Thursday, March 12, 2015
Chickens Come Home to Roost in Ferguson
For years, the Ferguson Police Department has humiliated, harassed, profiled, abused and oppressed black people. When Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown, the police left Mike's body laying in the street for hours as if his life had no value. Instead of the prosecutor actually prosecuting the case, he essentially served as counsel for the killer. When the prosecutor announced the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, that arrogant prosecutor practically gloated and talked down to the people of Ferguson.
Our elders tell us that what goes around comes around. Today, the Ferguson is reaping what it has sown. Following the release of the Department of Justice's report, the Police Chief and other officers have resigned. A municipal judge has resigned as well. Last night, two Ferguson police officers were shot. This is only the beginning. In the words of Malcolm X, the chickens are coming home to roost.