so instead of letting cooler heads prevail in order to ensure a fair and thorough investigation, we're going to publicize the idiocy of racists on both sides to ensure tensions remain on an increasingly volatile nature. the media and government sees this as another 'crisis' to take advantage of us in order to write more laws controlling us.
I swear I believe most of the idiot public practically begs for authoritarian slavery.
As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms. — Tench Coxe in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789 at 2 col. 1.