Sunday, August 17, 2014

Why in the USA?

Police used tear gss in Ferguson (http://bigstory.ap.org/article/gov-declares-emergency-imposes-curfew-ferguson). This should not be necessary in the US. If you saw this picture, you would think some war-torn area or third world country -- not a midwestern suburb. Each American person, including the police, should be looking at this situation and saying, "not in my country!"

The is justified protest and then there are the thugs who take advantage of unrest for their own benefit. We need to be past the situation where a young black man is shot down for the color of his skin. On the other side, we need to tend to that small group of people who loot and burn the very neighborhoods that are the center of the unrest. We need fewer pictures like this one and more pictures like the young black men protecting stores in their neighborhood from that minority of rioters.