Don't confuse protesters with thugs

The video of Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of of George Floyd as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe sparked outrage. It was a disturbing video and the screams for justice came quickly.

Chauvin was arrested a few days later and charged with murder. That's how our system works; that's how justice works.

But protests quickly turned to violence, looting and vandalism. I cringe every time I see the national news and the networks call these looters and vandals protesters. They are not protesters anymore, they are criminals.

I can understand the protests and I can un...