Wednesday, December 3, 2014

November 30, 2014 - Jefferson City Walked Together in the Journey to Justice

November 30, 2014

The Jefferson City community came together - mostly.

We walked in solidarity with the cry against injustice raised in Ferguson MO that not only resulted in the death of Mike Brown but also the refusal to even bring his killer to trial.

We marched to the Governor's mansion.  Where the 100 or so citizens prayed for peace, justice and equality.  We sang some religious songs and chanted for justice.

It was awesome to be among people that value life and liberty - and were willing on that cold day to do something coragous.

I felt bad for the Troopers standing there guarding an empty house because as a peace officer in Missouri you take an oath to defend the Constitution.  But that day, about 11 of them were protecting the governor's mansion from a group made of primarily women, children, seniors and the clergy.  The Troopers were very professional and looked really cold.  I wanted to tell them next time - just walk with us - it is better for everybody when we are together, but we were separated by a fence.

Nimrod Chapel, Jr.

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