Protesters deserve protection
Every time a police officer fails to protect a peaceful protester from the mob or stands idly by and watches public property being vandalized it becomes a greater threat to the constitution than the mob itself. Around the world U.S. soldiers have fought heroically against evil only to be betrayed at home by cowardly civil authorities who wither in the face of organized violence by groups like Antifa. When the Berkley police fail to protect peaceful protesters from ten on one violence I wonder what ideology they serve - because it is not the Constitution of the United States. These civil servants dishonor the men and woman who have paid the ultimate price by their failure to safeguard the most cherished of our civil rights, the first amendment of the constitution. Have we become a third world country that passively allows masked thugs to rule the streets of our cities?
Gregory H. Bontrager