Yesterday, ended up talking with my brother- in-law about Michael Brown, Darren Wilson and #Ferguson. He's a Banker and financier. His company buys and sells loans.
It is all about law and order for him. The cop is to be believed where eye witnesses contradict the cops account they are discounted. To him that isn't racist but then uses Rudy Giuliani "Black on Black" violence as a means to discount peaceful protest. When I point out repeatedly that I know and have participated in demonstrations that are in direct refutation of Giuliani' s objection to protesting police killing of African Americans . He looks at me and says "ya, so..." pretty much that was the end of the conversation. Oh he did admit that the killing of the 12 year old with a toy gun was a sign of a problem but wouldn't connect it to the anger in and around the shooting of Mike Brown by Darren Wilson. I wasn't surprised as he is Republican (he's also Jewish so not too long ago he couldn't have gotten into some of the clubs and circles he moves in) but still kind of floured by the conversation.