By now, most people have seen the list of demands of the local, state, and county government by protesters in reference to the ongoing crisis in Ferguson. For those that have not, see below: Since, the release of the list of demands, according to St. Louis City Mayor, Francis Slay, and St. Louis County Executive, Charlie Dooley, police have agreed to a number of the demands. Why these two are discussing supposed compromises by police leadership and not the Unified Command is puzzling to say the least.
Still, I could go into a point-by-point in depth discussion of the absurdity of many of the demands such as the ban on “limiting cell or internet access,” which for the record is not within the ability of the police responding to Ferguson. However, I think I have a better compromise than any direct response to the list above. It seems to me what we need is a series of documents, agreed upon by democratic process, that govern acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Oh wait: