Our nation is reeling in anger, demonstrations, protests, rioting, and destruction of property. That is the short-term reaction to the failures of the government in Ferguson and the State of Missouri. Another tragic shooting of a Black Young Man by police has been placed front-and-center because it is now connected with an example of a failed System of Justice. Unless a victim of an alleged crime has his/her day in an open court with a jury of peers, and a legal and competent defense, justice is not served. What we saw happen violates our principles, and it dangerously shameful. Unless the US Department of Justice takes action to re-establish a sense of fairness, this nation is in deep trouble:
I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.
-- Malcom X