Editorial: "Ferguson" - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Editorial: "Ferguson"

Editorial Logo (2013) Editorial Logo (2013)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Following the grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri last week hundreds of people took it upon themselves to express their anger by destroying businesses and property. These folks took to the streets in masses with bats, rocks, guns and fire to inflict “pain” on whatever was in their way. Many of the businesses burned down by those misguided and mindless marauders were black-owned businesses. Even a church building was destroyed.

With the world watching, there was a real moment in time opportunity to engage the Ferguson community on the issues that led to such unrest. But instead, it was wasted as thieves and arsonists looted and pillaged innocent, uninvolved businesses and property. 

And I sat disgusted as I watched this misdirected anger take center stage. These selfish actions undoubtedly cast a shadow on the issues at hand and will make it harder to have constructive and meaningful talks to move this city forward; harder but not impossible.

As the embers cool and tempers calm, we hope that this town will recover and rebuild. Ferguson, Missouri is a microcosm of our country and could be a shining example of how a community and law enforcement can come together and work together to bring about change. 

The world is still watching.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • EditorialsMore>>

  • Opinion

    Editorial: USPS needs help

    Editorial: USPS needs help

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:32 PM EST2018-01-16 23:32:20 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Our national post office continues to lose money - a lot of it. 

    More >>

    Our national post office continues to lose money - a lot of it. 

    More >>
  • GUEST EDITORIAL

    Guest Editorial: 4th Annual MLK Celebration

    Guest Editorial: 4th Annual MLK Celebration

    Thursday, January 11 2018 1:24 PM EST2018-01-11 18:24:47 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    This is a guest editorial from Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart, Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Alabama State University.

    More >>

    This is a guest editorial from Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart, Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Alabama State University.

    More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: Election time is time to change

    Editorial: Election time is time to change

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 1:15 PM EST2018-01-09 18:15:00 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    This year is a big year for elections in the state of Alabama. There will be races for The Alabama Supreme Court justices, Chief justice, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Agriculture commissioner, State Treasurer, State Senate, State House, Secretary of State, Public Service Commissioner, District Judge and the US House of Representatives just for starters. The Democrats feel like they made some inroads in this traditionally Blue State with Doug Jones winning the...More >>
    This year is a big year for elections in the state of Alabama. There will be races for The Alabama Supreme Court justices, Chief justice, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Agriculture commissioner, State Treasurer, State Senate, State House, Secretary of State, Public Service Commissioner, District Judge and the US House of Representatives just for starters. The Democrats feel like they made some inroads in this traditionally Blue State with Doug Jones winning the...More >>
Powered by Frankly