There is no doubt that the shooting death of Michael Brown is tragic, what’s happening to the city of Ferguson and Officer Darren Wilson is even more tragic. Brown’s accomplice in the robbery that took place just prior to the shooting told the media that he and Brown were walking away from Wilson when the officer shot Brown in the back with a single shot.
Wilson’s account of what happened is very different and sadly, the blacks in Ferguson and around the US believe the thief over a law enforcement officer. As relayed by a friend of Wilson, this is what took place:
“He pulled up ahead of them. And then he got a call-in that there was a strong-arm robbery. And, they gave a description. And, he’s looking at them and they got something in their hands and it looks like it could be what, you know those cigars or whatever. So he goes in reverse back to them. Tries to get out of his car. They slam his door shut violently. I think he said Michael did. And, then he opened the car again. He tried to get out. He stands up.”
“And then Michael just bum-rushes him and shoves him back into his car. Punches him in the face and them Darren grabs for his gun. Michael grabbed for the gun. At one point he got the gun entirely turned against his hip. And he shoves it away. And the gun goes off.”
“Well, then Michael takes off and gets to be about 35 feet away. And, Darren’s first protocol is to pursue. So, he stands up and yells, ‘Freeze!’ Michael and his friend turn around. And Michael taunts him… And then all the sudden he just started bumrushing him. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so he just started shooting. And, he just kept coming. And, so he really thinks he was on something.”
From what I’ve read, the autopsy report supports Wilson’s account of what took place. Brown was shot four times in the right arm and the shots came from the front of him, not the back. Then Brown was shot twice in the head, with one of them entering through the top of his head, killing him instantly. This shot was made when Brown was rushing at the officer, probably head down like in football to tackle the officer.
You would think that the evidence, which clearly proves Brown’s friend’s account of what happened is a complete lie, but that doesn’t matter to the black community or to Missouri’s Gov. Jay Nixon, a liberal Democrat.
In a video released on the governor’s website, he tells the people:
“A vigorous prosecution must now be pursued.”
“The democratically elected St. Louis county prosecutor and the attorney general of the United States each have a job to do”
“Their obligation to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out thoroughly, promptly, and correctly.”
To make matters worse, US Attorney General, who is one of the biggest racist bigots in the land is now in Ferguson and saying the Justice Department will thoroughly investigate the shooting and that he wants justice. Don’t forget that Holder dismissed charges against two members of the New Black Panthers for intimidating voters in 2008. The incident was caught on video, but Holder ignored the evidence and set the men free. You have to wonder what kind of justice Holder is really seeking.
From Nixon’s statement, he has already deemed Wilson guilty of murder and is ready to send him to prison. In spite of the evidence that supports Wilson’s account of the shooting, Nixon is pushing to sacrifice the career and life of Officer Darren Wilson just to appease the black community. If this happens, it sends a dangerous message to law enforcement nationwide that they can’t take necessary force against a black person.
This will cause blacks to be bolder and resist arrest more frequently; Blacks will feel emboldened to physically attack police and use race to defend their illegal actions. It will result in the deaths of more police officers who hesitate to use force against blacks. If I was a white police officer in places like Ferguson and other communities with large black populations, I would seriously consider trying to move to another city or leaving law enforcement all together. In fact, if Wilson is convicted, I believe the entire Ferguson police department should go on strike.
If convicted and sent to prison, it will most likely result in the death of Wilson. Most prisons have a large black population and a white cop convicted of killing a black teen will be a target and will be murdered in jail.