I’m wondering what will happen if this psychopath is found not guilty
I don’t have a crystal ball, but I can make an educated guess.
- It will be the latest, biggest, possibly final blow to the hopes of a particular population. That is, those of us who had already given up hope in the justice system, but had allowed ourselves to believe that just maybe THIS was an egregious enough, obvious enough example of depraved violence by police that it would finally get the country to start reckoning with it. What we will do with that disappointment and rage, I don’t know.
-It will embolden those police who might be prone to use any excuse at all to throw their weight around, and bully and brutalize and kill.
It will give them even a stronger sense of invincibility.
-It will trigger a lot more protests that turn a lot more violent.
- It will trigger some to carry out retaliation toward law enforcement.