I predicted it.
Michael Brown got what he deserved. Eric Garner did not. How could the police not know a man that fat and old would have health problems? They didn't think it through. They not supposed to. They're supposed to follow orders. They didn't have a thought in their heads. What sort of brain-dead cops throw a man down for selling loose cigarettes? Aren't there any real crimes around?
Garner was not killed by evil cops. He was killed by cops following orders. It's a way of avoiding responsibility. The Nazis used that excuse at Nuremberg - and got hanged anyway.
Cops have been shooting dogs and murdering people for a long time. I knew that revenge was coming, and that's what we got with those two dead cops in New York. Now the order has come down in New York to "avoid unnecessary arrests." Oh really? It's about time.
When people are oppressed and humiliated enough, revenge always follows. Oppression always leads to resentment and revenge.
The clip above is from one of my favorite movies - The President's Analyst. Arte Johnson plays an assassin working for the feds - the government. He uses the excuse of every bureaucrat - "Rules are rules!"
The government has a monopoly of force. That's a bad thing. It's always gets out of control. Those who use force, unfortunately, always think they are doing good things.
I've thought for years the way to deal with these problems is to fire 90% of the police and arm all the citizens. You'd be amazed at the change that would happen - and all of them would be for the better.