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The same prosecutor who didn't indict Darren Wilson *did* indict a black #Ferguson officer for breaking a guy's hand: http://www.askmen.com/news/power_money/ferguson-prosecutor-indicted-black-cop-for-hitting-man-s-hand.html …
"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: to choose one’s attitude in any set of circumstances; to choose one’s own way." - Frankl
“Live as if you were living for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!” - Frankl
I can argue any side of any argument. The upside: it helps me understand what each side believes, and why. The downside: nothing is real.
"Why" we do things is ultimately inconsequential. It's "what we do" that matters.
I saw The Theory of Everything yesterday. Redmayne and Jones deserve all their Oscar buzz. The director and writer did quite well too.
Imagine a black cop kills a white bro, the cop's fundraising head is also his prosecutor, and a black gov quells white riots with tear gas.
Cameras are fallible & circumventable. "They'll behave if we're watching" isn't a society. "They'll do right even if no one's watching" is.
I think we need to dismantle the invisible barriers between people, rather than erecting physical and technological ones to separate us.
If you're not mentioning Ferguson on Facebook because you don't want to irritate your real-life acquaintances, maybe you need new ones.
Bottom line: even if Mike Brown was the aggressor, and even if Wilson legitimately feared for his life, *isn't this why we have trials*?
Hey, Serial, I have a great idea for your second season...
What if we all decide this isn't OK, and then we proactively work to improve the system (hard) rather than just resubmitting to it (easy)?
Because what we all really want right now is Obama telling us how we should feel. This whole night is a media circus.
If you're thinking of writing a "What the Ferguson Outcome Can Teach Us About Social Media" post for LinkedIn tomorrow... don't. Just don't.