While cities like Portland have seen riots on a nightly basis for a virtually unbroken time period, the mayhem has now spread to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where two people were fatally shot last night.
The bedlam is now reflected in the polls, with Americans becoming increasingly concerned about law and order.
"A sizable 59 percent of voters in the survey indicate that violent crime, which President Trump has framed as happening in Democrat-controlled cities, is a "very important" factor in casting their ballots," writes Rusty Weiss.
He cites a Pew poll which found that coronavirus has dropped to the fourth most important issue with 63 percent concerned.
When broken down along party lines, 74 percent of Trump supporters view violent crime as an important issue compared to 46 percent of likely Biden voters.
As we highlighted earlier, CNN host Don Lemon appears to be worried that the relentless riots and unrest that have plagued American cities for the last three months are aiding Trump.
"I think Democrats are ignoring this problem or hoping that it will go away…Joe Biden may be afraid to do it…He's got to address it. He's got to come out and talk about it," said Lemon.