On Assignments and Passion: It's awesome that some are even seeking alignment! It's crucial in these days. I pray my answer is helpful.
On Ferguson: People love to protest for two minutes, but we all know that's not what brings sustainable change. Change has to start with each individual, but somehow that truth hasn't surfaced over the last few days. We can't ask others to do for us what we won't do for ourselves. As of right now, we're reactors instead of pioneers for ourselves.
If it's known the police are armed and looking for a fight, why present yourself as an intentional target? I personally believe it's unwise to risk any more lives in a protest when our community has no plan for moving forward. The rest of my opinion is in the vid.
I welcome gracious dialogue, but if you can't travel that route, don't even stop; just keep it movin'.