It’s not about right vs. left or racism or any of it. If you, simply to validate your political ideology, want to put a kid in jail for life for defending himself against a murderous mob, then you have quite simply lost your humanity. You have in a moral sense become a monster.
I was pretty surprised to not wake up to headlines of riots throughout the night. My guess is that the previous riotous behavior did not entirely go unpunished and consequences did their job in helping people moderate their emotions.