There is a lot to process. So many points of view. So much anger and fear on every side.
It seems the main question is whether or not the violence is worth it.
I don't know the answer, but I have a thought. The military/police state isn't stupid. Maybe they want the riots so that the leaders will start to stick out and then the gov'ment will be able to identify them and co-opt the movement.
I do know that historically, the powers that be have used revolution to thier advantage. It's the old "from chaos, order" mantra prevalent in so many elite fraternities.
Just so happens most of our politicians are in these frat clubs that enjoy chaos and see it as opportunity to shape the new world.