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Morning Joe asks is Mike Brown a hero?

Morning Joe kicked off this morning and said is Mike Brown worthy of hero status? Joe Scarborough said the last straw was when St. Louis Rams players came out yesterday with their hands up. Joe said that the media is pushing a false narrative. He said this is not a black/white narrative this is a thug narrative. What do you think?

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Wonder how many Ferguson looters voted?

We have all heard the phrase “the truth hurts”. It can be very uncomfortable to take a good look at yourself. Last night we saw looters do what they do loot and we saw others set fire to buildings, and vandalize police cars and other businesses. Some were simply angry but others saw it as an opportunity to take what they wanted. Mike Brown was not on their minds as they pillaged a beauty supply store. No this was just criminal activity. This can not be justified or called civil unrest. Call it what it was—crime. As I watched some of the images I wondered how many of these looters voted earlier this month? If you truly want change then you have to vote. Talking does not change a thing. Talking can get you motivated, but motivation never changed any law. Looting will get you free stuff but long term you still have nothing. You don’t like your DA then march to the polls and vote him out, but what we saw in Ferguson will not change anything. In this society change only comes at the ballot box.

Social Media did not kill Mike Brown it just told the world

Last night I like many listened to St. Louis County prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch explain why the grand jury had made the decision not to indict Officer Wilson, but before he could get to that he spent time lecturing us on the danger of social media. He told us how social media got it wrong. He said this early and often. Social media gets a story and runs with it, and sometimes the facts are not on point. While conceding the point it should not be lost on us that without social media we would never have heard of Mike Brown. Brown’s family contacted Rev. Al Sharpton the day of the event and told him how to get on see Brown’s body laying in the streets. It social media that kept the world’s attention on Ferguson. So my point is social media matters and it might not be a perfect tool, but in this case it has served to be a vital tool. So McCulloch might dismiss it we know it kept the heat on this case.