And again i have to ask, where is your evidence? You spout alligations, but not a shred of proof. Where are the numerous videos showing police escalating protests? If as evident as you act it is, we would undoubtetly see a lot of these kind of violent clashes filmed by all kinds of spectators. The police was called in because of ongoing destruction. We saw and see "peaceful protesters" destroying statues and buildings. And when the law steps in it is their fault, because they don't let the people destroy, burn and loot? Reality check.
This thread is a pretty good start if you are looking for spectator caught examples of police brutality (contains hundreds of examples, as such, please don't pick out one and say "This is fine" and pretend that the other eight hundred plus don't exist...):
To simplify following the criminal justice news of the last 36 hours, I posted a set of 10 links to police brutality videos on Facebook— T. Greg "Tyrannosaurus" Doucette (@greg_doucette) May 30, 2020
Can't do that here, obvs
So I'm putting them into a thread
That said, I don't think anybody should deny that some protesters escalated the violence and some officers escalated the violence. What we saw in these protests was a positive feedback loop. Both sides continued to escalate in response to escalations from the other side. I personally struggle to not see that as a massive failure on the part of the police, a group whose primary purpose at these events was to deescalate...Last edited by sundin13 - on 24 August 2020