When incidents that touch off unrest and violence erupt we rely on our leaders to call for peace and to be voice of reason and calm.
Apparently one Missouri state senator missed that memo.
Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat representative of Ferguson,appeared on MSNBC in the wake of the grand jury decision that exonerated white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown.
Nadal blamed everyone for the death of Mike Brown from Officer Wilson to the prosecutor to her own Democrat Party. Everyone, that is, except Mike Brown himself.
“Tonight, when you listen to what Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said … people are angered, because they feel as though his words are empty,” she said.
“Because of the systematic racism that we have in our state government, and our state party, and we do not bring the truth to bear, then we will not recover from what we are going on, what we are experiencing right now.”
The senator then went on to essentially glorify the idea of a race war.
“This is St. Louis’s race war,” she said. “We didn’t have a race war like other cities throughout the country. This is our race war.”
With leadership like that it’s no wonder why Ferguson is in the fine shape it’s in today.
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