I'm no fan of cops. I've been ticketed, harassed, arrested, beaten and otherwise treated like shit by the police. Some of it was justified...most of it not. But it was always brutal. Being a painfully handsome white man didn't save me...but I have no doubt it woulda went worse if I wasn't. But as these 'protests' have shown...law & order would disappear in a heartbeat if there was no police presence. Weed out the bad ones...hire better candidates...have independent prosecutors...train better...get rid of the military equipment/paraphernalia...list goes on. But no police makes no sense...unless you're a criminal.