The only positive thing I see in this whole sad episode is, at least for a moment, some Americans who may not have been aware, were shown yet another vivid reminder of the militarization of police forces. In the next farming county down, they had one of those armored carriers in a parade not even a month ago. They have no logical reason to have such a piece of equipment down there…..more cows than people. This is not to say I, myself, would want to be a police officer these days. God Bless each and every one of them. A mostly thankless job I suspect…and in crazy times.