Driving out to Texas, I was listening to the news — in between having to endure my daughter Aubrey’s choice of music on Sirius XM radio — every now and then I snuck in Classic Rewind and 80s.
But the story that held my attention was the episode in Berkeley, Missouri. As reported by Yahoo News, “The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him, reigniting tensions that have lingered since the death of Michael Brown in neighboring Ferguson.”
“A crowd of about 300 people gathered at the gas station where Antonio Martin was shot late Tuesday, throwing rocks and bricks in a scene reminiscent of the sometimes-violent protests that followed Brown’s death. A smaller crowd gathered Wednesday night. Dozens of protesters met at the gas station for a vigil, then marched to Interstate 170, at times blocking traffic, before returning to the station, according to local media reports. Berkeley Police Chief Frank McCall told KMOV-TV that six to eight people were arrested.”
However, it seems that there is a very distinct difference from this case, in a suburb of Ferguson, that protestors don’t wish to acknowledge. As we’ve seen, the anti-police movement has a defined objective and even with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio requesting a moratorium on protesting in order to respect the fallen NYPD police officers — they relented in doing so. I must ask, just how exactly does this progressive movement hope to maintain the moral high ground? Because it sure as heck isn’t happening using this modus operandi.
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