The REAL problem in FergusonSubmitted by sleightofhand80 on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:48
Once the news surfaced that a young black man was shot by a white cop you would’ve thought Moses had parted the sea. Blacks on the street rioting, looting, and threatening the rest of America from the video cameras of willing news crews. Whites around town attempting to find ANY reason to side with the cops. “Well, that young man was HIGH on pot and had just robbed a convenience store!”
Yes, we know.
Neither of these is the real problem.
The REAL problem in Ferguson is that people are prematurely choosing sides without knowing WHAT in the hell really happened.
The truth is, we have NO IDEA what happened when that young man’s life was taken. Maybe he charged the cop, maybe the cop decided to use lethal force when it wasn’t necessary. The bottom line: WE DON’T KNOW and neither does anyone else except perhaps a couple witnesses and the officer himself. This thing needs to go to trial. Immediately. It’s the best way to find out the truth of the matter.
So before we crawl over each other to choose a side and make a noble stand for a just cause, let’s make sure we know WHAT the just cause is.