To be sure, I condemn the violence going on in Ferguson, Missouri. I also condemn the obvious racism practiced by the police force there. However, in recent days I have learned that although the town of Ferguson is more than 70% African-American that the Mayor is white as are 5 of the 6 council members. Upon investigation I also found that in the last municipal election only 12% of eligible voters cast ballots. Seems to me that if local black leaders wanted to effectuate change in the police and the overall political situation in Ferguson they should go to the polls and vote rather than waiting for another black youth to be killed by the cops and then taking to the streets. Yes the opportunity exists to change things in Ferguson and the answer is obvious – VOTE. If you don’t I for one have substantial less sympathy for your outrage.