It's sad that things have come to this in Baltimore; Bmore is only about 45 minutes away from my house but thankfully I'm safely nestled in the breasts of suburbia. When frustration boils over and men (and women) feel they have absolutely nothing to lose, poo like this happens. If you can't at least understand the reasons for that frustration and want to focus solely on the terrible looting, then you are probably an idiot. I think everybody can agree that the looting and general lawlessness is uncalled for. As has been said, don't let the looting detract from the underlying problems that caused that "I have nothing to lose" mindset; don't let it detract from the fact that even after the looting has been pacified, those problems will most likely still remain.
Instead of saying dumb poo like "white guilt", try and place yourself in the shoes of an individual who sees looting as his/her only source of agency in a society that they feel they have no place in and that they have no faith in. When people have hope, they don't go around fuging looting. It's really easy to sit back in the comfort of your home and yell about "peaceful protest". Yes, peaceful protest would be ideal. But don't for a second think that you have dealt with any of the poo that black people growing up in the inner city have dealt with. I grew up in suburban Alabama, and I still dealt with plenty of racism. Thankfully, no police brutality though. I know a lot of conservatives completely disengage as soon as racism is brought up, but it's easy as hell to say "white guilt" and pretend that the passing of years has somehow fixed the problems caused by slavery institutionalized racism (which still exists). Just because you fail to understand the anger caused by years of mistreatment, doesn't mean that anger doesn't exist or is misplaced. It's there. I feel it all the time too and I grew up in 90+% white neighborhoods my whole life. If you treat people like poo and remove their hope for the future they tend to get pissed. Really pissed. This last incident was the final straw for some people in Baltimore.
And all you people talking about a racewar etc. Redneck racists are not the only ones that like guns. I legally own an AR-15 with an ACOG 4x32 scope, and a Saiga-12. I've been to war and survived. I'm ready.