Horrific Night of Violence and Looting in Philadelphia -- Police Powerless To Bring Order

AP Photo/Steve Helber

The City of Philadelphia descended into near anarchy on Tuesday night, with large sections of the city in total chaos as major chain stores were looted of all their contents.

The night of violence came just over 24 hours after Philadelphia police shot and killed a black man with a knife as he advanced upon them.

Videographers who are veterans of street protests such as those in Porttand and Seattle expressed real fear for their own safety, and did not remain with the crowds doing the looting.

Police are trying to make arrests, but the action simply overwhelms them.

I wonder how pollsters will account for this violence in their “weighting” of the data?