I think this is a good example of both sides coming together: Police chief joins Black Lives Matter rally in Memphis Police chief joins Black Lives Matter rally in Memphis - BBC Newsbeat Rational discussion is something that good cops want. It's time to root out the bad cops, and stop the systemic racism that occurs in some police departments. The good cops and the community can come together on this, and forge new policies that do not protect racist police views (some) too long protected by police unions. It is next to impossible to fire some cops because of the unions, and I say that as a union man. If you are going to work in diverse neighborhoods, you need to be NOT racist, it's that simple, and the taxpayer should expect non racisim in police. This is way off topic, but I am reminded of the Rodney King incident. The cops would routinely refer to blacks as "guerillas in the midst", and other choice terms. Nothing bad happened to the cops saying those things. It was harmless after all, right!