10 days ago if any of us had seen the footage coming from Ferguson we'd have assumed it was from the Gaza Strip or Iraq. Militarized forces, explosions, chaos. This isn't the kind of thing that happens here in the good old U S of A.
Except it did.
Regardless of anything that happened to Michael Brown. Regardless of the circumstances of his death that set this whole thing in motion. Our police are here to protect and serve. Not beat and bloody a completely legal display of civil disobedience.
It's not racism. It's class warfare. It's the systematic elimination of the poor. Once they're done with them you damn well better believe the middle class are next.
If you think the protests are "stupid" or "pointless" that's fine. If you think the police's response is ok you're part of the fucking problem.