Ferguson

Deja Vu

No indictmentNo surprise.  No words…

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America’s Journey with Justice: From Blind to 20/20 Vision?

There’s an old adage that hindsight is 20/20. Often when we look back, we are able to gain clarity on matters. Gaining clarity Ferguson National Gruardoften enables us to learn from the past. That Jay Nixon, Governor of Missouri, has declared a state of emergency ahead of the grand jury’s decision regarding the shooting of Michael Brown, speaks volumes about what we as a country have learned from the past. Explicitly, it is expected that there are going to be a lot of disappointed, discouraged, and highly emotional persons in what is anticipated to be what many may deem an unjust decision. One can only presume that the previously decided judicial outcomes, or fates, of those whom have killed and/or harmed unarmed black youth have conditioned many of us to expect little accountability on the part of those who committed the act. (more…)