It often appears as if the so-called civilized world has lost its mind. One of the recent news articles said that those who erroneously allowed the truck driver in Nice onto the road where he killed so many people were being blamed...at least in part...for the deaths. The anger in France...or in any country where terrorists act out...should be focused on the terrorist(s), not those who do their level best to protect others. The French are not alone in their apparent desire to ignore the actual "doer" of the atrocity in favor of attacking those who were trying to prevent such occurrences.
In America, I have seen minorities "cop and attitude" with police when approached for almost anything. In an era where minorities have ambushed and assassinated police, those who serve as police are logically on alert. When they approach someone and issue an order (such as "don't move your hands" or "keep you hands where I can see them") and that order is not obeyed, I know of no logical person who wouldn't react as if there were a developing threat and react accordingly. But in the aftermath of these events, even our President accuses police of "overreacting" ...or even of discrimination.
Today, in America it is not hard to get a cop fired. This administration will virtually require local police departments to punish and/or fire any officer who is complained of by any minority. The logical action, then, would be to behave very quietly when approached by any member of the law enforcement community and then bring it to the attention of the police department and the Justice Department. Instead, some just insist on not obeying commands and/or mouthing off as they move their hands in ways that could constitute a threat.
Who is blamed? Why, the law enforcement officer(s) of course.
Over the years, I have been approached by police nine or ten times. Each time, I responded as I would have to any person with authority: directly and politely. Was I uneasy? Sure...in some cases I wasn't sure what I had done wrong, in others I had been speeding and was chagrined that I had been "caught." Another time there had been a "hit and run" and I was questioned if I had seen a particular color and make vehicle. And one time, coming home from school, I had a brake light that wasn't working. Big Deal? Not really. Life goes on around us and sometimes we're the hammer and other times we are the nail.
What I don't understand is why the human race seems bent on allowing those who initiate behavior that results in consequences feel that it is appropriate to deflect consequences on the responder instead of the "doer" who's actions began the whole thing. I can understand how the people involved would like to accomplish that...but not society as a whole, each member of which should know better.