Well said Gregory, yours is the socond sane and reasonable commentary on this issue I've seen on Medium, the other was a black woman who was also disgusted by the viloence and particularly the looting, which have bacome part of these protests.
While the violence may be excused to some extent as the police have no exactly covered themselves in glory, the looting completely invaldiates claims that the protests are about obtaining justice for the family of a murdered man.
I have also seen many rants about the need to end white supremacy, and a lot of virtue signalling. This again devalues the cause because it seeks to politicize the death of George Floyd in oder to advance a political agenda.
Such tactics are only ever going to deepen the divisions in Amerocan society.