Last night I went to check out the NYPD Support Rally which turned out to be a small face off between supporters and non supporters. Basically it was a yelling match over the top of barricades. There was actually a lot of ignorance coming from both sides.
Today... today two NYPD officers were shot in Brooklyn by some nut who thought in some way he was supporting those who are protesting in support/memory of people like Michael Brown and Eric Garner who were killed at the hands of police. Well he was wrong.
The ugliness on social media being spewed by people on both sides of the argument is brutal and doesn't help. It contributes nothing to what is an important conversation that this society needs to have. The deepest shame is that after so many years... that conversation is still needed.