The problem is that there are good intentions on both sides that are muddled by a lot of bad behavior. I can't imagine the cops want anything then for all of this to stop and for peace to come back. I imagine most protesters want to feel equally protected by authorities and for justice to be had for the kid that was shot. But the people in charge of the cops are making terrible decisions and making some very loud, few officers, under the rule of bad leaders, are acting in a way unbecoming of an officer. Protesters have within their groups have very loud, few deviants who likely don't give two fucks what the protests is about they just want to take advantage of chaos to act insane.
From what I've seen from media outlets and normal citizens on twitter few people seem to look at this with any nuance. There's such a black and white mentality to this problem that it almost makes it meaningless to add to the conversation.
Which makes me wonder why I'm writing this. I'm caught in a paradox!