Not having served as a member of law enforcement or the judiciary, I am not conversant with exactly how the law is supposed to be enforced, so perhaps one of the individuals who may be apprehended while robbing or looting someoneâs business establishment as a means of protest (for something or other) would be able to answer that question. Are police only supposed to enforce those laws that the neighborhood says are in agreement with the local âcodeâ? Only a certain type of crime or criminal should be apprehended and only in accordance with the âhomeyâsâ assessment of his guilt?
Iâm sure that the death of more young black males will occur at the hands of the police, but racism may not be the total story. As I watched a couple of businesses burning in Ferguson, Mo., I couldnât help but reflect on the Black Panther Movement, the Los Angeles riots after the Rodney King beating and now the unfortunate death of Michael Brown. What did those riots accomplish in the long run?
When former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) ran for President in 2004, he liked to joke that his campaign was pitched to âthe Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.â It was a jab at his rivals, whom he charged with being too cozy with Wall Street, too popular in corporate boardrooms. Long before there was an Occupy Wall Street movement, there was Howard Dean.
Dr. Carson will fly along Israelâs narrow borders to see for himself the immense defense challenges that Israel faces.Â At its narrowest point Israel is just nine miles wide.Â The capital cities of surrounding countries that seek to attack and ultimately destroy the Jewish state are in closer proximity that many major American cities are to one another.
St. Louis County (which includes Ferguson) has aÂ Black unemployment rate of 17.8%Â while the White unemployment rate is only 5.7%.Â Ferguson and St. Louis County has been ruled by Democrats for well over 30 years.Â Ferguson didnât just happen, it has been waiting to happen and Democrats didnât give a damn.