By now, it’s a ritual of contemporary American life — a police-involved shooting followed by a riot.
Police in Brooklyn Center, Minn., shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop last weekend, leading to a violent siege of the police headquarters and looting of local businesses.
This dynamic is now widely accepted as the norm. Any officer-involved shooting — no matter how justified or illicit, whether we know everything about the circumstances or nothing at all — is simply assumed to be the occasion for mayhem.
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