this thread has gotten so long, it's hard to remember who said what and what the intent was, so, I'm going to make a statement and move on.
I can't nor do I want to live in a society where there is no protection from law breakers. I want to have police protecting me and mine from people that want to take it away from me. That brings me to my point, one that is hard to convince other people with. I'm 69 yrs old and it amazes me how simple concepts can be interpreted so differently by others. Anyway, here goes.
I assume you know what fragging is. One dissatisfied soldier throwing a granade into his commander's tent while he's there. One bad soldier. Don't look at his reasons, it's a bad thing. Does that make his battalion bad too? No, that's stupid. When we have cops kill or maim in an unacceptable way, we CAN say he is a bad cop. Yes, in the heat of the moment fuckups can happen. But, either way, why do many people believe that the condemnation of this cop and his actions mean we, who do the condemning, are also including the whole police dept of that community? We are not.
Now, we CAN say this department has way too many cowboys that shoot first and ask questions later. Still is it that department's fault? At that point, yes. But we must remember, police departments are superviced by local government and policed by federal agents.
So, why bring in Antifa or BLM actions? If these organisations are being unlawful go after them, but, stop the bad cops too. And let's not forget to go after the other organizations like the white supremacists too.