I received an email, recently, from a friend who called the Ferguson Police Chief the dumbest police chief in America (click for the article). Yesterday, I received a phone call from a close friend who was distraught over news reports that there was looting by some Ferguson protestors. My friend suggested that she could no longer support the protests in Ferguson because people were destroying their own community.
I disagreed with the first statement; because, in my opinion, the Ferguson Police Chief, or his puppeteer, is executing a well-known diabolical game plan to change the conversation. And, for the last 10+ days they have been successfully changing the conversation from the tragic shooting death of Michael Brown (#handsupdontshoot) to the claims of lawlessness by citizens who dare question those who were hired to protect them.
As I watched the images on TV of the Ferguson Police, the Saint Louis County Police Force, the Highway Patrol Officers and the Missouri National Guard surrounding the reservation of Ferguson; I have been waiting for a voice of reason. Finally someone has stepped forward to question –no–to denounce the militarized response in Ferguson to a group of United States citizens exercising their right to speak up and demand answers regarding, what appears to be, the use of unnecessary force against an unarmed man by a police officer.
In the video below, Gen. Honore contrasts what is happening in Fergusion with what should be happening. General Honore’s remarks, I think, speak to my friend’s concerns about the looting in Ferguson and who is responsible.
Click here:Gen. Honore: Police should adjust tactics