Actually this is a good article by Jan. It is correct that Fergeson has not done
itself proud in the national spot light nor has the state of Missouri. What we
have seen play out on national TV is a disgrace to America - a 21st century
lynch mob and all the ugliness that ususally accompanies it. We have seen race
hustlers like Sharpton trying to make money off the situation and we have seen
disgraceful comments from both the governor and a state house member throwing
the justice system out the window and demanding revenge of their perceived
account of the incident. We have heard the term justice used often but it is
revenge that is actually sought after. I think that all fair minded people of
all races want to see a truthful investigation take place where both the Brown
family and the Police can make their case and present their evidence...and this
will take time.
@OneWifeOnly:"Because in this country, people are innocent until
proven guilty."Not necessarily so... if there were 12 jurists in
the court of law who were of the kid's same race, there's a ninety
nine percent chance he would be found not guilty of robbing a store and
accosting the store clerk but the video and testimony from the clerk shows that
@OneWifeOnlyIt looks to me like a lot of people are making stuff up
to suit their own agenda. The correct response is for everybody to sit back and
chill while the authorities figure out what happened, not riot in the streets.
@Redshirt1701:I don’t think we know yet that Brown had a swollen
face. I also don’t think we know yet that Brown attacked the officer.
All we know officially at this point is from the release of a nearly blank
police report. We also know some news outlets are creating news out of thin air
–i.e., no blown eye socket. What else has Fox News made up? I
wouldn't treat any misbehaving 3 year old with the end of a rifle, would
@TheProudDuck:We can’t get the truth from Ferguson Police
department. Have you seen the official police report about the incident that
was released today? No statements from witnesses. No statement from the
officer. No drawings or discussion about where the officer’s car was
located at the time of the shooting in relation to the victim. No discussion
about where bullet casings were located in relation to the car or to the victim.
All the “truth” we now know is the time of the shooting, the amount
of time that elapsed before the officer called it in and the amount of time that
elapsed between the dispatch and the arrival of the homicide department on the
scene. If this officer was truly savagely beaten as Fox News would want us to
believe, then why not include that information in the police report since it
would help the officer’s case? My star witness is the camera phone video
of the officer wandering around Michael Brown’s body –face/eye
socket doesn't look bruised/bloodied/blown out to me.By comparison,
when I needed police and other first responders they have always arrived in
under 5 minutes or less.
To "OneWifeOnly" ok, and even if he doesn't have a broken eye
socket, how do you think he ended up with a swollen face? Did he trip and run
into Brown's fist? If a person is that willing to attack a uniformed
police officer, should they be treated like a misbehaving 3 year old or should
the police officer be concerned for their wellbeing?
OneWife: Specifically, that Michael Brown has no *adult* arrest record. Local
authorities are refusing to release his *juvenile* arrest record (where the
arrests would be, considering he'd just turned 18). Journalists have sued
to force their production.By the way, your star witness? The
acquaintance of Brown's who said he was shot in the back (the holes are all
in front, btw)? Convicted previously of lying to police.Why is
truth not one of your primary values?A relative of people in my
church congregation (all white) was recently shot dead by the California Highway
Patrol, under hazy circumstances. No riots, no mention in the international
press. You don't know a thing about it. Ask yourself why that is.
To The Proud Duck who wrote “If American police officers are really
just going around merrily popping random innocent black kids for kicks &
giggles, why is it that they can't ever seem to shoot someone without a
lengthy rap sheet?”The St Louis County Prosecutor has already
stated that THE Michael Brown who was shot and killed by Officer Wilson of the
Ferguson Police Department, had no arrest record whatsoever.To
Confused who wrote:“Why is this young man innocent? Did he not just
strong arm a store owner for cigars?”Because in this country,
people are innocent until proven guilty. To Redshirt1701 and many
other:CNN and many other news outlets are reporting today that there is no
evidence Darren Wilson’s eye socket was broken. Remember the original
reports were only quoting a friend of the Wilson family. Some news report he
was treated for a swollen face and released although Fox is still reporting he
suffered severe facial injuries, a fractured eye socket and was nearly beaten
unconscious. This sounds like the old fashioned game of Telephone. Lets hope
the grand jury has the ability to review Darren Wilson’s medical records.
