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Ferguson needs forgiveness, not burning

The grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., handed down its decision and police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting of Michael Brown which caused much rioting and burning of Ferguson.

All I can say is that some in Ferguson felt violence made it right because they opposed the decision. That is not the way to go and is not the American way.

There are other ways through an open discussion concerning race relations and through the courts. Burning one’s own town to the ground and looting does not get it done.

As Bruce Springsteen in his song “Jungle Land” states, “Outside the street’s on fire in a real death waltz, between what’s flesh and what’s fantasy.”

It doesn’t have to be like that, so why can’t we get along? It’s time for the town of Ferguson to rebuild with understanding, discussion, hope, prayer, and forgiveness.

Remember this, too: Evil thrives when good people do nothing.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Glen Oaks Village

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