The actions of protestors/insurgents and cops alike have been widely diverse in this thing. Some cops have engaged in random violence and staged riots of their own, some have tried to engage in conventional law enforcement activity, others have stood down and largely done nothing, and some have even joined the protests. The protestors have ranged from the 100% non-violent, to those engaged in spontaneous violence, to those involved in organized and planned violence, to those who aren’t motivated by politics but view this as an opportunity.
Over the past 72 hours, people across the US have captured what may be the most comprehensive live picture of police brutality ever. Any one of the videos we’ve seen could have sparked a national discussion, with people picking apart their elements, searching for context to argue about, and digging through the pasts of everyone involved. But it’s not just one act of violence. It’s everywhere.
Categories: Police State/Civil Liberties