Would he thank them if it was one of his shops being looted?

Via CNS News:

Michael Brown’s family has condemned the criminality that followed his shooting by a police officer, but some activists view the looting near St. Louis as a “wake-up call.”

“And we in some way have to thank them for giving us a wake-up call,” community activist James Clark told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Monday night. “And now that we have the wake-up call, we must mobilize and go into our neighborhoods and offer them a sense of hope and a sense of purpose.”

Two nights of looting, arson, vandalism and other criminal behavior followed Brown’s shooting on Saturday afternoon.