@SvennYou wanted examples of white cops killing black people recently,
questioning how frequent such things occur, so I gave examples. I'm not
going to go fishing to try and imagine what your acceptable subset of examples
would be. @wrz["The vast, vast majority of Ferguson's
residents are simply exercising their rights of free speech, in a peaceful
way."Are you saying that Molotov cocktails and breaking in and
robbing stores is free speech?]It's pretty clear ECR is saying
that most protestors are peacefully using free speech, there's no claim at
all that looting is free speech. "Where are the black folk up in
arms about that? It appears anger only occurs when a white person does the
shooting."Major differences include things like Treyvon
Martin's shooter not being arrested and Michael Browns' shooter being
a cop. You don't see things like this if a white person shot a black person
and the white person is immediately arrested. Inner cities have all sorts of
discussions about day-to-day inner-city violence, they just aren't covered
by FOX unless mocking Chicago so you don't know they exist.
WIZ.Rioting in the streets and breaking into stores has nothing to
do with racial hatred. There probably were no black people participating in the
Boston Tea Party. Racial hatred in America existed long before blacks had the
power to riot. And long after. Judging from the character of the
people rioting throughout the world, the most probable cause of people taking to
the streets is economic oppression and the suppression of people having the
ability to effect their government.
Schnee said:1) "Eric Garner - New York City (chokehold
incident)" A tragedy, but has this been determined to be the
result of racist white cops against a Black man?2) "Ezell Ford -
Los Angeles (still under investigation, it's claimed he was shot by police
while he was laying on the ground)"The key part of your post
here is "Still under investigation." I know this get's in the way
of the Liberal narrative, but as we've seen in Ferguson, Liberals and race
hustlers like Sharpton don't like when the facts run counter to their
pre-established narrative.3) "Kajieme Powell - St. Louis (10
days after Michael Brown, this incident 3-4 miles away from the shooting of
Michael Brown is likely to be the more questionable regarding police
action)."Once again a poor innocent Black kid, who just happened
to rob a store, who was acting strangely, and reportedly was holding at knife at
the time of the confrontation happens to get shot by racist police. 4) Michael Brown: We now know after reviewing all of the evidence,
that this officer was justified in shooting Brown, and that it had NOTHING to do
with racism!Talk about grasping at straws.
@ECR:"The vast, vast majority of Ferguson's residents are simply
exercising their rights of free speech, in a peaceful way."Are
you saying that Molotov cocktails and breaking in and robbing stores is free
speech?"But that becomes difficult in the midst of fire hoses
and tear gas.."Fire hoses and tear gas are used only when folks
are rioting. Keep that in mind.@Ranch:"This is about
police killing unarmed black kids with impunity and getting away with
it."I think you'll find that more black kids are killed by
black kids. Where are the black folk up in arms about that? It appears anger
only occurs when a white person does the shooting.@Ultra Bob:"The resurgence of racial hatred in America makes one think that it never
really went away."One has to wonder who's responsible? The
answer is fairly clear when you notice who's breaking into and robbing
stores and who's rioting in the streets.
Well, now we really have a predicament! Some from the Left are telling us that
the Federal Government owns Nevada, even though on every map, Nevada is clearly
labeled as Nevada, not "the State of Chaos". The Federal Government has
no deed to that land. The Federal Government didn't buy the land from
Nevada when Nevada was made a State. That land is inside the State's
boundaries. If it doesn't belong to the Bundey family, then it belongs to
the State of Nevada, and if it doesn't belong to either the Bundey family
or the State of Nevada, then we all own it and the Bundy family has just as much
right to run their cattle on that land as anybody else. But, because it is part
of the State of Chaos, nobody knows who owns it, even though the BLM claims that
it has full authority to run it (regardless of what the Constitution says about
Federal ownership of land within a State).Is it any wonder that when
Washington gets involved that nobody knows which way is up? Unfortunately, not
only is their a State of Chaos, but a Nation of Chaos.
Gee Ultra Bob. I didn't ask it of you, but many thanks for validating my
point. Sure is too bad that all of us business people, conservatives,
Republicans, and white supremists ruined Obamas Presidency. Hope we can do
better next time and be perfect people like you and all your liberal colleagues
are. And we know that if the next President is a Republican, there won't
be one bit of criticism coming from your side. By the way who are these
Presidents named Reagan and Bush? I've never heard of them. Cheers!
