So the world has been watching to see where this went.
Before I begin, I was not there, nor was I in the grand jury, so I know only what the public knows.
I am in a different camp than Wil Wheaton, and others. I am probably in the minority of Anonymous, as the vocal side is stomping their feet that this was such a travesty.
I do not know what factors told the officer that deadly force was the best reaction. Perhaps he SHOULD have used a non-lethal.
Am I racist? no, will I be called racist, could be.
We knew that the chance was high that there was going to be trouble either way tonight. How many riots or destruction has occurred after winning a pro ball game or hockey game? People get overly excited and lose their common sense.
The bottom line is that the grand jury did not see enough to compel ANY of them to put forth charges. Not ONE!
We know from the strong arm robbery shortly before his death, that he was not in his right mind. He may have been kind and gentle normally, but not that day.
Sorry, this was blown way out of proportion, and most of us knew it in August. So much money and time spent. I will not call it it a waste, because our society seemed to feel the need for it to be intense. So be it.
We also knew in August that the masses were no going to accept the outcome.
Now it will go to a civil case where you don’t really have to prove a case. At least not anywhere near as conclusively.
God help those who have been directly impacted; family, friends, the community, even the police…
To those protesting: Please do not rip up your communities…