It's awful and terrible and the man who did it was evil.
It's early in the investigation, and police don't have all the answers--however it is looking like the murderer was not substantively connected to any of the protests regarding policing in America.
Any attempts to politicize these murders in either direction is ghoulish. Liberals who say, "we can't let this distract us from the issue," are ghoulish. Conservatives who say, "anti-police hatred made this happen," are likewise ghoulish.
It's simply a tragedy, and we need to bow our heads in silence.
I don't know these two men, but because they wore the badge, I can take some guesses.
The nation lost two heroes.