The Revolution: Ferguson, MO!

As you may know by now, an 18 year old, unarmed, African-American teen, slated to start college this past Monday, by the name of Michael Brown, was fatally shot by a police officer on Saturday, August 9th, 2014. There has been a massive response from the community in Ferguson, Missouri since this unfortunate event has occurred. The community uprising has involved several store lootings, burning and damaging of buildings and protests, only to name a few of the things.

And there is a strong indication, from the information that has been presented about this event to date, that the police officer was in the wrong, morally and ethically.

I am writing about this situation, because the event itself is disturbing, the frequency and lack of effort displayed by "some authorities and people" to resolve an issue without inflicting deadly force upon citizens is at an all-time high. The attempt to cover up these wrong doings by police unions and justice departments is at an all-time high. And the fact that YES, some groups of people are profiled and stopped more often than other groups because of their skin color is also a serious problem.

But how do we combat this issue? How do you show a child to protect themselves from an unseen circumstance? How do we infiltrate a system that is built to serve and protect, to weed out the corrupt from the non-corrupt? How do we express our concern and zero tolerance stance without raiding, looting and acting out emotionally, when the injustice seems to have such a long, history of unfair treatment with very little vindication for that treatment?

I don't know the answer to these questions, but I do know that they deserve to be asked and our children deserve a better world, so that means that we have to take the time to talk about these things. If we want to improve upon the state of the country and the world, this needs to be a just place.

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

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