posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 04:48 PM
a reply to: LDragonFire
There's a lot going on in this issue.
I'm sure more will come out as time goes by. Until then, it is all pretty much speculation except MB is dead.
If the residents of the area wan't to protest, that is their right. Glad to see Americans standing up for themselves. But they DO NOT have the right
to burn down private property. Did the police screw up? Sure looks that way. Would this be such a big an issue if it were not pervasive? No. Were the
looters helping the cause? Heck no. I was glad to see some local business owners protecting their property.
I have a problem with the demands made by the neighborhood.
1. Identify the Officer who shot MB: This will come in due time. If you want justice, you need to wait until the process works.
2. The Officer fired and charged with murder: The city will retain or fire the guy. I am guessing "fire" after all this. A charge of murder? A court
will decide that. A mob cannot demand a verdict.
3. The release of the police handbook: Sounds fair. No issue here.
4. The Ferguson PD to mirror the demographic of the city: It begs another question, is it on the applicants or the city? An audit of their hiring
records will determine that. If no qualified applicants which mirror the demographics applied, what it is the city supposed to do? If it is the other
way around, the PD may have bigger problems.
A bigger question: What about PD's across the nation seemingly become more brutal? Is it a response to our culture becoming more brutal? Perhaps too
However, I know none of this will gain any traction. This an emotionally charged, all-or-nothing social argument. Nothing but knee-jerk will come from
it. What needs to change most likely will not be changed because the emotion will inhibit the ability of those involved to plumb necessary
distinctions. Call me jaded....