Lawyers versus the Police, Literally Speaking
It’s been the case for a long time that the public has much more trust in the police than in lawyers — something Gallup confirmed again this year. One might speculate that this is because the police are there to advance the public’s interest while lawyers are there to advance the client’s, even when it may not be particularly commendable (e.g., when a violent criminal is seeking a trickster acquittal).
It would seem that some lawyers aren’t reacting to the disparity too well. This of course is an extreme episode, no more representative of the legal profession than the homicide of George Floyd is representative of the police profession.