@L WhiteIt's not Bundy's land. Even if everything else you said
is correct about tortoises and political grandstanding, it's federal land
and he's not paying grazing fees like he should be. He's breaking the
law and the authorities have the right to step in and enforce the laws on the
To "Confused" you missed the more recent reports that Brown punched the
cop and fractured the cop's eye socket. A kid that can do that should not
be considered unarmed. His fists pose a great threat to the police or anybody he
comes in contact with.To "embarrassed Utahn!" yes, lets use
politics to determine what happens in a community when a cop kills somebody. In
Utah we had a black cop kill a white kid. How many riots have we had because of
that? Where is Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson declaring racism?To
"Esquire" yes, racism is a problem. However, the US is over its racist
past and the war on racism is over and the non-racists won. There are the
racist agitators like Sharpton and Jackson that do not preach anything to reduce
racism, they fan the flames of racism and turn an incident where a thug was
killed by an honorable officer into a racial issue that incited riots.
L WhiteSpringville, UTMr. (Mrs.) Schnee,I beg your
pardon, but do you only repeat the rhetoric of others? Cliven
Bundy's land was selected as the depository for those tortises. Now that
I've done your homework for you, do you want to connect the dots or do you
want me to connect them for you?========= Cliven Bundy
NEVER owned that land.He was supposed to lease it, but since he
doesn't recognized the United States of America, "I abide
by all of Nevada state laws. But I don’t recognize the United States
government as even existing." he took it upon himself to stop
paying fee to use Federal Land.BTW -- The Constitution of the State
of Nevada, states that Nevada recognizes the Federal Government of the United
States as the "paramount" authority.So -- Mr. Bundy
isn't even following Nevada State laws, either.Now that
I've done your homework for you, do you want to connect the dots or do you
want me to connect them for you?
jsf.At the beginning of President Obama's attempt to be
president of the United States of America, as elected by the people of America,
before any of his policies and goals were attempted, the republicans,
conservatives, many businessmen and white supremists expressed the desire to
make him fail on every thing he wanted to do. Economically many
business operations acted against normal people as if to punish them for
electing Obama. Religions brought unnecessary troubles to the fore. Investors
withheld investments, Detractors challenged his birth, and in all removed the
power of the presidency from President Obama.When the amount of hate
went far beyond to expected level of different political philosophy and since he
hadn't killed or harmed people, here or abroad, we look for the unsaid
reason. When people act upon their inner feeling they don't always voice
the actual source. Racial hate has may way of being expressed and used without
ever mentioning race.The hate even goes so far as to damage America
itself. The high profile of hate told foreign nations and people that President
Obama had no respect in America, thus nothing to cause any respect in the world.
Confused, Yes, I do find it interesting that one can almost decern the politics
of people (liberals and Democrats) by how many are already proclaiming the
police officer guilty of murder, when as of now we are far from having all the
facts and evidence in. Gives me more reason not to trust liberals and Democrats
with protection of my civil rights.
Mr. (Mrs.) Schnee,I beg your pardon, but do you only repeat the
rhetoric of others? The Chinese wanted to erect a solar array in
Nevada, but there were tortises on that land. In order to allow the Chinese to
build their solar array, the tortises had to be moved. Cliven Bundy's land
was selected as the depository for those tortises. Now that I've done your
homework for you, do you want to connect the dots or do you want me to connect
them for you?If you didn't know it before, maybe you should
study the finances of Harry Reid. Where did his money come from? He was
virtually a pauper when he entered the Senate but he isn't a pauper
anymore. Spend a little time looking at his "investments" and ask
yourself just how lucky one person can be.The "Bundy"
situation stinks to high heaven. Someday we'll know every detail, but
I'm smart enough to connect the dots. Are you?
Amazing so many of you seem to be trying to connect racism and the Republicans.
Take a look in the mirror if you want to see what is dividing this country.
May I remind you liberals who have posted that the police officer is a fault
here some minor but important details:1. If this was a black Officer
shooting a black kid... would there be the same response from the people of
Ferguson, Al Sharpton and the Liberal Media?2. Why is this young man
innocent? Did he not just strong arm a store owner for cigars?3. From
accounts coming out, it appears the officer the Kid to get out of the middle of
the road because he was blocking traffic. He young man decline to follow
orders.4. He not only did not follow the request, he proceeded to beat the
officer until he fractured his eye socket and a good portion of the cops face
was battered. (as reported by ABC, Huffington and Fox news).5. The young
man attempted to flee, which the cop told him to stop (Again failing to stop),
the young man turned and was in the act of charging the Police officer. (as
reported by ABC, Huffington and Fox news).So tell me again how this
cop is guilty?
