Professor Cornel West appeared on CNN International to give his take on Ferguson, and said right at the outset, “Ferguson signifies the end of the age of Obama. It’s a very sad end. We began with tremendous hope and we end with great despair.”
Despite the huge drop in crime and violence in black neighborhoods in the last 2 decades due to better policing and stiffer penalties, he then he went on to blame the "Jim Crow" justice system--a system designed and carried out by the Democrat party.
Firearm-related homicides declined 39%, from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011 according to the Department of Justice. About 50% of those not killed were young, black males. There were over 1.5 million firearm non-fatalities in 1993 compared to about 478,000 in 2011.
When it couldn't destroy black progress, the party invented the War on Poverty—now trillions spent and 126 transfer programs.
Really, very few people were looting and burning--and they were organized by and sent in by outsiders with a political agenda.