This statement from Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is profound, timely, and important.
Nobody riots because they're bored and looking for a good time. It's a cry of desperation when institutional powers tell them their lives don't matter anyway so they may as well throw them away.
If you want to stop a riot, maybe try listening to the people rioting instead of shooting them.
I'm proud of #KansasCity for how we handled our protests last night -- our police were supportive and kind, and our protesters were respectful and wise. Kansas City truly is the best city.