The rioters who tried to burn and beat their way to a better world over the past few weeks are about to learn a rough lesson.

The same ever-present cellphone cameras that capture police misconduct—would we ever have heard George Floyd’s name if all we had was the cops’ own description of his death as a “medical incident”?—are also capturing the violence and destruction wrought by many of the rioters in return. And this footage is being used by the authorities to track them down.

That’s a good thing—a good thing for the rule of law, a good thing for the actual cause of reform, and a necessity if we still want to live in a republic.

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