December 12, 2014
Apparently, we aren’t the only ones confused by these bizarre Ferguson/Garner Protests. The protesters themselves have no idea what is going on or who’s in charge of it.
What they do know is that they’re angry because of feelings.
Established organizations — the National Action Network, the NAACP, the National Urban League — have called for people to gather in Washington this Saturday for a national march. Families of the two unarmed black men who died at the hands of white police officers will be there.
But other groups, like Ferguson Action, are instead sponsoring their own actions elsewhere. They are calling for a “National Day of Resistance” in such places as Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Bloomington, Indiana, and Bend, Oregon.
Says Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League: It’s about getting results, not about “turf” or who’s in charge.
Wait, what results are they looking for again? Maybe I missed it, but I haven’t heard exactly.
Cop chest cameras and gun control do not appear to be the issues concerning the rioters on the ground.
As far as organizing – guys, I know someone who can help you:
Oh, you’ve already called him, you say?
Well then, you should have things sorted out in no time.