Is it me or does the second to last scene make no sense in training day?



in the scene, the residents seem to be mad at Alonzo and no longer loyal to him. however, the movie is supposed to take place over the course of a few hours. earlier in the film, they were warm and welcoming of him knowing full and well that he was dirty. then when it becomes convenient for protagonist everyone turns on him. did I miss something or is there no explanation?

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  • You are kidding right? Alonzo was running the hood. He was basically doing a mafia operation. He would do "favors" for people in the projects and in turn that made them beholding to him. You don't remember the scene when he first goes to see his girlfriend and the guys were there in front of the complex? He tells one of the guys how he (Alonzo) got the guy's family member out of jail. And the guy had to thank him. Then he turns to Ethan Hawke's character and explains how much control he has over the people in that complex.

    They were glad to be rid of him. But they were scared of him.

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  • They hated him the whole time but were afraid of him because he was a cop. At this point in the movie though he loses part of his protection as a cop, because the good cop has taken a stand against him. They don't kill Alonzo because he is still a cop but they no longer have to fear him because Jake is taking the money back to the station to submit as evidence of Alonzo's corruption.

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  • It's just to show that everyone's loyalty to Alonzo was a facade. Deep down they all hated him for being a corrupt, arrogant bastard. That's what got him into his current predicament in the first place. He thought he was high and mighty and could do anything to anyone, but it turned out he did something to someone who was much higher and mightier than he was.

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  • Alonzo was asserting his power over them, his authority as a cop, lording it over them, but abusing them to suit his own gains. He thought they respected him, but fear is not the same as respect. Once his power had been stripped, they saw him for what he was.

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  • No they didn't really like him it was more of a fear that he could do what ever he wanted because he was a cop. At least that's what I got out of it

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  • they were never truly on his side to begin with, they see the opportunity to take the abuse of power away from him and they went for it, and they probably knew he's gonna get killed if he didn't have that large sum of money to pay off the Russian mafia, so the residents realize this is their window of opportunity to become free of Alonzo's reign of terror, by helping Jake.

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