If American police officers are really just going around merrily popping random
innocent black kids for kicks & giggles, why is it that they can't ever
seem to shoot someone without a lengthy rap sheet?Surely the law of
averages would result in someone who really *was* the pacifist honor student the
race hustlers make virtually everyone who gets shot by police out to be.
The problem as I see this situation is nothing more than the timeline and pot
stirring media.The initial story was "Cop shoots unarmed black
kid"The race card was unnecessarily (and still is) played. Any time a
cop shoots ANY unarmed person should be a time for alarm. Adding race into the
mix simply added dividing lines across the nation. Sides were drawn at this
point.The media continued their fervor in "mixing the pot"
further driving the frenzy on both sides. Sides only listening to the points
that illustrate their point of view.Unless both sides can calm down
and listen to the other, there will be no de-escalation. Both sides are only
more entrenched in their positions.It would appear that the cop
acted in self defense, and that the police are hyper escalating in their
reaction to protests are being done over what they felt was injustice, but now
are more fueled over government reaction.
Remember "It's a Wonderful Life"? After Jimmy Stewart
goes nuts (in the alternative world Clarence sends him to) and punches Bert and
runs off, Bert yells "Stand back!" and blazes away at the (unarmed and
fleeing) Jimmy Stewart's back. Now, that's a good law
school exam question: was that a justifiable use of force? Does the
"fleeing felon" rule apply? (Arguably yes -- deadly force is justified
to apprehend a person suspected of a felony, if there is a reasonable belief
that the fleeing suspect poses a threat of death or great bodily harm). But anyone who talks about Michael Brown being "armed," as if
that's relevant to anything, is uninformed.
Blacks are five times as likely to be shot by police. Eeek! Racist!Not so fast.Blacks are also six to eight times more likely to be
involved in serious crime.So if anything, blacks are *less* likely
to get shot by police, than their proportionate involvement in serious crime
would seem to warrant. (Contrary to popular left-wing belief, police shootings
are not random.) Alternatively, we need have police shoot a lot
fewer white people, to even things out.
@L WhiteThe Bundy incident does not involve land involved in any Chinese
deal. That's something in a completely different area. The Bundy militia
aimed sniper rifles at federal officials and openly admitted to using women and
children as human shields. Why is threatening Missouri police a justification
for police defending themselves (which I agree with btw), but the BLM is
supposed to stand down rather than defend themselves against people who can do a
lot more damage than those knuckleheads throwing rocks?
@Svenn "Please enlighten all of us and provide specific examples of
this epidemic that we keep hearing you folks on the Left wring your hands
about."Already mentioned:Eric Garner - New York City
(chokehold incident)Ezell Ford - Los Angeles (still under investigation,
it's claimed he was shot by police while he was laying on the ground)I'll add another obvious one that now has video showing the police
shooting:Kajieme Powell - St. Louis (10 days after Michael Brown, this
incident 3-4 miles away from the shooting of Michael Brown is likely to be the
more questionable regarding police action).Those are just the other
ones besides Michael Brown that have received national news coverage in the past
couple weeks. I don't see why I need to do more of your homework.
What a hoot! Cliven Bundy destroyed property? Whose property?In
Ferguson, agitators stirred up the local citizens and incited them to violence.
In Nevada, the BLM miliarized its forces and tried to take Cliven Bundy's
land so that a "land swap" could take place and Senator Reid would not
be embassed when he failed to give the Chinese what they wanted.The
only thing similar in both cases is "government". In Nevada, it was the
BLM. In Ferguson, it was "community organizers". Who were those
"community organizers"? Why did they suddenly show up in Ferguson from
all parts of the Country? Who told them to go there? Who told them to agitate
the people? Who told them to incite violence?It's time for the
media to earn their keep. It's time they got their feet off their desks
and starting doing their job instead of reprinting White House press memos.
I think the cause of the problems, and their solutions, is more complex than
What's the difference between the destruction of property in ferguson and
the destruction wrought by Bundy and his ilk?
And the myth continues "This is about police killing unarmed black kids with
impunity and getting away with it." Is this an everyday occurrence, what
about and how often do police kill unarmed white kids with impunity and getting
away with it. How many whites, blacks, Hispanic, and other races. What are the
rates. How about the fact of black on black crime how many innocent little
children died in Chicago, Detroit, Philly, and on and on, with impunity and
getting away with it. The popular narrative is falling apart in
Ferguson, an officer had his face bashed in by as Travons witness said a good
(censored), by an individual who just robbed a convenience store, and was now
charging directly at him. Given the officers face is smashed, and probably
cannot see clearly, and someone is charging at him, I think I would fire also.
