“No choice” but to “go crazy” and loot? Toronto BLM protest

Much like cities around the world, thousands of people took to the streets of Toronto recently to protest the brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

It was a heinous act, and I’m sure if Derek Chauvin is convicted, he will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

It's certainly no surprise that people are taking to the streets to voice their outrage – thankfully, we live in a society in which you are free to do so. Also, thankfully, the Toronto protests have been peaceful.

Alas, the same cannot be said of so many American cities in recent days, in which violence and vandalism have run amok. And the thuggery has not been selective – even ma and pa businesses run by visible minorities have been burnt to the ground.

But how do these actions in which completely innocent people are brutalized and in some cases even murdered advance the cause of justice or social justice? How does this advance the cause of race relations? At a gathering of protesters at Queen’s Park on Saturday, I got some to weigh-in on the carnage stateside...