Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My Take on Ferguson

-I purposely have waited to voice any opinion on the shooting of Michael Brown and the riots that took place in the aftermath.
The most credible eyewitnesses to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., said he had charged toward Police Officer Darren Wilson just before the final, fatal shots, the St. Louis County prosecutor said Monday night as he sought to explain why a grand jury had not found probable cause to indict the officer.
-But now that more of the facts have come out, and we learn what the actual witnesses did say, it enables one to have a more objective look at what happened.

-I think that the riots afterwards were made worse by the media

-I also think that both Governor Nixon and President Obama handled the whole situation very badly.

-I am reading about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950's and 60's right now.  During that time, real and horrific injustices took place that were worth rioting over.  Yet, most of them did it peacefully.

-The rioting in St. Louis and Ferguson makes no sense to me.  Being upset about a perceived injustice shouldn't lead to destroying innocent people's lives and businesses

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