August 15, 2014

Ferguson Idiots

Don't let the post title fool you into thinking I am taking a side, there are plenty of idiots in Ferguson, Missouri, on both sides of the street.

The idea that local police forces have military-style weapons, and have them trained on their citizens is disturbing.

The idea that a community would rise up and act in ways that justify the use of military-style weapons is equally disturbing.

I have no call to argue the issues, the death, or the response that brings us to where we are today.  The jury is out on that until FACTS are known - which may be never, as convoluted as the situation has become.

The idiots I prefer to call out are on the 'protester' side of the street.  I don't mind you protesting.  If you have weapons, Molotov cocktails, smoke bombs - then you are justifying the very actions you are protesting.  Even still, those aren't the idiots I am speaking of.

It is the people with their kids (and pets).

From here.
A violent protest is no place for you to bring your child.  I don't care if it started out peaceful, there has been constant violence since Saturday, you should know better.  When you are standing, child on hip, in the middle of a street, facing a wall of riot police, with protest slogans written on your child's flesh...you should go to jail for placing that child in danger.  There is no cure for that level of stupid.

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