Ferguson Missouri Questions, not Answers.


I can’t comment on the investigation of the police shooting, the investigation needs to be thorough and fair.  This will go on for a while.

I understand peaceful protest.  Destroying the stores where you needed to shop?  Where is the sense in that?

Armored vehicles seem to defeat the idea of “Protect and Serve,” and seem to mean instead, “We OWN these streets!”  Don’t the police work for us, or am I missing something?  Here is an article from Newsweek on militarized police.

http://www.newsweek.com/why-militarized-police-departments-dont-work-265214

From Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, an articulate look at poverty being the issue.  Please don’t tell me, you’ve never heard of him.

http://time.com/3132635/ferguson-coming-race-war-class-warfare/?utm_content=buffer96b00&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

From former Miss Missouri Taylor Marsh in Huffington Post.  http://time.com/3132635/ferguson-coming-race-war-class-warfare/?utm_content=buffer96b00&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Reading her post gave me something I needed to help me understand the Missouri historical context of what’s happening.  The history buff in me love it.

This story has taken on an International angle.  Amnesty International has shown up.  Here is one article from the L.A. Times

http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-ferguson-michael-brown-shooting-world-reaction-20140818-story.html#page=1

Palestinian thugs in Gaza are sending tweets to people in Ferguson about dealing with tear gas.  Not saying everything the United States does is right, but Russia criticizing us for this?  Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

Here is the Wikipedia Time Line for more:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Michael_Brown#Reactions_2

One question I’ve had watching this.  Ferguson is one third white.  Where is Ferguson’s white population in all this?  Have they fled, or are they locked in their homes, locked and loaded?   A follow up is, are the cops either living in Ferguson or were born there?  Is there an element of resentment over what the town has become?  Hey, a young woman was just killed in Detroit, because the man in the house was afraid and shot through the door.  Detroit’s Police Chief is telling law abiding citizens to pack heat.  What does that tell you?  I recently wrote an essay, I’ve Seen the Apocalypse and It’s Detroit.  Maybe I should add, I’ve seen the frontier and it’s Detroit.  Isn’t there a danger Ferguson could become a similar frontier?  Who are the cavalry, who are the Injuns?

 

 

About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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