CaptainPanic Posted August 19, 2014 Share Posted August 19, 2014 I am not an American, and I struggle to fully understand the cause of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri (link to theguardian.com). Obviously, the shooting of an unarmed black man living in Ferguson was for many people in at town the final straw. But there is surely a deeper problem than that. Is it that black people feel discriminated? Is it that the police are scared shitless patrolling the poor areas, and shoot much too quickly because of that? Is it because there is no good communication between law enforcement and local inhabitants (no understanding)? Can one even point out a single problem that is the major issue? I'd like to hear some input about this, because I just don't understand the actual issues. However, while I don't understand the problem, I think the solution is the same as in every conflict: Get both parties to talk to each other. The government should take every initiative in that dialogue, while enabling the locals (who are far less organized than the government) to explain their griefs. It seems however that the government takes quite a different approach, demanding the peace returns first and trying to achieve that with a massive show of force. Escalation is a real threat here. I'm curious how others explain the problem, and what solutions you suggest. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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