If there’s anything that points to the two halves in which America has been split, it’s how the city of Ferguson plans to honor it’s most favorite former resident, Mike Brown. You would think they would want to forget the “gentle giant” who attacked a grocery store owner, stole his wares, and then attacked a policeman and reached for his gun before meeting his untimely end.
But instead, they’re going to honor him with this:
Yes that’s right, even though the Department of Justice admitted that there was absolutely no way they could charge the officer who killed Mike Brown with a Civil Rights charge based on the evidence they had, the city of Ferguson will allow his memory to be honored.
The memorial to Michael Brown on Canfield Drive has been removed and will replaced by a plaque, Mayor James Knowles III and Michael Brown Sr. announced Wednesday.
Knowles said the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis will store the stuffed animals and other items that have formed the temporary memorial down the center of Canfield Drive since Aug. 9, when Michael Brown was shot and killed there by a Ferguson police officer.
Flanked by newly-elected Ferguson City Council members Wesley Bell and Ella Jones, Knowles and Brown said the plaque will be part of a new permanent memorial in the area.
For what other reason would they be doing this than to say that they approved of his behavior and character? In the other America, thugs are not honored, they are imprisoned. In this America, where Ferguson firmly resides, they welcome and encourage thuggery. And I have a feeling they’ll get a lot more of it.