- - Monday, September 1, 2014

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

A lot of shootings go on in the world. People are killed all the time. Rarely do these shootings cause riots and escalating destruction. It takes idiots to burn down stores and wreck a generally peaceful community.

Yes, a cop shot Michael Brown. Criminals shoot the Michael Browns of the world every day. You don’t see riots when a criminal shoots someone, but criminals are our worst enemy. You’d think the mob might protest against them instead of the cops who spend most of their day trying to protect children, old ladies and the defenseless.

I wouldn’t want people rioting over my death. I’d be embarrassed by the dopes who wanted to turn my death into a cause celebre. I wouldn’t want to be used as the reason for wanton destruction and injuries. Instead of a riot I would want a dignified ceremony where my friends and family mourned me. I blame these riots on liberals including President Obama, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Rev. Al Sharpton. They have used unfortunate circumstances to combust the racial divide so they can pretend they’re leading the races back to acceptance. In fact they are stoking the fire.

DAVID LAWRENCE

New York



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