It’s funny to some extent, because there’s few things the press loves to cover breathlessly than riots in NYC. There’s lots of reasons for this. The fact that it’s right in many reporters’ backyard is clearly one of them. The press also loves riots, and violence in general. If it bleeds it leads. But not when it’s Trump supporters beating the press or sending a dissenter to the hospital because he wanted people to wear a mask.
And of course, after months of police violence against BLM protests, NYPD decides that they can’t be bothered to break up violent protests. Probably because of all the Blue Line flags.
Of course, some may note that these folks rioting may not be what you think of when you think of Trump supporters. That will be used by bigots but the reality is that this part of Brooklyn overwhelmingly voted for Trump and that’s what’s important here.