As I write this the decision from the Grand Jury on whether to charge Officer Wilson in the shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown. It is being widely predicted that the decision will be NOT be to charge the officer and that widespread violence and protests will follow. Will there be targeted violence against police officers? How about black on white violence due to the racial implications of the case?
The case has demanded national attention and protests have not only been in Ferguson but in communities across the country. The possibility exists that violence could occur outside the St. Louis/Ferguson area. With this said – be mindful.
If the decision comes down as I expect just be careful. Likely wherever you are things will be just fine. Doesn’t hurt to be ready though. If you have a CWP – use it. If you don’t – then make your own decision. If you hear of any protests going on locally it would probably be a good idea to stay clear. If violence does break out in your community that would probably not be the best time to get brave and go to the store to get some milk.
Don’t overreact and panic – just be smart. Just be aware.