happen, as it did during the N.Y. Blackout ('77) where it wasn't resulting from a "protest", so I wouldn't rule it out.
I can't speak for every state, but Ohio has increased police presence in areas likely to be targeted by early looters. So all the closed schools, churches and other buildings that have essentially been abandoned are being watched more closely. Homes are currently less likely to be targeted, because it is assumed that people are there since they are supposed to stay home, and many don't have to go to work right now. This could obviously change as things develop, but as it is, I'm more concerned about the soft targets like closed building which are known to typically have supplies (cleaning and food).
FWIW the Ohio National Guard is ready to respond and the state, county and local police have their riot/swat teams prepared for response as needed. Although these things aren't readily apparent to the public, they are in place and ready for rapid response.
Some major cities are definitely at the boiling point. Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, NY, Chicago and a few others are really bad.Maybe "rioting" was the wrong term. Widespread mob pillaging and rampant crime is probably closer to what I saw in person during the RK "riots" and what I think has a real possibility of occurring. I think the trigger could be just not having money from lack of work, therefore no food, etc..
precisly, people forget it was the free market that created strongest economies and yes it is the socialists that drive people to gravesYou can't really say this, but price gouging is actually what we need.
If the free market were actually working, then stores could mark up hand sanitizer to 40, 50, 100 dollars a bottle. That would ensure that hoarding would stop. People would spend less on things that don't matter and more on the things that do matter.
A few years ago there was a massive ice storm here and everyone was without power for quite some time. You could not find a generator in town. However, two days later people came in with generators that they bought from neighboring states. They set up in town to sell them here. The generators were priced four times what people wanted to pay for them, but guess what, people did buy them and they were able to stay in their homes, feed their animals, and tend to the things they needed to.
if you let the free market work, most of the time things take care of themselves.
Encouraging looting does not help.Looting food is one thing if you have no money and no food.
Looting a TV and designer brand cloths because you can is another thing.
How's the view from up there?