I have contemplated the recent citizen-police confrontations for a while now.
If you break a law, it is fair to expect that eventually you might be caught. When you are caught, you should immediately follow the orders of law enforcement. Should you choose to disregard their orders and become belligerent or even worse, physically attack the agents, you can expect to be brought into compliance, through whatever force is deemed necessary.
In two of the most recent publicly displayed confrontations, the perpetrator died. That is most unfortunate and a situation that I am sure no one desires.
But none of that gives anyone the right to loot buildings, burn down buildings or overturn police cars. Those are the acts of criminal thugs, and they should be dealt with accordingly.
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Some try to make this an issue of race, but I suspect that those who perpetrate this idea have their own selfish reasons to do so. Respectable, hard-working, law-abiding citizens — regardless of race, creed, religion or station in life — see these situations for what they are and are disappointed in the demonstrated behaviors.
F. Cal Dent Jr.