Laws are there to save the leaders from their population, not the other way round. Police is there to protect the leaders and so they can’t and won’t protect the population from their leaders. It’s illegal to attack, oppress or otherwise humiliate the leaders it’s the monopoly of force which is claimed for the police. So whatever there might be the politicians are not there for your best and the police is not there to protect you.
Now how does that change? That’s easy if the current leader are removed, others take their place and the game starts again. Whatever the police did it will be well not forgotten but disregarded. But then the police just protects the new leaders.
There is just a small interruption if a state does loose as much as e.g the Germans. After a break down there is a small period in which police is not that corrupted the “normal” laws do hold. Government is very mall an not so intrusive. The people go their way which usually means bartering and honest trade, Yes there always will be liars and the like but overall most do know quite well what mine and yours means – at the beginning of a cycle.
We’re without doubt at the end of a cycle and the oppression through the ruling can’t be ignored and not be seen. And so we do live in dangerous times. You try to get rid of your old government too early, you get killed, you leave to late and may get killed from the new government. There is a small window in which you gain may gain the own might to oppression.
Killing people through police is seen as a unlawful government, and so I think the people do feel treated extremely unjust. That may work for some time. But now see what the murderer of police has said, He wanted to kill them, you may ask rightly if that really is a criminal act or an act of self defense. The author is IMHO very right, if the ruling can break the law and never will get prosecuted, there is IMHO a right ot fight the ruling with whatever means there is.
Maybe you should not be justs shocked by the killing of the policemen but about the unjust ruling class. And never forget for one side it a criminal on the other side a hero. It very much depends on who survives whom and if the current ruling class is overthrown or not. The war against the Empire was seen as a fight for freedom for the US, do you think it was seen that way from the rulers of the empire?
If the current rulings ones are overthrown and the cop killer will survive and get in the position to oppress himself, you will surely read, he was a freedom fighter. If he will get killed by the old government he’ll be just a murderer. And I’m sure most US-citizens will see him as a killer – yet. But just wait a few years, wait for the coming wars under Hillary or Trump, there will be a day the support will break. And you can bet from there on the times turn from very bad to catastrophe….
There is but one way. Put right in front of law and get rid of unjust laws. Will that happen? But look into Atlas Shrugged and you’ll see what will happen next. I can assure you it will be more oppression and much for weapons for the supporters of the current system…