While the event was sparsely attended (at one point there were more reporters than citizens), it was a step in the right direction.
Ordinarily when a cop gets shot in the line of duty, it’s viewed as a sign off pervasive lawlessness within the community. Ever since Saturday night’s shooting there has been very little said about it within the community.
A few observations:
- As the rally took place, watching the passersby was fascinating. People mostly looked at the event as either foreign invasion or something to laugh at. Only about one in ten stopped to join the group. We wish we had a second camera going to capture that.
- The rally had a significant police presence and the organizers did a very good job in making them a part of the discussion and highlighting the fact that they are part of the community.
- While we applaud Rev. Brown and company for putting the event together, can they lay off the religion just a little bit? Just a little? Please? We really don’t think that praying is a solution onto itself. (We’ll save the atheist rant for a more appropriate time and place.)
- Can someone get the guy who is running for NAACP president Red Bull? He has about as much energy and charisma as a roll of wet toilet paper.
- Again, while it may not be perfect, at least they are doing something.