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RESTITUTION NOT RETRIBUTION: What Price Should The Rioters Pay?

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Former NBA star Charles Barklay, who is never shy about expressing his opinions, called the Ferguson rioters “scumbags.”

In a rare TV appearance, African-American Economist and author, Thomas Sowell, commented on the aftermath of the riots saying, “I think what has happened in Ferguson, Missouri, is going to adversely affect blacks yet unborn, who will still be paying the price for it 10, 20 years from now because they’re not going to have businesses there that you had before.”

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. condemned rioting and violent protests. “I believe rioting is actually an unnecessary evil,” King said. Continue reading

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Will There Be Justice?

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In the aftermath of the Grand Jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the opinions have varied and even been extreme.  Just the headlines of media op-ed pages demonstrate the divide.  Here’s a sampling. Continue reading

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An Alternative Response to Ferguson

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Last night Norma Jean and I watched the events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri.   We live on the other side of the state, 237 miles away, but it seemed like it was happening in our back yard.

Following three months of hearing witnesses and evaluating evidence, Prosecutor Bob McCullough announced the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.  Continue reading

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