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Response to hopemountain (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 10:47 AM

26. What a frightening story, hopemountain. This should NEVER happen in a country that

claims to be a democracy, but of course we know it does. I am afraid that this latest display in Ferguson of oppression and as many of the residents said, occupation of their community, is no longer in the news, it will fade like all the others, into obscurity again.

It is a chance to bring about change, if as you say, people refuse to be distracted this time. But already the media is moving on, as they so often do and with them, those who seem to be engaged only when the media is covering a story.

If what has happened over the past few weeks in Ferguson does one thing, helps motivate the people there to take the power into their own hands, by registering to vote, they CAN change their community at least and maybe serve as an example to other communities caught in the same cycle of oppression.

The Town Hall Meeting last night gave me hope that this won't end when the media leaves.

I am sorry for what happened to you and your family, 'for a fender bender'.

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