Yep, it's been left to fester too long to the point it's out of control, actually it's been out of control for a very long time now.That will take time. People are dying today, yesterday, the day before that, etc. The situation need to be stabilized immediately. The reality is the police is outnumbered and scared, they need back-up. Add a level of incompetence and corruption then you get this result.
So this is what needed to happen.