I am disappointed, do you all out there know there is a difference between ‘peaceful protest’ and RIOTING. How does destruction of public and personal property show your solidarity for the cause you say you are following. All that has done is possibly hurt the area(s) the destruction occurred in. I hope those businesses rebuild, however I have a feeling that in some cases they will not due to the amount of damage and the loss of investment and income.
What happens when the rioters run out of things to destroy in the business district? I hope anyone living near the violence in the city area(s) where the rioting has been occurring watches the next few days to see if it gets worse. Please keep your children safe from idiots.
Here is something to think on, and I am not trying to debate if our country really is democratic or not. However, in a ‘supposed’ democratic society; not everyone will like the outcome of the events. When a grand jury is given a case they are required to follow certain ‘rules’ in how the information is presented and whether or not it is accurate for the charges they are deciding on. If they are only given “A, B, C, or D” to decide on then it is a yes or no and no wiggle room. I imagine if there had been another charge available they probably would have charged the police officer. However as I was not a member of the grand jury in this case I have no clue what went on in there.
People you need to remember that our justice system is not in it for shades of grey, and to pardon the phrasing; it sees things only in black and white. It is one or the other… not an in between. It is also not a decision based on your opinion, or even the opinion of the jurors; it is meant to be a thought out process. Debated, not just “He’s a cop he is wrong toss the book at him”.
Now do I think the young man in this case should have been shot to death (and I refuse to say shot dead as what are they going to do shoot someone alive?)? No, I think the officer should have used his taser on the young man. However, again I was not there to see what had happened so I do not know what happened in that time span when it occurred so I cannot truly make a judgment call on it.
People who wish to protest what occurred, as long as it is -PEACEFUL- and not -VIOLENT- please continue, but if you are rioting, I hope you get caught and have the book thrown at you as it is a crime to damage things that are not your own and to cause harm.
Ever Mind The Rule Of Three
Three Times Your Acts Return To Thee
This Lesson Well, Thou Must Learn
Thou Only Gets What Thee Dost Earn
Here is something else to think on, if the young man is/was innocent of the crimes that caused his death. Why are you leaving his memory full of violence? Should you not keep it peaceful to show that he would have wanted it so?
Please think, and please be at peace.