Batman has been standing in a lot of blood on a lot of covers this month.
Oh Batman! You just can't let the thugs work out their problems on their own, can you?
In that last paragraph, I listed Portland alongside New York and Los Angeles. I don't mean to imply that Portland is anything like a major urban center. Not even close! But since I live in Portland and I witness how often the Portland police don't mind shooting unarmed people, I figured it deserved to be on the list. I'm sure other cities deserve to be on the list as well but since I don't live in them, I can't say! Just go back and reread the list and insert your own city if you think the police where you live have fearful trigger fingers like the others. And apparently unlike Gotham Police! Nerves of steel, these guys! At least in this scene. I've seen them unload their guns over far less. But this time people would have died and it would have been on Batman's head, so they knew to hold their fire.
Meanwhile, Harvey Bullock continues with his investigation into Bruce Wayne's ties to Icarus hitting the streets.
Harvey's got a real knack for detective work. His favorite tools are jumping to conclusions and beating the shit out of suspects.
Oh Harvey. Don't kid yourself!
Or maybe he'll just accuse Harvey of getting his partner killed and sock him in the face!