I have no doubt that there are many peaceful people engaged in protest in Ferguson (MO) as a result of the shooting death of Michael Brown. I also don't question the passion of the protesters that are seeking answers. I believe in the Justice System although I admit it is greatly flawed. However, when elected representatives have engaged in baiting, narratives have been made up, so called leaders have engaged in gross self promotion, hate and outright lies to promote and agenda of ignorance the real underlying issue (the death of Michael Brown and if it was or was not justified) gets lost.
My feelings now about the "good" protesters are being changed. It's not so much that I think those "good" protesters are now "bad" as much as I now think they are being used. I started feeling this way after seeing two videos from a "protest" in Ferguson (MO). The video names a Contra reporter and activist Baseem Masri as being the person doing the talking on the video. Mr. Masri has been arrested during the protest on at least two occasions and some people seem to think he is now being "targeted" by the police.
Mr. Masri "tweeted":