by William Teach | November 25, 2014 7:33 am
This, of course, has made liberals and the media (but, I repeat myself) very upset, so they’re attempting to spin this away
Ferguson police officer won’t be charged in fatal shooting
A grand jury on Monday declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, resolving a secretive, months-long legal saga and reigniting powerful frustrations about America’s policing of African Americans.
Said unarmed black teenager would be alive if
In case the Washington Post missed it, Grand Juries are supposed to be secretive.
The decision means that Wilson, 28, will face no state charges for the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. It also set off a show of fury on streets near where Brown was shot, a reflection of emotions that register in this riven city as either out of control or justifiable.
At least two police cars and a half-dozen buildings were set aflame. Not far from Christmas lights in downtown Ferguson that read “Seasons Greetings,” police fired tear-gas canisters to contain the crowds. People looted liquor and convenience stores, a response that ran counter to the peace that Missouri authorities, President Obama and Brown’s family had requested.
As St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch announced the decision, National Guard troops fanned out across the city. There was calm and silence in the streets of Ferguson for a half-beat after the announcement, but anger erupted shortly thereafter, and just after midnight county police reported hearing automatic-weapon fire. Protestors also blocked Interstate 44, causing a miles-long back-up of traffic.
In a sign of the way that the events from Ferguson have both compelled and startled a nation, protesters also gathered in front of the White House as well as in major cities from coast to coast, with sporadic reports of police cars being attacked.
Remember when these Democrat voters said all they wanted was a Grand Jury? Of course, now the race-baiting violence enablers are decrying the decision of the Grand Jury, saying that things were done wrong, and this should have gone to a trial. Here’s the ACLU of Missouri, which decided that due process only applies to certain people
“The grand jury’s decision does not negate the fact that Michael Brown’s tragic death is part of an alarming national trend of officers using excessive force against people of color, often during routine encounters. Yet in most cases, the officers and police departments are not held accountable,” said Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri. “While many officers carry out their jobs with respect for the communities they serve, we must confront the profound disconnect and disrespect that many communities of color experience with their local law enforcement.
It might be more productive if the ACLU stopped blaming the police for the criminality with certain “people of color” communities. Black on Black criminality is rampant in communities like Ferguson. As we can see from the post-decision violence and criminality.
“The ACLU will continue to fight for racial justice. We must end the prevailing policing paradigm where police departments are more like occupying forces, imposing their will to control communities. This ‘us’ versus ‘them’ policing antagonizes communities by casting a blanket of suspicion over entire neighborhoods, often under the guise of preventing crime.
“To build trust, we need a democratic system of policing where our communities have an equal say in the way their neighborhoods are policed. Collaboration, transparency and communication between police and communities around the shared goals of equality, fairness and public safety is the path forward.”
So, the ACLU wants to what? Disarm the police? Give the criminals and criminal enablers a say in how law enforcement polices the communities full of criminals?
The prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, even called out the media and social media for their factless media narrative during his statement, and, as Ben Shapiro points out
But never mind: the media had somehow turned the true story of Michael Brown – the story of a 6’5”, 289-lb. 18-year-old strong-arm-robbing a convenience store, confronting a police officer and attempting to take his gun, running away, turning back to charge that officer, and being shot multiple times – into the story of Emmett Till. Never mind that there was not a single shred of evidence suggesting that Wilson targeted Brown based on race; never mind that Brown matched the description of the robbery suspect because he was the robbery suspect; never mind that Brown attacked an officer twice. No, this was a pre-ordained narrative for the media: white racist police officer strikes down young black unarmed man. The result of that overwrought and outright false media-generated controversy: extended riots in Ferguson.
Instead of yammering on about heavy handed police, perhaps these communities and the media should look at the criminality within communities like Ferguson, and the spread and love of thug culture within those “community of colors”. Anyhow, that won’t happen. Instead, media enablers are crying and looking for spin. As the opinion pieces and editorials pop out whining in all sorts of manners, Rashad Robinson leads the way at the NY Daily News, who links this to the Rodney King decision (which, IMO, was an actual miscarriage of justice, unlike the Ferguson one)
DARREN WILSON NOT INDICTED: Justice system has failed us once again
Today, I sit with a similar feeling of frustration. Despite a groundswell of outrage and months of protests from multitudes of black folks and their allies, Officer Darren Wilson will not be punished for the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
What Mr. Robinson is proposing is justice by mob rule, and damn the evidence. They want their pound of flesh.
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