The press and the politicians are turning to their old, useless scripts in response to the killing of George Floyd. Fuck that.
The only quibble I have with this piece is the part where you say the left argument that police is working exactly as intended somehow lets politicians off the hook. I don't think that's true. That argument (which is correct) isn't usually spoken by people who also take the pols to task for their funding decisions and fealty to police unions and chiefs.