It has been all Ferguson all the time.
Circumstances remind one of the old wry observation, “Little did I know that when I started to drain the swamp that I would be up to my hips in alligators.” Our racial swamp seems to produce multiple generations of angry alligators.
Rioters in Ferguson, Missouri, chose to riot over a grand jury decision not to indict a (white) police officer for shooting and killing a (black) criminal. The grand jury heard 60 witnesses; it produced hundreds of pages of testimony. Expert criminologists predicted the grand jury would not indict the police officer. In that regard, the grand jury took the hard way out — they could have kicked the case to a formal jury trial and avoided what will probably be personal danger for their decision.
The rioters, however, translated “justice” into burning and looting properties and automobiles of individuals with no connection to the police officer or the victim. Essentially, they wanted the police officer dead — their onlyRead More »from Ferguson: African-Americans are responsible for creating real change in the U.S.