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Ferguson’s aftermath I

Regarding the violent, criminal response to “no indictment” in the death of Michael Brown: I am fed up!

Brown was ordered, by a person of genuine authority, a police officer, to stop moving toward him. Brown ignored that order.

Wanna bet something? That’s the behavior Brown had displayed to every order from authority, forever, to stop doing anything!

When my mother or my father said not to do this or that, I learned to stop, because to not stop brought negative circumstances. Thus, when I am ordered by a person of true authority to not go here, to not advance beyond there, I listen; that is what it is to be, as it’s titled, “raised.”

I live within a society. I must be subservient to the rules of that society, or else, all being correct, I am an anarchist.

If a police officer orders a citizen to stop an action and that citizen does not stop, then what? Nothing? “Ah, man, c’mon, stop, OK?” No . The facts of the incident are not “Stop” and a shot. No. Michael Brown was not inculcated to live within a society.

Whose fault is that? Who pays for the damage?

William M. Stoddart

Brentwood


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