Politics of the Moderate and Other Fictional Tidbits.
I hope the family files a wrongful death suit so that the facts can be made public.
while I don't condone the violence, I always find it interesting that
public officials never pay much attention to these pockets of poverty
and despair until violence erupts. There never seems to be enough
money or manpower to help the poor souls who live in places like
Ferguson. Yet, as soon as violence might be in the air, the public
resources (police, riot vehicles and gear, tear gas, etc.) pouring into
the community seem almost unlimited. Local police officials are happy to
grab a microphone to decry the looting and burning, but in calmer
times, you rarely hear them decry the lack of jobs, better housing,
community centers, etc., etc. -- the things that might make life better
for all concerned.
You can't blame the people of Ferguson for
their anger. The shooting of an unarmed black man goes unpunished,
while white bankers and hedge fund criminals -- who have created much
more destruction than Michael Brown ever could -- also go free. And
once the violence dies down, the media satellite trucks will disappear
and the residents will still be left with their hopelessness.
Before you condemn the people of Ferguson for their actions, walk a mile in their shoes.
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