TightEntry t1_j69t5xs wrote

It’s also because the cops were fired and charged with murder. What is the impulse to protest/riot?

Yeah what happened is bad, and it casts yet another harsh light on the realities of police in America, but at least it is being recognized for the heinous act that it is.

There is no “following my training/feared for my life” defense. Police unions aren’t lining up to defend the murderers and the police chief called the act out for being particularly bad.

I guess this is progress since the Rodney King beating.