posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 07:52 AM
I woke up this morning to notice that residents of the Furgeson community once again are losing their support for an injustice they want rectified.
Looting and shooting once was bad enough, but after people in their own community condemned it the first time, they ignorantly ignored how it was
being counter-productive for their cause, and continued to loot and fire shots in the street.
I'm sorry, but like I've said before, if you truly want justice to be served, you need to conduct yourself in a manner where all eyes are focused on
your need for justice. Two wrongs don't make a right. On one hand you have the community protesting the police breaking the law, while they shoot
themselves in the foot and continue to disregard the same rule of law they want used to serve them justice.
On the other hand, I feel the police ignored the looting to show that the protests are not just about a cop killing of an un-armed teen, but an
outlet to loot and shoot at police. The police knew by letting it go unchecked it was proving to the public the need for police presence. It was
like saying, "see we told you so."
If this is the way the black community reacts toward injustice, they will have a hard time getting support from the white community. Granted this
young teen murder had nothing to do with him robbing a convenient store, but claiming this kid had no criminal background shows otherwise. I
don't care if you're black or white, if you decide to get involved in crime, you take a risk of someday losing your own life at the hands of someone
else trying to protect their property or loved ones. The way the video shows this kid manhandling the clerk in the store raises questions in my
mind on how he reacted with the cop who shot him. You can't trust every police officer to react in a legal and proper way, but when you become
confrontational with any police officer, you're pushing a possible rogue cop to do the unthinkable.
The black community has a legitimate reason to be mad at this cop shooting this unarmed teen. I even felt the police were escalating the friction
between the protesters and the police. I thought, "we finally had enough attention focused on the over use of force and authority by the police."
After seeing the looting continue, it makes me realize the black community just doesn't get it. They were in the driver's seat! They had the
world condemning the actions of the police and then they go and muddy the waters!
If you can't control your children or the criminal element in your community and drive the point across that it would be counter-productive to engage
in any kind of criminal activity during these protests, shows me that the criminal element in your community is out of control.