Radical Justice In Ferguson

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.

4 Responses

  1. Richard Worden Wilson says:

    We are all made in the image of our creator (all humans without exception). So why are you calling for the stoning of Darren Wilson (no direct or close relation)? Why should we think that pre-judging a police officer sworn to do justice (sorry, but do you actually have all the evidence now?) in a racially charged and possibly motivated tragedy is an effective means toward a solution to racist discrepancies that will unfortunately continue? How is a prejudiced pronouncement of the charge of murder going to bring justice when the mode of bringing that charge is unjust? How does your judgement of the officer reflect the love of Christ? Is it because you see yourself as part of the evil “powers” of this world system (as your last paragraphs suggest)? if you claim redemption in Christ you should be free of those powers. i don’t know for sure that I’m free of their grasp, but if I judged you as guilty of a heinous crime without godlike knowledge I might be inclined to think I were under their spell.
    The Emerging-Christian: RWW

    • I am not calling for the stoning of Darren Wilson. That was an easy question.

      • Richard Worden Wilson says:

        Judging him as having committed murder is equivalent to calling for his stoning.

        • Huh? I know I’m not an expert in the American justice system, but I didn’t know that murder carried a death by stoning punishment. I oppose the death penalty anywhere, whether it is a police officer executing a teen without a trial on the streets or even when somebody is found guilty of murder (most likely 2nd degree or voluntary manslaughter in this case). I have no interest whatsoever in having him killed.

          Plus I’m not even calling for a guilty verdict, at least at this point. I’m just calling for an arrest, the same as would have happened within hours if the races were reversed.