It seems that Saint Michael of Ferguson is finally going to be honoured in the city he died in with a special plaque.
FERGUSON, Mo. – A plaque and metallic likeness of a dove have been installed in Michael Brown’s memory near the spot where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was shot and killed last summer by a white Ferguson police officer.
I always hate how they have to emphasise that he was unarmed. This conjures up images of a poor defenceless person on his knees in the surrender position being gunned down mercilessly. The actual reality of the situation was that the 6’4″, 20 stone Michael Brown was attacking the cop and trying to reach for his gun. He may not have been armed, but he definitely was a threat to the life of the officer, who only responded in self defence. What was the officer supposed to do? Should he have handed his gun over to Brown and then try to take him alive unarmed? That would have been suicide.
Crews installed the plaque and dove Thursday hundreds of feet apart on a sidewalk in Ferguson, Missouri, one day after the mid-street memorial for Brown was cleared. Wednesday would have been Brown’s 19th birthday.
The makeshift memorial had cropped up within hours of Brown’s death and became what many saw as a symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing.
Brown’s death touched off protests and a “Black Lives Matter” movement that gained momentum with subsequent police killings of unarmed black men in other U.S. cities.
They’re acting as if there is some kind of conspiracy among cops to kill unarmed black men for absolutely no reason. This is completely ridiculous. I’ve already pointed out before that cops kill more whites than blacks on average every year, but we never hear about it because the media makes a circus out of the times when blacks are killed. This media circus causes blacks to think they’re being unfairly persecuted, and this causes them to riot, which in turn causes more chaos for the media to report on. It’s completely insane. This is why there is so much racial division in America. Instead of holding everyone to the same standards, they’ve acted as if one group is being unfairly targeted by the law, made that group feel like perpetual victims, and now we see the consequences of all this.
I’d like to see a fairer world where all people, regardless of race are treated equally. If a black person is murdered in cold blood, he deserves justice as much as any white victim. At the same time, if a black criminal is killed because of his own stupidity, he deserves as little sympathy as a white criminal would get in the same circumstances. He certainly should not be honoured with a plaque.