Stop Marching With Guns At Ferguson

Posted on September 15, 2014

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Ferguson or not, marching around with guns and making vigilante threats is such a bad idea.

We are not under attack from the Soviets. Al-Qaeda is not next door waiting to kidnap you or fly a 767 into your home. Jack-booted federal agents are not coming to take your AK-47s away.

All of your folks were making up a threat in order to militarize, ride around in armored vehicles, look tough and make bold statements. Please, just stop this kind of action in the future.

The regular police force in regular police uniforms can control crowds and stop luting.

On the other hand, here is what’s so troubling to me. These Ferguson marchers believe that they need to arm themselves for a racial confrontation yet to be announced. “We think that all black people have the right to self-defense and self-determination,” said marcher Huey Freeman. “We believe that we can police ourselves and bring security to our own communities.”

That’s a vigilante call if I’ve ever heard one. Freeman is suggesting that the police are not sufficient and might even be obstacles to his self-determination.

They are even calling for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson who shot Michael Brown in the line of duty. This they want before the Grand Jury completes its work.

Guns are for shooting bullets. In my book, doing the job themselves means aiming guns and shooting bullets into others, presumably non-black human beings. Police are human beings even though they are called pigs and other names.

That is murder and against the law. The black marchers should go home and put their guns away.

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