I felt the same about the riots, but I felt equally disturbed by the number of racist and reactionary comments that soon swamped the net.
But as bad as this all is (or hopefully was), I was very much moved, when I read about that hundreds of people in the affected areas had decided spontaneously to do something useful. Instead of asking for who's to blame and for harsher punishment as everybody else seemed to do, they gathered with their brooms and started cleaning up the mess.
It's not only, that these people did and still do good things
. It's such a wonderful message. It's good to know, that there are still people out there, who do not want to respond to violence with violence. Usually you won't hear much of them, because the others tend to be much louder.