Not blogging because everything I can think of to blog about feels inappropriate in the context of the Ferguson decision. I will check in tomorrow and Friday, but most likely regular blogging won't resume until next week.
Ferguson response protests are taking place today in Exeter, N.H. at 5 p.m. (DETAILS) and in Boston, Mass. at 7 p.m. (DETAILS). For folks everywhere else in the country, those two links both lead to a blog that's got full of listings for events nationwide. The National Bar Association is calling for federal charges against Darren Wilson. Wilson can still be charged for this murder on a federal level.
I have other thoughts, but they're personal -- like, they're about me, a white person living in New Hampshire, and about the way Wilson's non-indictment relates to my life, specifically -- which I think would be extremely inappropriate right now.
I haven't really got much to say tonight. I'm furious. I am obviously, by an unimaginably large margin, not the most furious, nor the most justified in being furious. Darren Wilson murdered Mike Brown, and was put on paid leave, and the police and national guard violently suppressed peaceful protests against the Ferguson PD's complete failure to take any steps against Wilson for his criminal behavior. After over three months, a grand jury agreed that Wilson had done nothing wrong -- to such an absolute level of certainty that they wouldn't even proceed with a trial.
I really hope I don't have to talk to anybody at work for the next few days because vitriolic anti-cop rants are going to make up like 70 percent of my conversations for a while.
Fuck the police, fuck the national guard, fuck Missouri governor Jay Nixon, fuck Darren Wilson, and fuck the USA.