While protesters in Ferguson are still very angry at the police after the shooting of Michael Brown, they appear to be pissed at Obama and Al Sharpton too.
One protester said: “Obama, you have done nothing! We need you! You haven’t changed anything! Fuck y’all!” There were also chants of Fuck Sharpton.
Perhaps the people of Ferguson are a bit upset that while Ferguson burns Obama's Twitter feed announces that a "good time was had by all" at a big Shin-dig Obama attended with wealthy donors.
How's that for hopey and changey?
Despite the Michael Brown's family's urging for calm, some protesters lobbed Molotov cocktails and other objects at police last night. The police responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.
In all of this chaos and violence let us not forget that an unarmed young man was shot by a police officer. He was a HUMAN BEING. His race does not matter. What doe matter is that this young man was shot MULTIPLE TIMES by a police officer and that warrants an independent and thorough investigation to learn why this happened.
I am appalled by the race bating, the violence, the militarization of the police department, the destruction, and the looting. The death of Michael Brown is a tragedy. None of these things does anything to bring justice or peace to a family that lost their son.