I’ll take a different track on this story. Instead of condemning it, or praising it, I will point to the fact that it is laced the perceptions of a certain community.
What we perceive to be the truth, becomes our truth. I can not validate nor refute what certain African-American communities perceive as the truth. I do not live in their communities and the evident fact that I am pale skinned, I have never experienced police harassment.
Yet, many who do not live in said communities and who are not African-American, simply dismiss the claims from the African-American community, as being false or worse yet, deserved.
I take heed of what I hear. A large part of our society believe that they are second class citizens, and as such often do not invest their lives to this nation. History bears their truth.
Until those unaffected by harassment at least engage in meaningful dialog with communities that are affected, there will be no change, and we will have written off the loss of a whole community. And such a write off will have consequences.
BTW: real bad idea to punch a cop. In 9/10 cases, it is not going to end well for you, even if the officer is abusing power.