I’m done with tumblr for a long time.
There’s no point.
I’ve heard from a few people that a lot of the looters last night were from East St. Louis. I am not surprised. That’s where the bakery used to be before it was forced to close because it kept getting robbed so many times. ESTL is even closer to me than Ferguson. My city and ESTL are both in Illinois (I can see the Arch from my parent’s backyard if you want to know how close we are to ST. Louis and why I claim it as my city whenever I go traveling or talking general geography).
THe people who live here, in this area, we have strong connections to our city and that this has been going on for over a week, with no end in sight… it breaks our hearts. Both my sister-in-law and I are sick about it. It doesn’t help seeing fake pictures and unverified stories being touted as fact and in Ferguson.
My twitter timeline is insane. I follow a lot of local friends and people involved in journalism. I just can’t handle this anymore, at least for tonight.