As a Moroccan national who visits the U.S. often, I have grown attached to the American people, their country, and the values they aspire to live by. And so it pains me to hear of incidents of police brutality, which violate the rule-of-law principles America stands for, and it pains me further when looting and assaults on police mar legitimate protests with further criminality.
Can state officials or the media really be surprised that promises of an internal investigation don't appease? The true state of emergency now, like back in 1968, isn't rage or even rock throwing. It is the racial profiling and racial brutality of the police. America's real state of emergency remains that black lives still don't matter enough.