I read all these posts where these rioters and looters are called thugs, animals, and such and it somewhat cracks me up. These people are doing exactly what God gave them over to do.
Remember Romans 1:18-32? These people, politicians, and such rejected God. The suppressed the truth in unrighteousness, they subverted the truth by exchanging the worship of God for idols, and they spurned the truth by not liking to retain God in their knowledge. Therefore, God gave them over to follow their vile passions and appetites of their flesh. God gave them over to a debased mind to do those things which are not fitting.
Rioting, looting, robbing, burning, "thugging", and such are not natural but because they rejected God, God has allowed them to do what their evil debased mind leads them to do. I don't condone their behavior, and it grieves me that "innocent" people are being hurt and property destroyed, but I rejoice that God's word and promises are true. They are only doing what God gave them over to do.
Praise God, His word, will, and ways, which are not our ways always come to fruition. Don't name call, and despise these looters for doing what God gave them over to do, grieve, weep, and mourn over those who have been in authority and have contributed to the suppressing, subverting and spurning of God and His word in this country which caused God to remove his grace and restraints by degree over the last 200 years to where we have reached this point. God has simply removed more restraints for people to act upon their own fleshly appetites.
(Tomorrow: my review and closing thoughts on our sixth annual A to Z challenge)