I hope no one gets hurt today. I hope the chaos ends, and the police go home.

I want the name of the shooter of Mike Brown released. It is a matter of public record, and a matter of public safety. Any person who shot and killed another would be exposed in the media quickly; cops are citizens who must abide by laws and it's time we held them to it.

I want the Ferguson and surrounding police forces stopped. (Apparently, as I write this, this is happening now, with a statement from the governor - I don't usually care for Huffpo but here it is). I want the feds to go in there and give them a big, FUCK YOU and take away their weapons. I want them detained, arrested and prosecuted, fired, and replaced.

I want to be able to stop getting all my news from Twitter which is, while an awesome tool, unreliable on a large scale. I want the professional journalists in, and I want the damn police to stop blocking the media. I want them to pay for their harassment of the media as a way of silencing the protests and hiding the things they are doing.

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I want the mainstream news to start reporting this as the people in Ferguson are experiencing it; not just as general "chaos" and a protest that got "out of hand" (it's NBC and CNN, respectively - I'm not giving them the pageclicks).

I want national action to arm every police officer with a mandatory CAMERA. New Orleans officers have to wear one strapped to their bodies, because it was decided that corruption needed to be dealt with. I want this law everywhere. As people have liked to say to "suspicious" civilians, "If you did nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about."

I want national action to take military-grade weapons out of the hands of local police everywhere. When the police are the military, the streets are the battlefield, and the citizens are the enemy. Furthermore, I want reliable training for crowd control for cops. The war veterans posted to this Storify have some ideas.

I want the constitutional rights of the people of Ferguson restored. I want those who violated them brought to justice. I want the President to look Americans in the eye and tell them exactly what rights were violated.

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This is the product of systemic racism and abuse of brown people by the police; this macho display of power and willingness to keep it secret is should shake everyone to the core - of any race.