Sunday, August 17, 2014

Riots in Ferguson, Mo.

I grew up in University City, Missouri, in the 1940s and 1950s. Ferguson is about six miles north of U. City. Closer than Crystal Lake is to Woodstock.

What happened a week ago there? Michael Brown allegedly conducted a strong-arm robbery in a Quik Trip convenience store, stealing some cigars. A 911 call was made at 11:51AM, and a Ferguson police officer arrived three minutes later.

Brown and his buddy, Dorian Johnson, were walking down the middle of a street, and at about 12:01PM Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson told them to get out of the street.

At that moment the officer didn't know that he was engaging a robber.

If Brown had had half a brain, he would have stepped out of the street to the sidewalk and gone on his way. But he knew he had just robbed a convenience store. Ofc. Wilson didn't know that.

The contact escalated, and Brown is dead. Why is yet to be determined and released.

Was Michael Brown a "gentle giant"? You know, a kid who had never been in trouble? A recent high school graduate? On his way to college? Mr. Clean, right?

Wrong. A bully and a robber. Was the Quik Trip his first foray into crime?

The Ferguson Police, St. Louis County prosecutor and others will get to the bottom of it. The Ferguson Police Department knows it is going to get sued. Trayvon Martin's family attorney miraculously has already appeared on the scene. Now, how did that happen?

The liberals started in early with words like "murder" and "execution". There will be more "eyewitnesses" than the population of Ferguson.

Publicity hounds Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson showed up.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson isn't helping matters, strolling with protestors and hugging them. Is that remaining impartial? He's a cop. His job is to enforce the law. Standing by while rioters loot a business is not his role. The City of Ferguson owes the shopkeepers for their losses.

The riots aren't over.


Big Daddy said...

I agree with everything you said Gus. Take a listen to this and tell me what you think.

Unfortunately inthink they are going to throw Officer Wilson under the bus and either indict or arrest him.

Gus said...

At 3:31 "Josie" said she got the information from the significant other of Ofc. Wilson. Personally, I think the caller was bogus. I think Wilson's attorney would have told him to keep his mouth shut.

Big Daddy said...

I disagree. She sounds credible and her description of the way it went down makes sense. While I agree any attorney would tell Wilson to keep his mouth shut , I can see him tellling his wife/girlfriend what happened and that making that call. Plus, it collabarates that other witness ( the ine the MSM won't acknowledge) who said the same thing Josie did in regards to the deceased charging Alison

Big Daddy said...

Omg, what a mess Gus. What I was trying to say was that while I'm sure the attorney told Wilson not to talk about this case, he may have already done so prior to obtaining these instructions. He mentions it to the wife/girlfriend who tells Josie who calls Her story sounds very similar to the one in which a man was inadvertently recorded talking about the offfender charging Officer Wilson who then shot him in fear of his life. The MSM appartently does not want us to know about this tape because I have yet to hear it mentioned, Sorry.