As everyone is falling over themselves weeping over the dead officers I wonder just how stupid it is to have not seen this coming. And the police refuse to admit that their own actions are ever at fault and, indeed, promising to increase their military style law enforcement (to a large extent the very thing that is getting them shot) so the shooting will continue. Nervous, defensive officers will kill more innocent people and the public will be enraged to the extent that some desperate, horrified people will decide that the only thing they can do is fight back. The sad thing is that I think they are right. The white power structure will not and have ever listened to reason (just ask native Americans). It seems that all that will sway them is fear. I think the Black Panthers deserve more credit for the success of the Civil Rights bill. They scared the man and got listened to.