Project 21’s Kevin Martin on the Violence in Ferguson, Missouri

“There is no justification” for the nightly rioting erupting in Ferguson, Missouri after a police shooting there killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, said Kevin Martin, a member of the Project 21 black leadership network.  On the 8/13/14 edition of “The Rick Amato Show” on the One America News Network, Kevin condemned the violence and praised the “courageous” calls for calm amidst the chaos by Brown’s parents.

Asked about the leftist narrative that American society creates a condition where blacks do not feel they can trust the police, Kevin responded that there are many people reserving judgment because of a lack of information about what happened, but that this cannot justify the actions of “career criminals” who have descended upon Ferguson to cause trouble and commit crimes of opportunity.

Kevin’s interview was cut short by technical problems in the One America studios, so he subsequently provided this additional comment about Brown case and the violence in Ferguson:

I mourn for Michael Brown just as any other parent would when a child is killed under these questionable circumstances and with conflicting accounts.

But I would be remiss if I did not condemn the actions of the looters who have descending upon Ferguson — not seeking justice for Michael Brown or to mourn him, but to spread lawless chaos with selfish intent.  It puts the whole community at risk.

Simply put, how does stealing wheel rims from a local business or looting and burning a QuikTrip market honor the memory of Michael Brown?  I join with the Brown family and others in condemning the lawless violence that has engulfed a community that is already on edge.

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