The weather is warm, so the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, are using the death of Michael Brown as an excuse to loot the stores of people who had nothing to do with Brown's death. (Riots never seem to occur in winter.)
This is a scene we have witnessed countless times. Sometimes the reason is a police killing (which may or may not have been justified). Sometimes it's a police beating. Sometimes it's just a hurricane or power outage.
Whatever the excuse, when the temperature is balmy, a young man's fancy turns to arson…and vandalism…..and stealing.
C'mon, what would you rather do, pay $35 apiece for those bottles of Johnny Walker Red, or just smash the store window and get them for free? You don't have to have taken Econ 101 to know which is the better deal.
So, as the warm breezes blow and the sun gently sets in the West, the young men gather to take advantage of the low, low prices. It's sort of like the day after Thanksgiving sales, but better.