You are exactly right. This whole thing is a symptom of cultural collapse, but nobody seems to be able to see it.
The rule of law is grievously wounded, sepsis has set into the body politic and its institutions are failing.
I know of 2 police forces I absolutely distrust, 1 that I absolutely trust, and 1 whose officers I trust and whose leadership I distrust.
That’s a whale of a lot of distrust coming from a rightwing law and order guy.
As Gerald Celente said, “When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it.”
I think this really is an example of that and we can see this sort of thing only increase.