#Ferguson + #MikeBrown 100 Days of Injustice #JusticeForMikeBrown #ArrestDarrenWilson #100days pic.twitter.com/m2378j9m2q
— Arrest Darren Wilson (@ArrestWilson) November 16, 2014
As the world waits for the secret grand jury decision whether to indict (or not) Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Mike Brown, elected officials and police are calling for peace as they prepare for violence. In all the pleas for peace in Ferguson, I've not heard one plea for justice.
People we seem to have lost the thread of what Ferguson is all about
-- the reasons this story has stirred the passions of millions of Americans. The so-called leaders of St. Louis County, the scene of the crime, have spent most of the last two months focused on these three things. 1) Stocking up, and I mean stocking up big-time, on the latest state-of-the-art riot control equipment, to the tune of at least $100,000. 2) Amassing a civilian army of 1,000 police, who've received, in total, at least 5,000 hours (costing God only knows what) of training in battling civil unrest, etc. and 3) Constructing an artificial, bogus narrative that will keep the focus on the possibility of violent protest (something there's actually been very little of over the last three months) and away from any culpability for the reckless actions of Darren Wilson...or the separate and unequal society that Wilson's department props up.
We are black, but that doesn't mean we are stupid enough to think we can prevail against government issued, taxpayer funded, weapons of mass destruction. Nor are we crazed, out of control savages seeking revenge against our oppressors because Obama. All we've ever asked for is justice.
There will be no peace until there is justice. This is a not a threat of violence, this is promise we will march on until victory is won.Know Justice