Bassem Masri responds to Jeff Roorda's actions and outbursts at last night's community meeting. The executive director of the St. Louis Police Association was out of control.
Organizer Jay-Marie Hill tells me that participants consider them more as examples of direct action than true “protests” per se. “We don’t really call it a protest,” she tells me, “because it’s not quite a protest. A direct action is an event that rallies energy around a certain topic to help people understand the deeper meaning underneath it or around some events that have taken place. The point of #BlackBrunch isn’t to annoy people. It’s because people are enraged, and have strong feelings, and they want people to know about that.”
He's becoming a leading voice and symbol of the issues that Ferguson raised and America can't afford to let go. He's proving just how much music matters to the biggest social challenges facing our country.
"I would personally consider myself a sellout if I didn't contribute something greater to the situation."