Millions of words have been written about events in Ferguson, Missouri. Pundits have pundated and eminent authorities have pontificated upon the meaning of death for a young black youth. At the heart of all this blabber is the basic fact that American police these days have lost a sense of common sense. In my Depression youth I was caught stealing by a cop, he yelled at me, and then hit me with his fist and sent me home with a warning that if he ever caught me stealing again, I would go to jail. “Broken windows” is a broken theory that simply sends more and more people to jail while real criminals pursue their activities. The problem with Broken Windows is that while police are worried about a broken window, some real criminal is committing some real crime, elsewhere.
Heather De Main is confined to a wheelchair. Hardly a weapon that poses a threat to society. She lives in Ferguson, and is on social media about the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown. Somehow, police decided that her words posed a threat to their very lives. She was assaulted. At the very moment police were worried about Heather, some Wall Street banker was robbing the American people of their money. Common sense is simply ignore any and all people in a wheelchair!