I generally try to keep my opinions on “Media Events” to myself, but this? It’s just stupid.
Justice, as this country sees it, has been served. There was a riot. Police officers were called in to attempt to protect the innocent from violence. Shots were fired. Police officers were shot. A civilian was killed. There has been a trial. This should be over. The Justice System has had it’s say. Let it go.
Obviously the fact that the civilian shot was a human with a darker skin tone by a police officer with a lighter skin tone means that everyone who has a darker skin tone (and those that feel that it is a skin tone issue) needs to go out and once again bring more violence.
He was shot DURING A RIOT. A riot that he was participating in.
Oooooh! I know! Let’s have MORE RIOTS to protest the fact that a human being – a member of the HUMAN RACE was killed. Let’s go burn down businesses. Let’s go steal stuff. Let’s set the town on fire.
Ooooh! And hey, I don’t live anywhere near Ferguson, but I want to have fun raping & pillaging like the Vikings of old, so I’m going to start a protest wherever I live. I’m going to get my party on to “join the protest” and shut down freeways and bust out windows and bring violence to the streets all over America. Because it just looks like so much fun. (Apparently.)
Violence is not the answer. The system that is making people angry is not what is being harmed by this violence. Innocent people are being harmed, scared to leave their homes, having their livelihoods destroyed. People are being injured. Is this really the answer?
If you want to protest this ruling, do it peacefully. Leave the guns & Molotov cocktails at home. Leave those rocks & bricks on the ground. Donate those cans of food to a homeless shelter or food bank.
Mob mentality means that someone WILL get hurt. Damage will be done. Lives will very likely be lost.
Is more death the answer? Really?