20 Nov 2014 Ferguson Mayhem Presents Dilemma for Parents Teaching Kids Right and Wrong
With a grand jury decision on the fate of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson believed to be just days away, and the implications that there will be violence if Wilson is not indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Project 21 co-chairman Cherylyn Harley LeBon said the situation sets a bad example of children.
Appearing as part of the “Grassroots Citizens Panel” of “The Rick Amato Show” on the One America News Network on 11/19/14, Cherylyn — the mother of two young children — pointed out the actions of protestors in Ferguson thus far and the potential for renewed violence there creates a problem for parents trying to teach questioning children about right and wrong. In talking about the threats to violence if charges are not filed, she asked, “What is the message that the community is sending to young people?”
Commenting on a threat made by some protestors to allegedly disrupt the area’s electrical grid, Cherylyn said such violence constitutes an act of terrorism and that committing such blatantly illegal acts is no way to advance justice for Brown or should be representive of those in the community legitimately grieving his death.
Responding to the other news that gun sales in the St. Louis area have risen sharply as the grand jury’s announcement near, Cherylyn said that residents “absolutely have to arm themselves” as potential mayhem may overwhelm the ability of law enforcement to protect everyone in the area who may be at risk.