Seeking justice for someone and protecting others’ liberty, life and property should not be mutually exclusive. Looting, burning, and threatening to kill people are not the legitimate or the right way to pursue justice in a democracy that embraces the Rule of Law. In fact, it is criminal. It is disheartening to hear some in the American society who defend and even endorse such cruel and criminal behaviors in the name of “seeking justice.” These behaviors go against the very thing those thugs claim to pursue, “justice.”
Today, as Baltimore’s state attorney Marilyn Mosby (an African-American herself) announced the Gray’s case as homicide and the 6 officers invovled charged, she also eloquently denounced those so-called “protesters” as “those who seek to destroy the city.”
Do not let your pursuit of justice become injustice to others.