We have all been watching the slow unfolding of events in Baltimore but this all comes back to a far bigger problem. we have allowed the Police everywhere pick up the arms and systems developed for the military and then deployed them with a fraction of the training we demand of the military.
The most important part of military training happens to be the hours spent doing drill. I see scant evidence that that remains the case in the USA for far too many police men. Otherwise men act on impulse in a stress situation. That is no good. At the same time drill training also needs to be refreshed every two years or so to ensure skills are still good enough. I add that because i am assuming shortcuts in such a regimen.
Everyone of these policemen broke discipline and turned into a mob with its blood up.
Beyond that we have the obvious problem of mandated housing solutions that inevitably segregates the poor. This brilliant idea places call the angry young men into the same bar. Not a good plan..