|Evening Street Scene in Ferguson, Mo.|
Ferguson brought out some scenes and memories from my university days and the Vietnam protests that at one point started out peaceful and then turned violent. It took three or four years of killing in Vietnam before that spector came stateside but it did; starting in Madison, Wisconsin and on to Kent State.
|Ferguson residents practicing the right of assembly|
More to the point the police looked unworldly what in their battle gear and menace. It was a gap between ordinary Joe and Mr. Sheriff that couldn't be understood let alone solved. The Governor of Missouri did the right thing and sent this alien force packing; replacing it with a more "normal" set of peace keepers who, incidentally, figured a way to bridge the gap.
|A bridge to understanding|