The situation in Ferguson is quite complex and cannot be dismissed by calling the locals 'animals' nor by accusing every individual policeman of malice or wrongdoing. It's best to start from positions of common ground.
Police are entrusted with the use of lethal force to keep the peace. They should and must be judicious in its use and held accountable. Their mandate is to protect and serve the communities that pay them - everyone in the community.
Looting and destruction is wrong and criminal and those who did it should be arrested and prosecuted.
Peaceful assembly and petition to redress grievances is lawful and proper, as is the exercise of a free press.
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Police should be responsive to their constituency and disclose information as appropriate, particularly in cases of lethal force.
In addition to the above, realize that a significant portion of the population is sociopathic, with no empathy towards their fellows.
So, in any large group (like a police force or crowd of generally peacable protestors), you'll get a portion who have no regard for their fellows - at all. They will happily do whatever they can get away with to benefit themselves, as long as they feel they can get away with it.
If they are in a position of power, they will misuse it if they can. If they are in a confused crowd at night, they will grab what they get for themselves. This does NOT mean that the majority of police are bad, evil, racist, or psychopathic. Nor does it mean that the majority of the protestors are looking to destroy their own community. It means there are bad people who need to be dealt with, lawfully. Painting police...
I mostly agree. However some will always resent the law for effecting their groups and event the most even handed police would have to face a backlash of violence against them. They work in a world that involves split second decisions that can get them killed daily. They live with something we cannot understand unless we have been there.