It’s unfortunate, the way news is consumed and interpreted in the age of twitter. Everyone feels tremendous pressure to form an opinion quickly and state it loudly and with certainty. Once this has been done, people are highly resistant to changing their minds and they become impervious to new evidence, often dismissing out of hand outright facts just because they | Read More »
Sometimes the truth is ugly, and goes against what we hold as sacred, but unless we face the truth honestly and with resolve problems that could otherwise be solved are only going to increase. Hiding our heads in the sand and pretending that problems do not exist does not make them go away.
There are plenty of problems in Ferguson and neither side is without blame. However the issues facing Ferguson are not unique to that community but are systemic across the US especially urban areas.
Our justice department is out of hand. When REVENUE is placed above justice and mercy abuses are bound to exist. The love of money is the root cause of all evil after all. Cities desperate to fund budget shortfalls turn to questionable practices in order to ‘encourage’ more ticket writing to increase revenue flows.
When municipal courts are in cahoots with the arresting police departments it is not hard to imagine abuses happening. A word to the wise then it is best to POLICE your own activities and do not allow yourself to be placed in a position that requires the intervention of police. If you do find yourself on the loosing end of a police action it is advisable and prudent to seek legal counsel.
There is enough corruption to go around, so take care of yourself and your loved ones. Make every attempt to live at peace with all men where ever possible. And if you find yourself wrongly accused do not take matters into your own hands. It is far better to suffer and injustice then to perpetrate one.