Ferguson, Mo., police — who had been accused earlier this week of responding to rioters in an overly aggressive manner — decided to back off last night and early this morning. The result was entirely predictable:

Where were the cops during all this?

This was posted at 5:26 am, presumably long after the looters returned to their homes.

On the bright side, at least nobody was complaining about militarization of the police last night.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

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