What to do in Community Unrest
Great leadership is proactive, not destructive. Violence, theft, looting, is not appropriate in response to the outcomes of trials, elections, or sporting events within free and open societies. The rule of law is essential to keeping our communities strong and healthy. The criminal activity following the decision of a grand jury to not indict a police officer after the fatal shooting of an 18 year old male does not help the case of those that disagree with the outcome, nor honor the lives of the officer and the 18 year old. All involved must now face the consequences of injuries, lost property, lost businesses, and diminished property values, while the direct families involved must grieve.
We take away a few lessons from this case. 1. Immediately report and call for police security if you live in a town or work in a city where tensions are instigated to the point of violence. 2. Before joining in such criminal activity think about your purpose, what are you protesting? Why are you thinking about committing criminal acts? 3. Are you being manipulated or used in a political and/or social manner by community organizers that do not value your life? Rather they seek to instigate unrest for their own political goals and gains. 4. Most importantly seek personal health and wellness in your own mind, body, and soul. Create the best family for yourself and be a model citizen for your children and others.
If you recognize any of these looters, please call the Ferguson, Missouri police at 314-522-3100.
If any of these are your coworkers, children, grandchildren, or "friends", contact the police at 314-522-3100. Please share this information on your social networking sites. It's the right thing to do.
"Chaos in Ferguson: Looting, arson, gunshots"
For the complete story go to HLN.
Credits: HLN, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Ferguson_unrest