Show-Me What's Next For Ferguson, Missouri
The aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri uprising amid rioting and rage over a disputed police killing of African-American teenager Michael Brown has created a quandary for many media watchers.
To wit . . .
WHAT'S NEXT FOR FERGUSON, MISSOURI?!?!?
Check a few links on the topic that all point to a contentious trial amid promises of "vigorous prosecution" and other wild boasts.
New York Times: In Aftermath of Missouri Protests, Skepticism About the Prospects for Change
Vice: Mittens, Not M4s: What Ferguson Police Really Got from the Pentagon's 1033 Program
CBS News: In wake of Ferguson shooting, progressives demand federal police czar
Reuters Blog: Tragedy in Ferguson: What the Justice Department can do next
Time: Ferguson Wrestles With What to Do Next
Meanwhile, here are a few things that mainstream media won't mention but represent more than a bit of social media chatter and TKC comment forum perspective . . .
- Eventually, so many national leaders and celebrities will leave (or already have left) Ferguson and only local and regional participants in this drama will remain. As usual, what's important are the local changes to perception and policy that this crisis will serve to create.
- This episode in Missouri history did nothing less than DESTROY THE POLITICAL CAREER OF GOV. JAY NIXON . . . Like it or not, he fumbled through this controversy from beginning to end and still doesn't seem to understand what happened. After years leading the state it's clear the Gov. WILL NEVER BE READY FOR THE NATIONAL STAGE and has contributed to a growing division betwixt Democrats and the African-American community.
- As the protest moves to STL and the trial gets underway . . . More cynical denizens of our blog community suggest that we could see more rioting in the event of an acquittal for the the officer involved in this controversial killing.
Developing . . .