President Obama addressed the ongoing unrest in Baltimore on Tuesday, admonishing demonstrators for changing the tone of the protests Monday, as he saw it, and characterizing the shift as one toward "senseless violence."
At least six 3,500-year-old rock carvings from California's Volcanic Tableland have been stolen, vandalized or destroyed. Thieves may expect a few thousand dollars for their haul -- a pittance compared with the historic and spiritual value of the ancient petroglyphs.
Britain's riots were not political, we are assured, and looting is simply un-British, but "Shock Doctrine" author Naomi Klein takes a different view: From Iraq to Argentina, when corrupt elites pass the bill to the struggling masses, civil unrest is to be expected.
The Chilean city of Concepcion took a big hit from last weekend's earthquake, and now Chile's president, Michelle Bachelet, is working to keep a lid on looting and possible violence in its wake with the help of 14,000 troops posted in the affected region, according to the BBC.