I have argued repeatedly that the U.S. is now, and has been for some time, a de facto police state. I will not rehash my reasons at this juncture (other than to point out that the 1st and 4th-8th Amendments of the Constitution are functionally null and void), but I will indicate that the current situation in Missouri is the "point of no return". People act all shocked that things like this are happening, completely forgetting that similar things happened nationwide with complicity of the Federal government during the Occupy movement three years ago. So, we had a preview of this in 2011 and still we did NOT act.
If the police in Missouri are allowed to keep their jobs (I have ZERO confidence in any of them going to jail) then we will officially be a police state.
Either we do something about this, or we are done.