Howard University students protested peacefully last evening in D.C.. They still believe Michael Brown had his hands up.
Ferguson is a perfect example of the type of social justice Barack Obama and his followers believe in and want to see executed. Social justice abandons the rule of law for law by emotion and a system whereby quotas not accomplishment are the determining factors in any decision.
Protesters took the street throughout the nation last evening over the Grand Jury determination. Most were peaceful. Ferguson, however, was torn apart by roving mobs.
Bands of criminals in Ferguson burned twelve buildings down, a number were arrested for unlawful use of weapons, businesses were destroyed. Ferguson will have a tough time coming back from the pit it was thrown into by these mobs who used Michael Brown’s death as an excuse to loot other peoples’ property as if it were there for the taking.
Innocent people were hurt and some won’t come back from it.
The police said most people were peaceful. It doesn’t take many to wreak havoc and destruction.
Firearms were discharged in the streets. There were 150 shots fired. They were apparently firing in the air like we see in Third World dictatorships.
Apparently the sight of a police uniform doesn’t cause looting as we have been told by the excuse makers.
The Brown killing was a bad test case to use if the president wanted to showcase the alleged abuses in the criminal justice system. The Grand Jury appeared to have been fair and painstakingly deliberative. There was no evidence Officer Wilson acted inappropriately according to the documents released and which can be read on the Internet.
There were 60 witnesses and the jury took months to make their determination.
Watch as the violence began:
To those of us paying attention, this looks like a case of blacks being made into victims with no attempt at making the criminal ones responsible for their own failings. That isn’t to say there shouldn’t be a close look at how the police operate when dealing with people of color.
There should also be a close look at why 93% of blacks are killed by other blacks. Where are the people demonstrating in retaliation for their deaths? How can they blame whites for that?
Where are the demonstrators for the black-on-white murders?
The hate that propels some people of color is also destroying them.
The blame is often placed on the police, especially if they’re white. Perhaps they deserve some of the blame. However, why is the blame never on the people who commit the crimes or on the gangs that brought them to that place?
I am very sympathetic to the Brown family for the loss of their child. However, I am also sympathetic to police officer Wilson who faced death and faces it now for doing his job. There is still a bounty on his head. Officer Wilson had to endure the possibility of going to prison for the rest of his life for doing his job.
The Brown family issued a statement in which they said, remarkably, “Their son’s killer will go unpunished.”
The facts never had anything to do with this case and they have even less to do with it now.
The Brown family lawyer responded, not to evidence, only to the decision:
President Obama injected himself into the Brown-Wilson travesty last evening immediately after the decision was rendered.
He called for non-violence as the protesters in Ferguson ignored him and looted, burned down buildings, threw rocks and bottles at reporters and police, and fired shots.
Barack Obama race-baited and gave looters an excuse. At a time when mobs were rampaging through Ferguson and other major cities in the nation, he said that there is a mistrust of the police, we don’t need more poor people in jail, and the police need to work on police practices.
We need criminal justice reform, Obama said, as if that is what was at the root of the Brown shooting.
Mr. Obama said we must follow the rule of law but he said that with obvious displeasure and based it on a case in which there was no evidence to support injustice on the part of the criminal justice system.
He begged for calm but he opened the Pandora’s box.
Obama said “there are still problems and communities of color aren’t just making this up..the law is being applied in an unjust fashion.”
If so many black people believe they are being treated unfairly, we should listen to them and see where the problems lie – with reason, not emotion. They obviously don’t trust the police or white people. Neither does Barack Obama.
The answer lies partly in education.
The irrational Democratic committeewoman heard in the next clip needs to get past her hatred:
Obama stills wants Ferguson to be a pivot point for him from which he can force big government on local police departments. He said, “We shouldn’t try to paper it over.” He wants to “seize the moment and turn it into a positive situation.”
Stunningly, as Ferguson burned, he said he wants the many positive activities focused on not just the handful of negative actions.
If he wanted that, he should have picked a better test case.
He plans to partner with the “folks” who will seek change.
Listen to Mr. Obama who is clearly unhappy with the Grand Jury decision which he tried to influence with his statements during the deliberations:
No less stunning are Al Sharpton’s lawless comments. He wanted Wilson on trial no matter what the evidence showed. He will “stay the course” as Barack Obama suggested.
Eric Holder, remarkably, said his investigation is ongoing. Perhaps he should pick a case where the victim is not on pot, hadn’t robbed a store and didn’t punch a cop, a cop for which there is no evidence of a tarnished record.
There will also be a civil suit against the officer.
The Grand Jury followed the facts and they did what they thought was right. We should applaud the witnesses who told the truth. Most, if not all, were black. Those are the rational people and they are courageous and just. They show us all what fairness and justice really are.
Some of the facts of the case are summarized next by the Smoking Gun.
An unidentified witness wrote that the 18-year-old Brown “has his arms out with attitude,” while “The cop just stood there.” The witness added, “Dang if that kid didn’t start running right at the cop like a football player. Head down.”
The witness told of hearing “3 bangs,” but “the big kid wouldn’t stop.”
Brown wouldn’t stop even after he was shot in the hand while struggling with the officer.
Wilson told the grand jury that he felt Brown’s “fingers try to get inside the trigger guard with my finger.” He added, “I distinctly remember envisioning a bullet going into my leg. I thought that was the next step.”
Testifying that he thought Brown would “kill me if he gets ahold of this gun,” Wilson said that he discharged the weapon inside the cruiser. The gunshot, he added, “kind of startled him and me at the same time.” The teenager then “looked up at me and had the most intense aggressive face,” Wilson recalled. “The only way I can describe it, it looks like a demon, that’s how angry he looked.” Brown, Wilson testified, then raised his arms and punched him in the face.
Wilson also gave grand jurors another vivid description of Brown. Recalling when he first placed his hand on the teenager’s arm–when the 6’ 4”, 292-pound Brown was alongside his patrol car–Wilson testified that, “I felt like a five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan.” The cop added, “Hulk Hogan, that’s just how big he felt and how small I felt just from grasping his arm.”
The vigilantes which include the Brown family, Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and his advisor Al Sharpton don’t care that a man is innocent until proven innocent. The facts also don’t matter.
The media has been calling the violent rioters – “demonstrators”. The police called them criminals. Any criminal can call himself a protester.
The fact is that the Grand Jury was charged with indicting Wilson and was under tremendous pressure to do so. They were given five charges to consider and they still couldn’t find a charge. That should mean something in a developed nation.
Mr. Obama never showed any support for the police but he did send three White House representatives to the Michael Brown funeral. When officers are murdered, he does not send representatives.
One in three black men are in prison. They are 21 times more likely to be killed by police. The president contends it is largely due to the structural problems in law enforcement, but how does that explain the biggest loss of life in the black community which is caused by other blacks?
It’s more likely a problem of the structure of black families, black communities run by gangs, and poverty which has not been helped at all by Democratic rule.
The Brown supporters have never once mentioned any culpability on the part of Brown or on the part of the 1 in 3 blacks in prison. The Democrats fan the flames and make victims out of them.
Couldn’t the president have picked a better case to bring us all to their cause? This is going to lead to a case of the boy who cried wolf. When a real racist case comes up, no one will pay attention.
Malcolm X had a better handle on the Democratic Party.
NBC News is boasting that they have over 400 stories on Ferguson if you haven’t had your fill. It’s a ratings bonanza for them.