This statement is ridiculous! This is the same bullshit when rape victims are blamed for the rape because of what they were wearing. As to police thugs parading down residential streets in America, also bullshit. Looks to me like a modern day, American answer to the Sturmabteilung. Cops and authorities are not de-escalating this situation at all. Especially when you come out donning military garb, automatic weapons and other weaponry. All of this is a violent aesthetic and it's the violence people are protesting against. You don't go doubling down on being both ethically and morally impaired. Permits to march peacefully and express your First Amendment right is bullshit and it's a end run by local governments to say who can and can not assemble peacefully or otherwise. Curfews should also and always be questioned. Especially since they tend to frequently see authorities racially profile when enacted.