The police are out of control and in many cities, it's getting worse. Of nothing else these protests should be eye opening to the abuse of power going on nationally with police departments. People being fired at on their porch while cops yell "light 'em up" Elderly being pushed to the ground with riot shields Instigation of riots by police firing first Drive-by macing of peaceful protestors Widespread use of tear gas, a violation of the Geneva convention in war, but perfectly fine to use on our own people Calls to dominate the people The shameful display by DC guards clearing peaceful protestors, a violation of the first amendment And the years upon years of police getting away with the murder of minorities George Floyd was the breaking point of a long series of events systemically targeting marginalized groups. I'm proud of governor Walz response today to open an investigation into the police for systemic racism over the past decade and try to make real change. He's absolutely right saying we need to address the issue with compassion and understanding rather than force and militarization. It's not enough, but it's a step in the right direction.