Ferguson - A Missed Teaching Opportunity

The shooting death of Micheal Brown, and its aftermath can give some insight on the reflexive assumptions by parties on both sides of this tragedy. The irony is that many who take extreme positions on either side of this event don't realize they have significant common ground, but seem to consciously ignore it.

Many conservatives find it troubling that Blacks in Ferguson almost reflexively concluded that Micheal Brown was murdered in cold blood by an over zealous police officer who had little regard for the life of a young black man.

Many conservatives found it troubling that Ferguson residents were openly critical of the heavy handed military style tactics of the police in dealing with protests.