More protests downtown tonight – with several hundred people – after another grand jury exoneration. We can’t even get these cases in front of a jury when there’s clear video evidence of homicide. The lesson millions of people and more than a few law enforcement officers are drawing: kill someone (especially if they’re a person of color) and police have complete impunity. The federal government has flooded local law enforcement agencies with military weapons, and a military attitude has come with that.
Law enforcement is about serving the public. Militaries are about killing and controlling the enemy. We no longer have law enforcement in this country – we have occupying armies, and with occupying armies comes widespread, inevitable resistance. This is not going to go away