Here are a few other highlights in the article:
"The riots were all too predictable: a generation of poor, young people with no future becomes a tinderbox for violence." - Richard Sennett
"Locking up cowed hoodies in overcrowded prisons won't solve anything. We need to think about public housing and public space - quickly." - Joseph Rykwert
Wouter Vanstiphout bemoans the fact that riots never inspire learning in a government or a people, instead resulting in a city that is more authoritarian.