It’s not about one incident of a police shooting of Michael Brown, it has become a national discussion about equality, being treated fairly by authorities and THE WORLD IS WATCHING once again.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) Moments ago — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to Ferguson to help restore order to the St. Louis suburb after a week of sometimes-violent protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
Nixon made the announcement in statement issued early Monday after another night of clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson. Officers used tear gas to clear demonstrators off the streets late Sunday.
Demonstrations of support seen across America and even in some cities across the globe. The Occupy Movement was a signal, this could be much bigger and it’s up to leadership in Washington if they are prepared to lead the discourse. The U.S. has strayed off from the universal principles of law, how will it deal with this tragedy as it evolves.
Electing the first African American President and first black Attorney General is not a gratifier, not even an indication the United States is progressing on civil rights, equality of women and basic human rights. People left behind has increased due to the financial crisis of Wall Street and the fraudulent practises of banks and mortgage lenders. The people of the U.S. are hurt and it’s about time their anger is vented.
Best option of the leadership: MORE OPPRESSION. It’s time to start substantial dialogue!
See my previous diary about the city of St. Louis, called the city of Jim Crow, negative industrial development from a prosperous city on the mighty Mississippi to a municipality spiraling downwards with all the accompanying issues. A slower process than what is now seen in Detroit.