The rioters in LA turned a spontaneous response to being told the cops can do whatever they want, whenever they want into an excuse to steal. FROM THOSE WHO THE COPS ACTUALLY PROTECT.
Thry should have sacrificed those cops on the altar of public opinion. If you are one of several cops beating a guy, AND YOU HAVE TO STOP TO REST, you are using, excessive force. Like the cop in SF recentlg that "accidently" shot the kid with the gun from his right hip, which he claims he thought he mistook for the taser on his left hip. Which is complete bull****. Does a Taser weigh anything near as much as a loaded pistol? No. Does it feel anything like a pistol? Not really. Does it have the same kind of safety, in the same location? Doubt it.
So if men with guns can kill our neighbors with impunity, while protecting the property of others, its way to easy to transfer that hate to those unarmed others.
So I'm not excusing the rioters, just making sure the police departments/courts involved, don't get a free pass here. You reap what you sow, and i have had/have seen more than one interaction with an LA cop that was ABSOLUTELY unacceptable.