Politics and Business
America Land Of The Free Or Not?
At this point, I believe most of America knows the story behind the debacle in Missouri. A young African-American man, Mike Brown, was killed in a highly contested arrest, and left dead on the streets for longer than necessary. The locals have responded with anger, riots, and in some cases, looting. As the nation slowly sifts through piles of fluff to get to the core of the Ferguson, Missouri dilemma, we can put aside the facts of what stirred the pot. Whether Mike Brown assaulted an officer, or didn’t, is not the focal point anymore in a situation spiraling dangerously close to the L.A. riots of 1992. We have moved past the grey, white, and black of the situation, and now are facing a serious breakdown of liberties and rights. Does the local police force have the right to put an end to any legitimate threats a.k.a. looting, robbery, and the like? Absolutely. When it passes that threshold, and we have a no-fly zone enacted, journalists from esteemed press (HuffPo, Washington Post) arrested, and a general disregard for human life (tear gas, rubber bullets, etc), then we have a problem.