For most of the morning it’s been a handful of protesters marching up and down the street chanting, among other things, “What do we want? A murder charge! When do we want it? Now!” It’s that particular sentiment that hangs like ominous approaching clouds over this whole place.
- Almost no one taking to the streets right now wants to see more violence; they're looking for a measure of satisfaction but most refuse to achieve it any way other than peacefully.
- But day and night here are literal and figurative.
In the world of Star Trek, the major rule governing the federation is the prime directive, which forbids interference in developing planets. Here in the real world we have a governing rule which rules the right, but isn’t as nearly as altruistic. It reads: “annoy the left.” It isn’t “beat the left” or “out-debate the… Read More
What we’re seeing here now in Ferguson, Missouri isn’t like those past insurgencies. This isn’t a full-on riot, although it has the potential to be. What’s happening here is like nothing we’ve seen before in that it’s felt like such a blatant abuse of authority on the part of the police responding to it.