I would say "hypocritical", but that'd only really be fair the they were making their best argument in the first place. Don't get me wrong "cops shouldn't be killing people" is a pretty good argument, just not the best. Choose a career criminal to rally behind is actually a really good choice if you want to highlight the importance of the rule of law. Without looking it up, how many people know what the sixth amendment even refers to? By choosing a career criminal, you keep the bar high for law enforcement, as "statistically guilty" is still not good enough.
What's disappointing is that not only are we missing rhetoric for the rule of law and the sixth amendment, so many steps have been skipped because we want something to protest and/or riot against. How many people knew the name of their police commissioner before the protests? How many people know it now? Certain cities have a right to be angry, but the people who need to be held accountable are the officials of said cities. Instead, we're skipping actions at the city, county, and state levels, and making this national news.
What's even more disappointing is the number of people who believe the whole thing can be solved by protesting. Too many spectators, too many critics, too many protesters. If being a good policeman is so easy, why not put your money where your mouth is and go prove it? The solution to this issue is hard work, not whining. If Black lives really do matter, people need to do more than protest and riot.
P.S. (parting shot): I have some difficult questions regarding quantum physics, ancient Chinese poetry, and the meaning of life. Paging Greta Thunberg...
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