HERE WE GO AGAIN IN FERGUSON
We all knew this day was coming. Have you been watching the news? Ferguson officials are boarding up Police Headquarters and other government buildings in the town.
Attorneys rush about to file cases at the courthouse, lest it be shut down on Monday if a NOT GUILTY verdict comes in, in favor of the white officer, Darren Wilson, who shot the unarmed, black teen, Michael Brown, in August.
Business owners are boarding up their businesses, residents are scrambling to get supplies from corner stores, and the Governor of Missouri has already declared a state-of-emergency, just in case there is more violence when the ruling is handed down. Did I just say “just in case?” What was I thinking?????
As if all that wasn’t enough, two would-be militant bombers, suspected of buying explosives to detonate during possible protests in Ferguson, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, per a law enforcement official speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Here’s the kicker, though: One report I read, said that a resident of Ferguson, suggested that this is all being done because “the verdict is already known.” Hmmm, that’s something to think about. And the more I think about it (yes, I do a quite a bit of thinking), the more it makes sense that they would be taking these measures for that very reason. Here’s something else to think about that I came up with on my own (didn’t I just tell you that I was a “thinker?”), Ferguson officials are taking all these measures now, on a Saturday, because the verdict will be announced on Monday or pretty early in the coming week. No one has told me that, I haven’t read that anywhere, it’s just a feeling I have.
So that all brings us to this: Here we go again in Ferguson.
What can the world expect to see on every news channel in the coming days?
More of this…
…if the residents of Ferguson feel that the verdict is unjust.
Lord, help all those people there, and let US be thankful, that during a time of such unrest, we live in other parts of the world.
What are your thoughts on what’s going on in Ferguson right now? I know you have some…so don’t be afraid to share them.