And so the travesty in Ferguson, Missouri reaches it’s tragic denouement…

Watching CNN right now.  The prosecutor isn’t even done reading his statement.  Within two minutes of stating “no indictment for Officer Wilson on any of the five counts”, the crowd is already unravelling.

Video snippets are already being shown of crowds of protestors running down the streets, already starting to cause mayhem, with the police already forming their riot lines.  Aggressive and tactical posturing is beginning on both sides.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the true residents of that small city, and the general area.  The looks of “professional protesters” are appearing to make this into an ugly and unfortunate climax.  As if the whole situation wasn’t bad enough, people are already starting to take advantage, yes advantage, of the situation as it is.  Peaceful protesting it is not.

Even with what the prosecutor is reading appearing to show that Michael Brown did in fact charge at Officer Wilson, and did appear to try to disarm the officer (which is a threat of serious-bodily-harm-or-death, directly armed or not, and not the completely innocent “little boy” that some try to proffer), people will look at it as a 100% race-against-race issue, and not for what it is – resentment and distrust, on both sides of the coin, leading to the destruction of two families and a community enduring the national embarrassment of the tragedy of social and racial disparities.

Good luck to them all.  Patience, understanding, racially-unbiased-justice and better temperaments are needed.

One thought on “And so the travesty in Ferguson, Missouri reaches it’s tragic denouement…”

  1. I can understand if you don’t approve this one Keith, but I will say it anyway…

    It appears that town is full of Michael Browns! What I see is a town full of Michael Browns, acting just like Michael Brown…

    Michael Brown was a perpetrator and a criminal… He and his neighbors appear to the outsider to have a lot in common. No wonder they think he was entitled to criminal activity! I am not saying he deserved to die, but he was complicit in his own shooting and demise. He was responsible for his own death.

    I don’t care what color he was… He was just another stupid thug who thought he was bullet proof when he attempted to forcibly take a firearm from an officer for reasons that I am convinced were not for benign intentions.

    You cannot look at that town, now in flames and being looted, ubiquitous indiscriminate gun fire, and tell me that the cops don’t have restraint…! I think that they have too much restraint…

    Cheers mate!

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