First, let me state that this has absolutely zero to do with respecting them. The Ferguson police force has proven themselves to be corrupt, malicious, racist, and they are downright terrorizing citizens during peaceful protests.
That being said, there’s something I’ve seen going around that provides a link to the people who will basically send others dog crap, and it’s attached to the address of the Ferguson police. And while on one hand I’d say they deserve to have crap sent to them, I also think that would do more harm than good. Not harm to them, but harm to the people and community they’re already terrorizing. I feel like these people are barely even looking for excuses anymore to try and hurt the people in the black community. They’re just doing it and then worrying about justifying it later, or if there are reporters around (or just arresting the reporters), so they don’t have to try and justify it.
Sending them things like dog crap is only going to give stoke the fire and I have a bad feeling they’ll try to use that as further ‘justification’ for anything they do. They’ll spin it as they were sent threats, or someone threw something at them, or any other lie they can come up with. And while we can send them things from the safety of our home that we think shows them what we think of them, doing something like that is only going to cause more harm to the people that don’t even have the safety of their homes to rely on because of these people.
So call them. Email them if you can find their email. Write them. Fax them. Tell the Ferguson police force that the world is watching and we’re not going to let them get away with what they’re doing to those in the black community. We are not going to let them continue to hurt people and stand silently by.
But please be careful what you say to these the Ferguson police force. Because it could actually hurt the people you’re trying to help and add more fuel to the fire that’s already, literally, burning them.