Michael Brown, Sr. called for peace once the grand jury decision is announced in a recently released PSA saying, “Hurting others and destroying others is not the answer. No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain. I want it to lead to incredible change, positive change, change that makes the St. Louis region better for everyone.”
On Friday, “NewsOne Now” guest host, Jeff Johnson and the Straight talk panel (featuring Avis Jones-Deweever, J. Hogan Gidley and Dru Ealons) discuss the latest developments on the ground in Ferguson, if we are seeing the makings of the new millennium version of the L.A. race riots and what will Ferguson look like if Darren Wilson is not indicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Dru Ealons explained that the problem with the situation in Ferguson is that everything was done secretly.
“Even if it comes out with an indictment, those who support Michael Brown will be upset because we don’t know what happened.”
When the discussion turned to the possibility of provocateurs inciting violence once the verdict is released, Jones-Deweever said, “The real agitator is a police chief that comes up on the day he is supposed to release the name of Darren Wilson and instead shows this tape, which later he admits is completely, supposedly disconnected from the events of that day; is a police chief that makes a decision and a whole system that makes a decision to militarize a police force, to point live weapons at unarmed citizens who have their hands up demonstrating in streets. The real agitators are people who arrest and shoot tear gas at individuals, women and children included, arrest journalists, stop flights over the city so there can be no documentation of what is going on. Those are the agitators.”
Johnson added the agitators also include those who would come to Ferguson and “throw fire bombs” which is not in concert with the peaceful protests that have been taking place in Ferguson.
Listen to Jeff Johnson and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel discuss the possibility of unrest returning to Ferguson if the grand jury fails to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Do you believe violent protests will ensue if Wilson is not indicted?
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