This whole issue will pass over, with the left(25-30%) clamoring for justice for Michael Brown and the rest of America understanding that the cop was probably justified in shooting...although tragic as it was. Obama will make some really nice, teleprompter enable speech. The media will congratulate themselves on how well they did by "being on the front lines", and America will get on with the daily grind of getting the kids back to school and watching football. This will become a blip on the radar.
What nobody will really dig into is why Michael Brown was out robbing a store, or strongarming a business owner in the first place. The left will blame racism, but most Americans aren't buying it anymore. We are 2 generations beyond the Civil Rights Act, and the state of young, black males is nearly worse off than it was back then. Unemployment for young, black males is over 20%. Meanwhile, illegals are sneaking into the country just so they can go work construction jobs, getting paid $ 10/hr, raise their kids & hope that they can get an education. I don't support illegals, but I do understand their plight.
It is nearly impossible for the news media to truly dig into this issue, because they lean so far left (outside of Fox) and the African American Dem vote is as secure as the Teachers Union. As a result, they agitate on the issue like we are living in the 1960's still. We aren't. My teenage kids live in a world that is so much more diverse than what I grew up in. They see Indian, Asian and Latino families who put 9-10 people under one roof, they focus very strongly on education and everyone under the roof contributes to the well being of the children, so that they can pursue their dreams. The younger generation does not see race as an issue, because they see people of all races being successful on a daily basis. The sympathy that the media thinks they are generating isn't there anymore. People get it. Education and hard-work will provide you with a better opportunity at life. My kids can't empathize with Michael Brown because their first thought was, "why was he robbing a store"? The nuance that the left must work through to explain "why" Michael Brown was robbing a store just won't work. In fact, I tried it. They don't buy it. Does it mean he deserved to be shot? Of course not, but it is the question that noone in the media will dare ask.
The way I see, there are 2 takeaways from the Ferguson shooting:
1. We have over-militarized local police forces, and we need to equip the police with safer, and more effective means to combat aggression.
2. There is a clear lack of leadership in talking about the plight of young, african-american males. As a result, that vacuum gets filled by those who can only agitate, not lead.