Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What do Ferguson rioters want?

What do the rioters in Ferguson, Mo. want? Justice?

No, they want a lynching. They want to give Officer Darren Wilson a fair trial and string him up. Preferably, by sundown today.

The talking heads, from newscasters, reporters, videographers, politicians, bureaucrats, are inflaming the protestors and rioters.

Has even one of them seriously asked important questions? And told the protestors to calm down and figure out what looting and rioting are doing to find the answers?

They demand indictment of Wilson. If he is not indicted, the rioting and protests will intensify. It's "Don't confuse me with the facts. My mind is made up."

Like anyone else, I want to know why Officer Wilson shot Michael Brown. And I don't think I'm going to find out, short of a trial. If he went in front of cameras and made a statement, who would believe him if he said that Brown was rushing him and that he was in fear of great bodily harm.

Hadn't he already been punched in the face by Brown? Hadn't Brown already tried to get the officer's firearm away from him? Yes or no?

If a 6'4" man punched you in the face through the open window of your car, might you be afraid?


Joseph Monack said...

I'm kind of disappointed this has spun into a race and poverty issue and not just a protest against police brutality or the militarization of police. White people are harassed, beaten, and killed by Police too. The amount of people killed by police per year is shocking. Compare it to other countries and it's impossible to not see that something is very wrong here. If you read some of these stories you'd come to the conclusion that many of these killings are NOT justified. I read news about police beatings and killings just about every day. I won't weigh in on Brown specifically because I don't have a lot of details, but regardless of that particular case I do believe that something is wrong.

Big Daddy said...

Gus, it is being reported that he will not be charged. Browns friend has allegedly flipped and admitted that Brown attacked Wilson and tried to take his gun. This information comes from the same source that revealed the results of Dr, Badens autopsy before he made it public. The source says the authorities down there don't know what to do with this information and are afraid of public reaction.
I'm not saying this is true but I have to wonder in light of them saying the GJ will not come back with a verdict until October. Hmmmm.

Gus said...

For me, the solution is simple. You tell the truth. Will the "people" of Ferguson riot? Yes. And police will quell the riots, and more will be hurt.

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