Long Restless Fearful Night
Many eyes were glued to their TV sets last night, including mine. I watched as protesters set about destroying a city, setting fires, looting building, shooting guns. I am just across the river from St. Louis and many of us travel there to shop, eat or see shows. It was not that long ago that I shopped near Ferguson.
I don’t know anyone that actually lives there, but I do know people who work in or near the town that was being destroyed before our eyes. My own son delivers to many of the businesses in or near there. I worry for his safety. Luckily the business had the foresight to call the company and cancel deliveries for today, but what about all the other days?
This unrest is not going to go away today, tomorrow or even next week. People shouldn’t have to live in fear just to do their job. Their loved ones shouldn’t have to worry about them when they leave home to go do their job.
It is Thanksgiving in just two days. What do the people of Ferguson have to be thankful for? That they survived one more night without getting their home or business destroyed? Or that they didn’t get shot? That is so sad.
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