If all the cops left Ferguson, Mo., there would be no one left for the residents to yell at. There would be no one left for them to taunt and no targets for their anger, shouting, thrown rocks, and molotov cocktails. There would be no one threatening them or making them feel threatened, no one pointing guns at them, no one treating them like criminals, no one pushing and ordering them around, no one launching smoke grenades or tear gas at them in their own yards. Get military-clad, military-armed “soldiers” out of their town. It’s Ferguson, Mo., USA, not Iraq.
And if all the reporters left too (fat chance), there would be no audience, no one watching, no one to show off for, no one to demonstrate for. No reason for out-of-town troublemakers to show up, no photo ops for out-of-town politicians and “community leaders.”
Put all the cops on the edge of town, checking IDs and keeping non-residents out, since reportedly it’s non-residents doing a lot of the looting, burning, and agitating.
Get all the cops out of Ferguson. Stop exacerbating the problem. They’ll call 9-1-1 if they need you.
Yeah, yeah, I know. It was just a thought.