The recent mass looting in Philadelphia shows that the pacification of rioters during the past several years has led a contingent of the populace to view theft and destruction as a justifiable and appropriate reaction to any type of racial or social strife, law enforcement analysts say.
But whereas many businesses previously pandered to looters, some of those same organizations are now reversing course, pulling out of chaotic coastal cities amid increasing incidents and a lack of law and order.
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Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.