Reader: Ferguson Rallies Are an Excuse to Skip Class, Miss Work, Terrorize People

A screen capture from a Boulder Daily Camera video documenting the #StandUpWalkOut rally at CU Boulder.
A screen capture from a Boulder Daily Camera video documenting the #StandUpWalkOut rally at CU Boulder.

Our coverage of the #HandsUpWalkOut rallies at CU Boulder and CSU, one of many demonstrations nationwide prompted by a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown earlier this year, spurred a gusher of impassioned commentary by readers on all sides of the issue. Here's an example from someone who questions the need for the protests.

See also: Photos: #HandsUpWalkOut Rallies at CU Boulder, CSU for Ferguson, Michael Brown

Kristi Adducci writes:

I don't understand the protest -- Wilson was cleared by a jury of his peers that included 3 black people. It's all an excuse to cause a scene...skip class, miss work, terrorize people......

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.


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