Testing New Blogger. Did I ask for a different format and new features? I don't think so.
Briefly then, attending a protest about the death of George Floyd is a statement that you believe the racism of the police is a culture wide problem. There isn't another logical reason that holds up. If it was just sadness, there would be memorial services instead. Sometimes groups try to turn memorial services into protests, but that's a different story. If it was anger about police violence and callousness in general, we would have seen something similar around the deaths of Justine Diamond of Daniel Shaver. (Memory hole.) If we thought this was about military police practices, as a lot of libertarians are attentive to, this would not be the tragedy to protest. If we thought it was just one of those unfortunate things that sometimes happens in a country of 300,000,000 people we wouldn't be protesting. We protest because we believe that this is a general problem that is being ignored.
Yet people don't usually protest for logical reasons. They protest to make emotional and social statements. Nice people are trying to say things like Not everyone is like that. Most people don't mean you any harm. See? I'm a good person who doesn't mean you any harm. We know your life is hard, we wish it weren't. We want to get rid of racism.
What if the premise is flawed from the start? What if there is not a general problem of police racism that needs our constant attention? One strong bit of evidence that this may be the case is that it is assumed so strongly that one is not allowed to discuss it with facts and logic. The people who know, they know, and will not even hear contrary information. I ran across a famous sports broadcaster yesterday saying "If you don't agree you are complicit." Well, that's nice and open-minded, isn't it? He knows, like many other public figures at the moment, and if you don't see it too then you are morally faulty and complicit.
Yet where could such a discussion take place? Where does one go where anger would not overwhelm the venue immediately?