Some people claim that Ferguson is a racial issue, and in some way, it is; just not in the way that most would view it as.
I personally believe that the officer that shot Mr. Brown should not have been arrested(though I believe that it should have been investigated) because of the forensic evidence. Here is a video explaining some of it www.cnn.com/2014/11/25/justice… This part of Ferguson I believe NOT to be a race issue.
Death is never a good thing, and the officer could have shot Michael brown in a way that would incopasitate him instead of killing him, but this seems to be more of a case of self defense.How things have been handled, however, I believe to be a race issue.
The people in Ferguson, because of their reactions and anger, leads me to believe that they did probably have problems with the police force and police identifying the wrong people as suspects. That may have been what set everything off, and Mr. Brown's shooting set things off. People from outside of town are using the protests as excuses for illegal activities such as looting and destroying property. The fact that it took this long to get it to trial (though I know in some periods of time it would have NEVER gone to court I still think it could have been handled in a more time friendly manner) was an issue.Long story short:
I believe that though there were many things wrong with Ferguson, the officer should not have been charged in that instance though they were right to investigate it. But because of the reaction of the community, it leads me to believe that there are underlying issues with police officers arresting or charging people with crimes they did not commit along with officers using excessive force. This is a very real issue that needs to be addressed. Even though the forensic evidence supports the officer's side of the story, they need to look into what problems were the kindling to the fire of the protests. Michael Brown's death was the spark that lit the protests, but if there were no other problems with the police force in that area, there would be no protests.