Monday, August 18, 2014


I haven’t had anything to say about the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, or about the subsequent violence, because neither I nor anyone else seems to have all the facts; however, here’s my basic take on the general situation, regardless of what the actual facts ultimately prove to be:

1) The family of Mike Brown, and the people of Ferguson, are entitled to a thorough and objective investigation of the incident;

2) The policeman who shot Brown is entitled to due process;

3) Looting continues to be a morally dubious exercise of one’s pursuit of social justice. Regardless of the tenseness of the situation, those who possess the legal authority to act are not excused from their obligation to restore and maintain order.


RebeccaH said...

In any case, social justice has little to do with what's going on in Ferguson right now. Gang thugs have been coming in and looting and burning because they could, not because they really give two flips about Michael Brown. And of course, Al Sharpton and the rest of that army of race baiters had to jump in, inflame things, and then the MSM threw gasoline on the fire just for ratings. THAT is why race relations are so poor in this country (and worse than they were eight years ago, thanks to His Majesty the Teleprompter-In-Chief).

Gregoryno6 said...

I direct your attention to the comments from one Mr Johnathan Gentry, who serves it up to the protesters in Ferguson the way it needs to be served.