Rioting and destruction have spread to many American cities. Criminals took advantage of protests to inflict major damage along the streets in Washington, D.C., where I used to walk to and from work. There was major damage to banks, hotels, restaurants, coffee and sandwich shops, liquor stores, and buildings owned by non-profit organizations. The photo at top shows damage to a university.
Hans Bader practices law in Washington, D.C. After studying economics and history at the University of Virginia and law at Harvard, he practiced civil-rights, international-trade, and constitutional law. He also once worked in the Education Department. Hans writes for CNSNews.com and has appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”