In all the years that I have blogged I have never shied away from the difficult posts. There have been times when I haven't blogged about my personal issues or situations because I choose to keep some of my private life, private, but I always find this to be a place where I can say my piece and then people read it and then know that they are more than welcome to disagree with me or try to show me a differing opinion as long as they don't lower themselves to using bad words.
The one thing that I haven't talked about on Big Fashionista is the situation in Ferguson. Whether it is because I am British, white, or because I am just so far away from understanding what the hell has happened in Ferguson, it is not something that I have chosen to write about before now
Even now, as Ferguson burns and the parents of Michael Brown feel as if they have lost their son all over again due to the Grand Jury deciding not to indict Darrwn Wilson, I am at a loss to explain why this has all happened.
My genuine opinion here is that no-one should be shot dead by the police. Here in the UK we manage not to shoot people often, as a rule our police force do not even carry guns. We do ok.
I truly do not understand why, in the USA after SO many people, children and innocents have lost their lives over the years in accidental shootings, school shootings and murders, many people in the USA want to hold on to the very thing that kills their children. Perhaps because I have not been brought up with guns being part of my everyday life but I cannot, just CANNOT, understand why people want to own guns. Guns are to kill things, and for me, that is unacceptable. When you own a gun, using it is an option, a choice. I don't think I would want that choice.
What concerns me the most in ALL of this situation is hearing people saying that Michael Brown deserved it, he was a thief, a troublemaker, he stole. Therefore he got what he deserved.
What he DESERVED was the same consideration that was given to Darren Wilson. A trial. A jury of HIS peers deciding whether he committed a criminal act and should be punished for it in a COURT OF LAW.
That would have been justice in my opinion.
Not trial by media. After his death.
But instead, another American family have lost their child, and I find it heartbreaking in this day and age that happens to anyone.
Justice served no one I feel.
What do you think?
Let me know.
As always, feel free to disagree with me. Just lets not use bad words.
Big Fashionista x x