[lbo-talk] The three stages of riot

c b cb31450 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 10:10:29 PDT 2011

Michael Pollak:

Cuvin and Porter tested this theory in the 1977 case by profiling three groups of arrestees by time of arrest. It held up extremely well. Their profiles of the Stage III looters are kind of hilarious. They are often people who are just as larcenous at heart, but who held off so long precisely because they had jobs and income and so had reason to fear the consequences. And of course they are the ones who get disproportionately caught, usually almost immediately, after which they quite understandably feel like utter humiliated fools

^^^^ CB: He who hesitates is lost.

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