Looting in our own communities makes no sense. I understand that as a unit we are mad but what about when this is all over and this just becomes another faint memory we are going to look around and say we destroyed our community for what. The businesses that put money back into Ferguson have been burned up.
Ferguson, Missouri protesters were in even more of an uproar this past week, when the decision was made by the grand jury not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
Officer Darren Wilson responded to a call in Ferguson, Missouri, where allegedly Michael Brown was stealing from a convenience store. There was an exchange of words between the two. There were also some actions that took place in which the officer felt threatened and decided to take the life of Michael Brown.
It is hard not to remain neutral in regards to this case because we just do not know what exactly happened and what exactly was said. The black community is only protesting and acting out in such a negative way because this is a black vs white crime. We kill each other every day within the black community but when it comes down to who did it we run to the no snitching rule.
An officer’s job is to protect and serve and I honestly feel that, that’s what officer Darren was doing. He responded to a call, he felt as if his life was in danger and he acted upon the actions that were made by Brown. Protesters fail to realize that Brown was stealing from a store, he was committing a crime. There has also been mention that the officer did not have to kill Brown but instead wound him. Officers are not trained to wound they’re trained to kill.
In the Zimmerman case Trayvon Martin was followed by Mike Zimmerman. Zimmerman took it upon himself to be the neighborhood watch and since Trayvon did not fit the criteria as to what the typical neighborhood kid should look like in that community he was targeted. In the Mike Brown case Brown was committing a crime and the police officers were called. Also, there is no guarantee that brown had his hands up. In both cases there is a lot of speculation as to what was said between the two parties. The only difference is that Brown was stealing from a convenience store.
It is crazy that the only time the black community wants to come together is when we want some type of justice or when someone of another ethnicity is harming us, but when we do it to one another it is just fine. Mind you there has been some rallies and protesting for black on black crime but not nearly as much time and attention has been spent on those types of protesting only when the issue is white vs black.
I understand the frustration within the black community because it seems like every time we turn on the T.V. one of our young brothers is losing their life at the hands of a white man and all we can think is this must be a racial issue, but I believe it is much more deeper than that.
Destroying our cities and being violent is not the answer to solve our issues. We must first take a look at ourselves and fix the faults and mindsets within the black community before we can see any type of progress.