The blogesphere is all ablaze with the news of rioting in Boro Park last night. This is a good time to dredge up an old post of mine about rioting and the proper responses to rioting.
Basically I proposed giving the Mayor or a high judicial officer the ability to designate a situation a "riot," thereby giving the police the ability to use lethal force to end it. Read the post for a better explaination.
By the way, I am NOT suggesting people should have been shot in this case. This was a minor riot as riots go. But it just serves as another example that cops need better tools to deal with rioting.