Let me be entirely honest about something, I just heard of stoptheparade, and no matter what you feel about Ferguson, no matter what you feel about Thanksgiving, no matter how much exposure this could get, there’s one EXTREMELY important thing that I so far haven’t seen anyone mention yet:
Everyone is talking about children “enjoying” the parade, but people have been admitting all over the place that the police are using tear gas and flares and rubber bullets and children in Ferguson are being caught in the crossfire, WHY would you think that they wouldn’t get caught in the crossfire here? Put all of your political opinions aside for a minute and logically ask yourself “Could stopping the parade cause the police to get violent?” if the answer is yes- and logically, it should be yes- ask yourself something else “Is there a chance the children there could get gassed/shot?” the answer again is YES, now for the question I am begging people to answer- “Is it worth hundreds of children being gassed/shot to bring awareness to this issue?” the issue is important, the awareness is important, but I am not going to support anything where a child is going to get hurt by it
The ENTIRE POINT of fighting for Micheal Brown is that a CHILD WAS KILLED BY POLICE, I have seen all over this “The Browns are spending Thanksgiving without their son” WHY are you willing to put other families through that? WHY are you going to cause more children to get hurt? Don’t tell me it’s more important to raise awareness than it is to prevent children, toddlers, BABIES, from possibly having TEAR GAS in their eyes, do not DARE tell me that
YES raise awareness
YES find a way to send the murderer to prison
YES stop racism
BUT DO NOT PUT BABIES AND TODDLERS AND CHILDREN IS A SITUATION WHERE THEY’RE GOING TO GET TEAR GASSED OR SHOT!!!!!
I CANNOT BELIEVE I HAVE TO SAY THIS
TO ANYONE AT ALL WHO CAN HEAR ME I SUPPORT FIGHTING FOR MICHEAL BROWN BUT DO NOT STOP THE PARADE, DO NOT PUT PEOPLE IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY HAVE TO TAKE THEIR BABIES TO THE HOSPITAL FOR BEING TEAR-GASSED, DO NOT PUT PEOPLE IN A POSITION WHERE A THREE-YEAR-OLD HAS BEEN SHOT BY A RUBBER BULLET, DO NOT ENDANGER THE LIVES OF CHILDREN WHO DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT VIOLENCE IS BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT YOUR REASONS ARE, EVEN IF YOU WERE FIGHTING FOR WORLD PEACE, THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR PUTTING THEM IN THAT SITUATION, DO. NOT.