Things have certainly gotten out of hand in Ferguson, MO–so out of hand, in fact, that some are comparing the events that have unfolded since the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager who was to start college in a few days, to those that followed the police beating of Rodney King–and with good reason.
The Saturday slaying has energized the African American community, who is unable to contain the anger at law enforcement once again indiscriminately mowing down African-Americans while good, white people are able to point heavy weaponry at federal agents and walk away without so much as a citation.
We quickly saw crowds gather, first for a candlelight vigil–then for protests. However, mourning quickly turned to rage and calls to “kill the police.” Then, the rioting began. Is it senseless? Yes. Is it warranted? No. However, when police once again gun down an African American teen–something that has been common for far too long–eventually people reach a tipping point.
Glenn Beck’s hate rag, The Blaze, presented the story in the usual manner: a bunch of those dirty blacks fell back on what is natural to them: violence. The White Hoods came out in force to call for FINAL SOLUTIONS to the problem and, of course, bounce around their hatred of African Americans.