But, now with the crazed behavior of Ismaaiyl Brinsley many can gain an understanding how law students could become unhinged by the grand jury verdicts in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The law, which they are investing years of their life and plenty of money, seemed to have been bypassed in those rulings.
In shooting two police officers, who later died, Brinsley was creating his own kind of system of judgment and punishment. He killed himself. That means mental health professionals can't examine him as to his sanity.
However, few are fooling themselves that even relatively balanced members of society likely now feel it's okay to right what they designate as wrongs in their own ways. Of course, the lives of police officers everywhere are on the line. And anyone who is white could become a symbol of a legal system which maybe never did work. After all, slavery had been legal until it was declared not to be.
Shouldn't the best minds in our nation gather to brainstorm how to restore respect for the law. Those could include Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Ted Olson, Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem, and Elie Mystal/Joe Patrice (the latter two are journalists at Abovethelaw.com),