At age 84 it has been my live experience to have lived through dozens of demonstrations of anger in the United States of America. The Sixties alone produced almost daily protests against the Vietnam war or the plight of fruit workers in California. Of course, during the 1930s people were marching just about every day to protest the existence of poverty in our fair land. Frankly, I have lost track about the hundreds of people who have been killed by police or abused by them over the years. However, there is usually some sort of protest, pictures of angry folk in the streets, shouts demanding an end to oppression, and promises of the government to appoint a commission to study the anger. OH, this learned body requires a few months to reach a conclusion that some people are angry about police actions and something should be done about police departments.
We are just entering the aftermath of Ferguson or deaths in New York City and Cleveland in which unarmed black skinned men were shot down by armed police who feared for their lives. Things have gotten rather quiet over the past few days. Of course, at Fox News they continue to insist the victims were the police who fired their weapons. I assume there will be some form of report, it will appear in the media for a day, or maybe two days. Then it will disappear into the sinkhole of reports never again to see the light of day unless someone is writing their dissertation on the event. Silent Night, Holy Night, it is Christmas and time to forget past wrongs.