Violence between police and protesters isn't some pre-ordained inevitability. Often, it's the result of deliberate escalation by cops.
But even if you're somebody willing to keep an open mind and consider the possibility that no matter how clear-cut things may have seemed we weren't on Canfield Avenue in Ferguson on August 9th, this whole process should leave a terrible taste in your mouth.
The decision has been reached: Officer Darren Wilson will not be charged for the killing of Michael Brown.
The former Mayor of America dropped the pretense that white police are protecting and serving black communities.
Yesterday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published the results of the official autopsy performed on Mike Brown in the immediate aftermath of his shooting on August 7th of this year. Among the findings: there was a "significant altercation" at Officer Darren Wilson's car and Brown appeared to have tried to grab the gun from out of his hand.
This is an obvious PR leak from a biased source.
A poll released this week shows what the media likes to call a Racial Divide® on whether the shooting of unarmed 17 year-old Mike Brown was justified, but just how many area white people think it was?
A professor at a major university seems to suggest that what was needed in the aftermath of the shooting was some degree of public vigilantism
For the past eight days, America has watched the City of Ferguson, Missouri react to the killing of 18 year-old Mike Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, but on Sunday, supporters of officer Wilson gathered to raise their voices, and make some bank.
This wasn't really a press conference, but more like the beginning of a media campaign.