Mind you he is trained to shoot to kill. Their is no innocence in this case,
this is not a white on black crime. It is an officer against a thug, their is no
race in this.
Ranch said:"This is about police killing unarmed black kids with
impunity and getting away with it."=====So Ranch,
Police in this nation are "killing unarmed black kids with impunity..."?
Please enlighten all of us and provide specific examples of this epidemic that
we keep hearing you folks on the Left wring your hands about.Blacks
make up 13% of the US population (39,000,000). Please provide us:*
Names of the Black Victims* Names of White Law Enforcement Officers*
Specific injustice committed by white cops against black persons* Location
of injustice (State/city)* News stories related to eventAgain,
it should be very easy to provide example after example of these injustices you
folks on the left say is common place in the USA. BTW, as the facts
continue to come out, looks Like Michael Brown did indeed assault this officer
and did inflict bodily damage on his person (major damage to his eye socket).
Also looks like the witnesses were lying, as confirmed by the autopsy
reports.We're breathlessly waiting for your examples???
As usual Open Minded Mormon is using Saul Alinky's model to twist the words
of others. If Open Minded Mormon wants to use his own gun to overthrow the
government, then let him say so. Twisting words, misrepresenting
others, oblique attacks are all found in the "community organizer,Saul
Alingsky's book, "Rules for Radicals". If you read that book,
you'll see that some posters use the methods found in that book.
What's worse is that leadership in Washington also closely follows the
teaching of that book. The "community organizers" sent to Ferguson
closely followed the teachings of that book.It's time in
America for those of us who believe in the Constitution to stand up for its
principles of PEACEFUL assembly, of free speech against the government's
misuse of authority, and to speak out against those who twist words to suit
their own purposes.The good people of Ferguson were USED and their
city sullied by community organizers.
You are right Irony guy the Republican party labeling the voter registration
drive in Ferguson disgusting is a party failure. In fact The Republican party
has failed miserably in this area. They should be there in mass helping voters
register, and teaching the new voters how to vote, and what they can do to
insure their votes are accurate and counted. How they can prevent voter fraud
from any political group. Teach them the importance of an honest vote.
The LA riots were much worse than this in terms of damage. A little premature to
talk about irrepairable damage.
"mainly due to the hate campaigns of conservative media " Ok ultra,
chapter and verse, you can't make a blood libel kind of statement and not
show text. Obama's failure has nothing to do with race, politics maybe,
but not race. I have never seen or heard a conservative commentator
tell us race is the reason they oppose Obama, but I hear everyday liberal
commentators tell us the reason he fails is because of racial hate. Who then is
the racist? The liberal left saying he is failing because he is black and race
is at the bottom of all the policies, or conservatives who do not like his
policies because they are wrong? When America learns to judge
people for the content of their heart, and not the color of their skin, then
will the our nation grow. It can start by defending Obama's
policies, not the color of his skin.
Mike RichardsSouth Jordan, UtahI recall you said the reason
you have guns [2nd amendment] is to protect youself against a tyranical
government.Isn't that what the people shooting at police in
Ferguson doing?They see the Police [Government] as a bully and a
Obama needs no help from Republics to show that he is failing. What America
needs is a media that reports accurately the facts instead of reporting what
Obama wants to see on the news or read in the papers.Where are the
news reports that tell us who those community organizers are that just happened
to show up in Ferguson? Why were they there? Who paid their way? Who gave
them instructions? Why were they not arrested for inciting riots?This Country is more divided now than it was in 2008 simply because Obama
preaches class warfare. He constantly tells us that some "rich guy"
owes the rest of us. He shows that he believes that by spending his time
vacationing and playing golf. Where is the outrage about a President who shirks
his duty? What would have happened in Ferguson if the community
organizers had stayed away? We'll never know, but it's time to start
prosecuting anyone who incites a riot, no matter whose payroll they're on.
I agree with The Real Maverick. " Many people are just looking for an
excuse to steal and destroy".I fault those who would take the
statement to only be referring to ordinary people who take every opportunity to
get ahead. The real conglomeration of people seeking to steal,
cheat, impose and even destroy are those who manipulate our government to their
private desires. It is likely that they have stolen more from people than all
the looters and stealers of public demonstrations in the history of America.
