*DISCLAIMER* This is a highly political thread. Contained in this thread are mine (and hopefully others') OPINIONS. This is not an attack on anyone's views. This thread is not meant to offend others, but it is a discussion about views surrounding the recent events in Ferguson, Mo. If I have any information wrong, I will correct it. Just post a comment below about it and I will be sure to edit it. I will attempt to remain as politically correct as possible, but again, please feel free to correct me about this.Background Information:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Michael_BrownDarren Wilson was not charged.With the anniversary of Michael Brown's death past, you may have heard of Ferguson starting to pop back up in the news. The night of the anniversary, the protests grew violent once again. There have been many arrests, and the county of St. Louis has declared a state of emergency, like last year.Now is the part about my opinions and views on the matter, refer to the disclaimer at top.I can see what the protesters are protesting about, there is still racism in this world, but we must face it: No matter how much people change, I believe that there will still be some people who will remain the same and not get along with other people of different heritage then themselves. Since it is America, they have their freedom to speech. The people who do not get along with others are acting within their constitutional rights, and there will always be people in life that will not be easy to get along with. As long as those people still exist, there will still be racism in the world.Around the same time as Michael Brown was killed, there was a white woman who was killed by a white police officer, but that case did not raise as much attention as Ferguson. These events are terrible for the families of the victims.Not all police officers are racist. There are many police officers, and they risk their LIVES everyday when they go to work. They are brave, and I respect them for being courageous enough to do that job. In my opinion, they are some of the bravest men and women out there, along with all Emergency service members, and Soldiers. They put their lives on the line, putting themselves in front of a bullet to protect their nation, and the communities of the U.S.So now about the protests. It may be a little shaky from here down, depending on your views of the situation.I do not see the reasoning behind turning the protests violent. There is no point to attacking the police, and the men and women keeping watch. If they see you doing something stupid in times like these, you will be arrested. Hands down. No questions asked. They are protecting the community from these people who are wrecking havoc on the streets for media attention.The protests have a point, but the second someone attacks a cop, or anyone else, the protests turn pointless. They lose their purpose, because you must be peaceful for change to come. They become violent, and that makes the protesters no better than the cops that they believe are terrible people for killing and injuring others. THAT PLACES THE VIOLENT PROTESTERS ON THE SAME LEVEL AS THE COPS THEY ARE PROTESTING AGAINST. (I will reserve a post underneath this one for updates on the situation)There are many people who get along fine with people of other ethnicities then themselves. Not everyone is out to get a certain race. There are a select few who ruin things for the rest of the population.I know that there will be people who disagree with my opinions, and I hope that you will not see me differently for having placed them out there. Thank you for reading my views on this topic which is very important for shaping America at this time in history.My intention is for this to start a discussion in the community, but due to views, some may reserve the choice to discuss this topic.