Ferguson Market and Liquor was looted last night, targeted by protesters demanding “justice” for Michael Brown.
I’d like someone to explain the logic of that act to me, please. Please. That was the store where Michael Brown was captured on video shoplifting and assaulting a clerk prior to his fatal encounter with Officer Wilson.
How dare that store be robbed by an unarmed teen! No, that doesn’t work. How dare an employee be assaulted by a shooting victim! Hmmm…no, no, that’s stupid. How dare the business allow the media to mention its name in connection with the examination of whether Mike Brown was just a gentle giant who wouldn’t hurt a fly or intimidate a clerk! That can’t be it, can it? Or is it, “Let’s honor Mike by really hurting that small business where he stole some blunts and shoved that little clerk!” Really?
What exactly is the theory of justice here? My mind is open, it really is. I so want to understand.
Absent a persuasive explanation, however, I must conclude that anyone who sees “justice” in punishing Michael Brown’s innocent victims, however the teen met his demise, no more understands the concept of justice than I understand string theory, and I have no interest at all in listening to such an individual’s theories, protests, or rants about a subject about which that they are not only embarrassingly ignorant, but deluded as well.
What they did is injustice. They don’t know the difference between injustice and justice, which tells me that neither they nor anyone allied with them, supporting them or sympathetic with them should be taken seriously or heeded.
And when we are told, “The police are biased against people who think looting a store is justice!,” I am compelled to answer,
“As well they should be.”