One man’s “memorial” is another’s “pile of trash”

A motorist has run over a memorial erected to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The memorial consisted of odds-and-ends placed in the middle of the street. Brown’s supporters have reassembled it.

His supporters claim that the motorist ran over the memorial intentionally. How they know the driver’s intentions is unclear. In any event, it was probably inevitable that items situated in the middle of a street would eventually be run over, especially at night when this “incident” occurred.

In response to inquiries about the matter from the Washington Post, Timothy Zoll, the Ferguson Police Department’s public relations officer, stated:

I don’t know that a crime has occurred, but a pile of trash in the middle of the street? The Washington Post is making a call over this?

That’s one way of looking at it. The way I look at it, Michael Brown doesn’t deserve an inviolate memorial in the middle of a street.