That is obvious.. the fact that some people want to turn this on the protesters and make them look bad. they are the same kinds of minds and thought processes that fired that shot. the cops want that too, they want a riot!! Because a riot will make them look like they are not over using power, make them look justified. I wish I could say I am amazed at the way the protests haven't turned more violent. I wish i could say i was amazed at the people willing to stand up and protect storefronts and children... but amazed doesn't even begin to describe it.
First of all, the fact that he was not 'somebody' does not lessen his crime.. and the riots are not over one death but the fact this keeps happening. It is out of a growing fear and distrust for how things are run today.
As for its attention it is true, there have been many more riots more history making around the world. But america has this stick up its butt in these matters most in that they believe nothing could go wrong here. Or at least a vastly large population does, the one that is on the greener grass. This riot is gaining attention because its here, in our homeland, and it poses a threat to us, in a milestone sort of way that will hopefully change the future for the better. Really the idea that a riot in egypt is any less important then one here is an illusion. but people care about what they see and what they can hear and understand and no one was willing to explain to the masses what was going on so no one cared. ( again that is regarding foreign issues) but these are our kin, 'fellow americans' and the first riot we have seen like this in 50-60 years. When the same cards were on the table. So you wind up with 1/3 of people recognizing the issue having known about it, 1/3 are beginning to realise that these lies they have been told in news and in history class are not true, that not everything got solved in the past and there are still issues, and 1/3 continues to not realise a problem.
There 'over reaction' has been treating to boil over for a while now. I don't know what's up with the cops per say, i know it can't all be a raise issue...
But thanks for the feedback and conversation. I probably won't sell it per say, thats not why I made it, but I will get pissed off if someone tries to take it to do that.
I am from chicago, which is a anti gun area ( and state if im not mistaken) and to be honest i sadly agree. guns taken away by the people who abide the law will be at risk so long as guns are still obtainable through illegal or legal means elsewhere. The fact is if you have too people, and one has a gun, the other would obviously feel more safe with a gun as well. And they could both claim to never shoot; but then why have them? we have a gun to protect ourselves from people with guns its a tad counter productive. From a logic standpoint at least. We are light years away from the non use of firearms in this country, and even though its counter productive, a mugger will think twice befor snatching an old ladies purse if there is a chance she's packin.
This violence is not exactly senseless.. to say it is suggests it has no meaning. This is not just one death of a kid who was not protected by our law enforcement. It is many, many deaths that have piled up over the years and been swept under the rug and not thought of. It builds up in the hearts of those who fear for their lives and their children. The ones with the arsenal in this situation are not solving or protecting anyone. Even though it hurts you're believes you have to realise this... because so long as people will not own up to mistakes made by them or those like them, things will change for the worse. And no one will be safe.