The images offer a sharp contrast: In some places, police in SWAT gear wield batons or carry long guns as they patrol streets teeming with protesters. Elsewhere, officers are seen riding bicycles, mingling with demonstrators and even posing for selfies.
In this era of protest, which is the best way to protect both public safety and constitutional rights? And what happens when police themselves are the target of the protest?
The public recently saw both approaches when demonstrators gathered to speak out against the fatal shootings of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Protesters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a man was pinned to the ground and...