With this type of psychological hype that has been steadily escalating, I'd lay higher odds it will be people out looking for trouble more than police mishandling the situations. (not that the latter won't also happen) Unfortunately with social media it is far easier to whip people into a frenzy of mob mentality than ever before. I'm seeing it going across my news feed on fb right now, have been all morning. I have literally hundreds of fb friends from all walks of life. I'm watching a LOT of such conversations on my news feed today. They keep being bumped back to the top as my fb friends respond. There are a lot of stupid people, sad to say. And when people get whipped up into a frenzy, even normally intelligent people can find themselves swept away by it. That is why mob mentality is contagious. People do NOT think in that state of mind, it's raw emotion. As for should we take what is seen on social media at face value? Well, I dunno........Homeland Security most certainly does. They monitor them continuously. I'm not trying to panic anyone. Just advise them to be more aware of what is going on around them over the next several days as this trial winds up so that if something does happen in their area they can hopefully avoid it.