What lessons does Ferguson hold for us?
There’s no reason to believe that racial tensions could ever boil over in such extreme fashion in Grand Junction. We’re not sitting on a powder keg of pent-up hostilities that built up over decades as they did in St. Louis.
But that’s only half the story. Ferguson may have been ripe for social unrest, but it was how the police department handled a white officer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed young black man that sealed the city’s fate.
Government handouts to blame for problems in Ferguson and country So, who’s to blame for what’s happening in Ferguson? I blame the government. Because … more
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