Hot Air

Repair Work

Everybody and his brother and sister is going to suggest fixes for Ferguson, Missouri, and for that matter this entire holy land in the wake of the scuffle, shooting, killing, riots, investigation, grand jury decision, and riots redux of the last four months there.

Only one needs to be implemented. I’ll reveal it at the end of this post.

That’s Different

From CNN online

Unless that someone else is an unarmed black kid who reminds me of Hulk Hogan.

Vision Test

What did Darren Wilson see when he looked at Michael Brown that August afternoon in Ferguson?

This:

“… [I]t looks like a demon…” that kicked up… “a cloud of dust behind him…” as he ran from Wilson’s police cruiser. This demon then stopped fleeing and “… turns, and when he looked at me, he made like a grunting, like aggravated sound and he starts, he turns and he’s coming back towards me.”

Demon

Wilson began unloading his revolver in the direction of this grunting demon. He fired and fired and fired some more yet the demon kept coming at him. Wilson had no idea how many times he shot Michael Brown. “I just know I shot it,” he told the grand jury.

He shot it.

It.

What did Darren Wilson not see that afternoon in Ferguson when he took the life of Michael Brown?

A human being.

The Fix

Here’s what needs to be done:

It should be the priority of every law enforcement agency in the nation to make sure each and every one of its officers sees young black males as human beings.

4 thoughts on “Hot Air

  1. David B. says:

    It is more than that, Michael. Somehow, and I have no idea how, the people who work in law enforcement because of their love of and desire for power must be weeded out. Departments need to adopt a humanistic approach to enforcing the law and recognize they are public servants, not our bosses. And finally, as if this could ever happen, fear-based media coverage must be replaced with truly (dare I say it??) honest, balanced coverage designed to keep the governing bodies in check and working for the majority of the citizens in their respective jurisdictions.

  2. David paglis says:

    D. Paglis here. Human beings as opposed to what?

    • glabwrites says:

      My dear friend David Paglis: That was clearly explicated in the post. If you did not glean the answer to “as opposed to what,” then you simply do not want to hear or understand it.

  3. David paglis says:

    I read the post again. And I understand your response. I did not read the transcripts. Are you sure the question wasn’t how many times did you fire your weapon?

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