Montrose Melee, police partly to blame. Respect for police is a commodity. With brutality on rise, slow response and indifference to citizens, siding with corporations to brutally curtail peaceful protest and free speech, siding with self-serving politicians against the will of people, acting as naked revenue agents, protection of corrupt and criminal cops and the militarization of police feeds a culture of contempt and mistrust. Time to stop the “us against the people” mentality, return to protecting civil rights and try to be nice for a change. Do that and the community will respond to support you. Otherwise it all falls apart, as we saw last night.