St Louis Turmoil Has Become United States Turmoil and Possibly World Turmoil
It seems the United States had made 3 steps forward with relations between blacks and whites, and now it has taken 20 steps back.
I have studied much of the news and proceedings surrounding the case of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darrin Wilson fatally shooting 18 year old Michael Brown.
It is sad knowing a young man was killed, but should this police officer be charged? The Grand Jury didn't think so, but thousands upon thousands of people seem to think so.
Lets take a look at some of what happened when news that the Grand Jury made their decision:
Maybe it is wrong, but at this time my main stress is the safety of the family members and friends I have throughout the St Louis area.
If this was a peaceful protest, it would be one thing, but for some reason, there are those individuals who think that burning cars and buildings, and using violence will somehow make all of this right. By doing so, there will be more people injured and possibly killed.
I must say that I agree with Governor Jay Nixon in bringing in the Army National Guard. There are not many things I have agreed with Nixon on, but this is one.
My son and daughter-in-law live in a St Louis suburb. I pray that they along with my 2 Granddaughters are safe from the craziness.
My daughter lives somewhere in the area. I also hope she stays safe.
My Grandson Elijah was adopted by a family in the St Louis area. I was promised that I would still be a part of his life by the courts and the agency who handled it....Bringing Families Together. I pray he is safe from this turmoil.
Other cities with protests are:
- Los Angeles
- Washington D.C.
- and more
So what will all of this solve?
Will there now become a huge division between black and white again? The New Yorker is sure stating it.
If you have followed this case, I am sure you have loads of information.
I have my opinions, but I would like to know yours first.
Lets pretend you are on the Grand Jury. If need be, Google or Bing the Michael Brown shooting and read all about it.
Now watch this interview with police officer Darrin Wilson and then please answer the poll.
Remember, you are on a Grand Jury. Think with common sense. It isn't about what other cops have done. It isn't about gangs or anything but....Officer Darrin Wilson and Michael Brown. Please explain in the comment section if you would have said:
- A lesser charge
- No charges
First, I must say that I have had my share of problems with "dirty cops."
Yes, I am Caucasian, but that has no bearing in this. If Michael Brown would have been white, yellow or even green, I would still have the same opinion.
Officer Darrin Wilson did what he had to do.
The Grand Jury was right in their decision.
If we didn't have police officers, this country would be a chaotic nightmare.
Sorry if I offended anyone, but this cop did what he needed to do, and if I were in his position, I would have done the same.
May the people of Ferguson and St Louis heal from this. May people like Al Sharpton and the Klu Klux Klan step back and shut their mouths.
May everyone learn and realize that their are laws to obey, both for those without badges, and for those with them.
Lets Hear Your Opinion....
We really would like to hear your opinions, but please be wise about your words. There is no reason to use cuss words or get angry.
What would you do?
© 2014 Greg Boudonck