Meanwhile, just outside of ferguson…


I have followed a blog called ‘don of all trades’ for two years or so. The writer is a policeman living and working near Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was recently shot to death by the local police who have come in for lots of criticism especially from the local black community. He is decent guy and his post of last week went viral in blogging circles. Nice piece. MB

don of all trades

I followed a trail of blood up the concrete steps as Deja vu overtook my thoughts.

I’d been here before, just a few short months ago, doing the same exact thing, following a trail of blood to an open front door.

As was the case then, on this night there had been another call for shots fired heard coming from the street.

A trail of blood, an open door and no body to be found.

Just like last time, the person was taken to the hospital by a friend, so we wait to hear from the hospital when they make their mandatory call about somebody coming into the emergency room with bullets in their body.

As I was checking the house for another injured or dead person, I couldn’t help but notice that the house was exactly as it had been before.

There was no furniture in the living room…

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