Why they protest
Here's an interesting news story from the Oregonian's Maxine Bernstein. It shows you what happens when a Portland police officer is so bad that he has to quit his job.
Robert Bruders had resigned from the Police Bureau in 2016, two years after a jury awarded more than $500,000 [$562,000] to a man who Bruders repeatedly punched in the face. But he was rehired immediately as a non-sworn employee to do background checks on new police recruits.
Rehired immediately. Because it's us against them.
It gets worse – now the violent ex-cop is accused of sexual harassment – but that's the Portland police epitomized. And this sort of thing goes on without mention, all throughout the police department, all the time. Until people start marching and throwing things.