I don’t live far from Baltimore. I watched the devastation from the comfort of my king-sized bed, in my master suite of my warm home in the exurbs.

I shook my head in disbelief. I couldn’t believe that anyone would tear up their home in that way. I couldn’t believe that many of the ones causing trouble were kids not much older than my son, whose biggest worries are getting his science project completed and how much time that leaves for Minecraft.

I overheard a teammate of his at baseball excitedly tell the team that he was at the Orioles game on Sunday, and they weren’t allowed to leave. For him it was a pseudo-adventure in an otherwise protected life.

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