Powerful episode. When Lola jumped in front of the cop with the gun...and what she said to Mark...just wow. Simone Missick hit those scenes out of the park!
I’d say the reason Lola reacted the way she did to Mark is because despite being her best friend, despite knowing her for years, his first instinct was to believe the cop was in the right. Despite being her friend he’s never walked in her shoes, and in spite of what triggered the protests, his first instinct favoured the cop. The authority of the (white) cop outweighed the authority of the (Black) judge, even to him in that moment