Change and Chaos in Ferguson

To say the least, the police in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in way over their heads.
Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

To say the least, the police in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in way over their heads. Yesterday, two reporters, from the Huffington Post and the Washington Post, were arrested in Ferguson. (St. Louis County law enforcement members who were brought in to assist will be relieved of duty in the city.) Now, I’m not one of those who subscribes to the notion that reporters are some sort of a super-race who should be immune from normal rules. On the other hand, it’s very unlikely that a reporter from the Washington Post, sitting in a McDonald's to charge his phone, is a danger to the public. And given that said reporter was videotaping the police, it was . . . words fail. I can’t imagine what the police were thinking, or how they imagined this would end well for them or the Ferguson Police Department.

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