The resurgence of racial hatred in America makes one think that it never really
went away. Despite all the progress we have made in giving equal opportunity to
all races, it seems to be coming back with a vengeance. I think it
is mainly due to the hate campaigns of conservative media in their efforts to
make President Obama fail.
If Democrats are going to "quote" Republicans, the least they can do is
let the Republican speak for himself - instead of using Saul Alinsky tactics.The full quote was: "Mr. Wills told the right-wing website
Breitbart: “If that’s not fanning the political flames, I
don’t know what is. I think it’s not only disgusting but completely
inappropriate.”Eye witness accounts tell an entirely different
story than the media has reported. Agitators, i.e., community organizers came
from all over America to "participate" in the rioting and to make
certain that civil unrest continued until their leader got what he wanted.How many "riots" will we have in America before the next
election? How many lawbreakers will those "community organizers" USE to
get out the vote?Well, it works both ways. 100% of eligible voters
should be registered in every part of America. Those who want to take this
Country back from agitators need to vote their conscience. It's time to
tell a President who uses his office to divide America that we are done with his
rhetoric and his tactics.By all means, vote!
From an AP news story, '"Riots erupt when all other options have been
closed," said Cathy Schneider, an American University professor who studies
race riots. "When people really feel vulnerable in the face of police
violence and local authorities are totally impervious to community
demands."'Ferguson is 67 percent black; the mayor, city
council, school board and police force are almost all white.'Yes, there are a lot of people from all over the US who are upset when young,
unarmed black men are killed by police. Yes, many of those people are
converging in Ferguson and protesting this latest death. But, as the White
Stripes song says, you can't take the effect and make it cause. The police
aren't behaving badly because these riots are occurring - the riots are
occurring because the police are behaving badly. Victims not
fighting back is not peace.
Two points. First, perhaps the problem is with the police, at least in large
part. Second, perhaps racism is still a serious problem and some, like the
letter writer, do not have a full appreciation of the issue of race in America.
Maybe the police should start by de-escalating the situation rather than
escalating it. Perhaps aiming your guns everywhere you go isn't good for
calming people down. Maybe martial law makes people more mad. What if it was
Maverick is absolutely correct. This incident has moved beyond any thoughtful
discussion of racism, and has turned into outright anarchy. Let me
give a directly applicable analogy here. Abraham Lincoln famously stated
"Whenever the vicious portion of the population shall be permitted to gather
in bands of hundreds and thousands, and burn churches, ravage and rob provision
stores, throw printing presses into rivers, shoot editors, and hang and burn
obnoxious persons at pleasure, and with impunity; depend on it, this government
cannot last."That is exactly what is happening in Ferguson. The
general population is completely out of control, and the very government is
nearing a point of helplessness. Something must be done immediately to restore
Actually, most of the violence was committed by people from outside Ferguson.
Every morning, we see young men with brooms and shovels cleaning up. There have
been many positive actions, including a voter registration drive. Good can come
from this tragedy.
The damage done to the Ferguson boy was "irreparable", wasn't
it?This is about police killing unarmed black kids with impunity and
getting away with it.
"If this community wants to change their image with police officers, they
need to act differently and make changes from what has been expected."Over 90% of those arrested for violent behavior (looting, etc.) are not
residents of Ferguson. Of course the MSM has not highlighted this fact
otherwise it might hurt their nightly ratings. But people seeking the truth
will find this evidence. There is overwhelming evidence of a long history of
police harassment in Ferguson and even more evidence that Michael Brown was shot
while attempting to surrender and so just who is it that needs to "act
differently"?"When Children learn how to get along with
others and learn that it is way more profitable to make one's self
better...all this violence and hate in the world will stop"It's a two way street. Both sides need to learn that lesson. The vast,
vast majority of Ferguson's residents are simply exercising their rights of
free speech, in a peaceful way. But that becomes difficult in the midst of fire
hoses and tear gas..
Many people are just looking for an excuse to steal and destroy.
All the beautiful thoughts and daily prayers didn't stop Utah from
overwhelmingly voting for George Bush and Dick Cheney...twice...deep sighs....I
think your idea about "one generation from world-peace" is not
likely.Also, don't paint with such a broad brush when you know
very little about the people and communities you refer to.Peace does start
at home for sure.