I completely agree with this. I’m not in any way saying it’s right for people to go bring guns and start shooting, but that’s what’s gonna happen if these cops keep pouring fuel on the fire doing shit like this.
We should not dismiss the possibility that they intend to produce that result.
They really want to be the hero to take down the enemy gunmen. They aren’t heros if the enemy is a peaceful protester. Violent opposition makes them feel good about their actions.