So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return."
Okay so this is going to be a little chaotic because I don’t even know where to start. But I thought since it concerns my city that I should try and give a firsthand account/stance…
This whole thing is just crazy. The media here is coming from all kinds of angles and not getting to the truth. I don’t know what to believe right now. They’re mainly showing looters (which yes should be shown), but what about the peaceful protesting going on?? There’s so many peaceful gatherings happening but you don’t see them as much on the news. Also, with the whole military police action that happened..what the hell? I don’t think any one here knows what really happened. NOT JUSTIFYING IT..but I do wanna know what initialized it. It saddens me that so much violence is occurring, and especially in my own city. St. Louis is really so diverse ethnicity wise & I just don’t understand how occurrences like this are still relevant. In my opinion this is no longer just a race issue, but rather a humanity as a whole issue. It is not the 1960’s and this behavior is not & never has been acceptable. Police brutality, racial discrimination, and false justice needs to stop. Not all police are bad; what sucks is that the few that are bad ruin the rep of the rest. BESIDES this I really want to know what really happened during that struggle in the cop car (again not justifying it at all). I just wish we had the facts, instead of different media angles. It also pisses me off that channel 5 showed the police officer’s home. His family had nothing to do with this & now their own safety is at risk. Also, so is their neighbor’s safety. I just don’t understand it all. One thing I really don’t understand is the release of the robbery tapes. Yeah it showed a little more character of Brown BUT it has nothing to do with his MURDER. Even if it was a chase or whatever…a life is not equal to $50 of cigars. From what we have been told the cop stopped him from something as little as blocking traffic. So I don’t understand the relation of the two occurrences. We just don’t have enough information on it. I really don’t know how or what to feel. I am just all over the place with emotions. I am mad, devastated, and confused. The point is that the media sucks, and most of the city is hurt and confused. Mike Brown was murdered, and violence does not equal justice are the only things i truly know.