You know, I can wrap my head around the idea of the first night being such a mess. I can wrap my head around the chaos and escalation and all parties being unprepared and overreacting and things getting out of control.
What I cannot comprehend is days and days later nothing is resolved and the one night of calm lasted exactly one night. I thought their grand plan to have the highway patrol take over was supposed to replace the insane local police outfitted in military gear?
All it’s going to take for there to be all out insanity in Ferguson is for one of the cops or National Guard personnel to justifiably or unjustifiably shoot one of the protestors.
At some point in the (I suppose) very near future law enforcement and the powers that be are going to grow tired of dealing with protests/riots and there will be mass arrests, which won’t end well for anyone.
So I’m left wondering, where are the grown-ups in all of this? Where are the supposed local and national leaders? Where are the designated cooler heads?