Meh. Typical American hypocrisy. If you are a "red team supporter" you view Occupy Wall Street, BLM, etc. as being "rioters, looters, etc."
If you are a "blue team supporter" you view the Tea Party, whatever the odd conglomerate of gun people was that protested in Michigan, etc as "violent, rioters, etc."
The fact is, almost all Americans really only support free speech if it is things they agree with. That's why it is so easy to take away free speech.
Also, defining every protest by the few knuckleheads making the trouble is dumb. But it is the one truly bi-partisan take. Everyone does that when they just simply don't like what they are hearing.
As Americans, we rarely care about the message or having any civil discourse to actually solve problems, find common ground or progress as a society.
That why this country is such a flaming shithole.
I understand the logic though. A way to eliminate police use of force and murder is two fold. 1) you make the consequences harsh(charges and convictions carrying out hefty sentences) for using lethal force on innocent civilians or when deemed unnecessary. 2) increase the officer pay because you have to give them something so they have skin in the game. They get increased benefits but they are able to lose those benefits extremely quickly.
This is sadly because any police reform is going to have to be cleared by unions. As a voting bloc, they have a lot of power/influence. You have to concede something to get larger reforms.
I think that is the thinking here atleast. Officers are incentivized not to kill people because they 1) no longer have justice system protections/qualified immunity and 2) they have their livelihood to lose if caught being excessive.