Ok, but this is a normative question and not a descriptive one. It's not a question of what "people" do -- it's a question of what we do. So do we stoop to petty crime because it can be effective, or do we go to work in the morning? Do we as a nation simply quell dissent by force, or do we allow free speech? I mean, the idea that people CAN do something bad until they can no longer get away with it could easily be an apology for dictatorship or totalitarianism. Just because you can doesn't mean that you should.