People march peaceably to seek an orderly and lawful arrest leading to a fair trial. That's what conservatives think is a "lynch mob"?
It's kind of funny.
(...and yes the fringe black panther thing is irrelevant).
Well, historically the lynch mob were white folk that thought an innocent Black man committed a crime. The value, in the perception of the white folk, of the lynch mob, I thought, was to maintain a dominant position of white folk in their neck-of-the-woods. Meaning Black males will not whistle, look at, or converse sassily with white women. It was a form of terrorism.
So, if there are "conservatives" that think that the protesting reflects a lynch mob, it might just be that the UNCONSCIOUS goal might be SIMILAR. That being to make white folk to just learn that interacting with young Black males, in a potentially adversarial manner, will be more trouble than one wants, regardless of the law ("stand one's ground"). I wouldn't call this terrorism, like in the Jim Crow South, but possibly an unconscious perception that those states that have written, or are thinking of writing, "stand one's ground" laws should reconsider, since the result of such laws might be worse than what needs it supposedly addresses.
What is interesting, in my opinion, is that while many African-Americans have a very specific opinion on this tragedy, they do not protest country-wide about the proliferation of guns in the inner-cities, to the same extent, I believe. Meaning, when Black males shoot Black males, it makes the 11 O'Clock news, but sort of ends with a few comments by local Black leaders. Perhaps, this tragedy is a sort of red-herring for where African-American energies should be directed, for all the guns in inner cities.
I have read that the South has a culture of honor that promulgates violence between males. So, African-Americans, having taken their Southern culture to the four corners of the country, and therefore perhaps, do not react as vehemently when the perceived impetus to a Black male getting shot (by another Black male) is possibly based on "honor." However, when it is likely not based on Southern style "honor" between two Black males, there may be more reaction. Does anyone know why?