As an outsider, all I know is that there's a lot of police murdering people in America for seemingly inane or even no reasons; these people also tend to be of a specific group and ethnicity. I can understand the message behind "Black Lives Matter" and why "All Lives Matter" can be considered as somewhat missing the point, but despite it being an actual issue it seems to simply be the latest in a long series of causes being exploited by those behind them. Politics, unfortunately, permeates every facet of this debacle, which makes statistics and media outlets difficult to take at face value. I agree of course that police-free environments are a ridiculous notion, but I'm also of the opinion that, from what's trickled down to me through the white noise, police in America have a serious issue with wanton violence. I've read interviews and reports as to some possible reasons why this may be (police have taken an "us vs. them" mentality, officers are designed to be increasingly intimidating creating distrust) nut again, it's political. As a last word, BLM is an online phenomenon, therefore it is subject to all the issues every other political matter on the internet has; misinformation, disproportionate reactions and, most of all, echo chambers on either side of the conflict. Nobody's open-minded about anything anymore because they don't need to be; it's incredibly easy to find a group somewhere online who will unconditionally agree with our opinions. This intentional lack of dialogue is, I think, the central problem to all recent discourse.