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Tuesday, November 25, 2014


It comes as no real surprise that the Ferguson, MO grand jury found no evidence that supported an indictment of Police Office Darren Wilson in the tragic shooting death of Michael Brown. The 'murder in cold blood' story foisted on the media by agitators (not activists, but true agitators) from the day of the shooting forward didn't make sense and has now been shown to be false.

USA Today writes:
From the very beginning, there were two wildly different accounts of what happened Aug. 9 when white officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on a street in Ferguson, Mo., triggering violent protests and a national examination of police tactics.

In one version, Wilson drove up and harassed Brown for walking in the middle of the street, hit him with his vehicle door, shot at him for no reason and then finished off the teenager outside with several shots while Brown was retreating with his hands up.

In the other version, the 18-year-old Brown reached inside the officer's vehicle, hit Wilson in the face and tried to grab his gun. In fear for his life, Wilson began shooting at Brown from inside the vehicle and fired the fatal shots outside as the 6-foot-5-inch, 289-pound teenager tried to charge him.

Which of the dueling narratives was closer to the truth? Unlike everyone else with an opinion, the grand jury that considered the case for three and a half months heard testimony from numerous eyewitnesses and saw the forensic evidence. For that reason alone, the panel's decision Monday not to indict Wilson deserves to be met with great deference, not with violence or the sort of vandalism that greeted the poorly timed after-dark announcement.
The violence and destruction that have followed are driven by a meme that has had some basis in truth—over the years, there have been many instances of police over-reaction in black communities. There is no doubt that the racial agitators take advantage of this history to spur others within the African American community to violence. But there is an overarching reality that is far different than the racial agitators meme.

Past NYC Mayor, Rudy Guilani, provides a typically blunt assessment of the that reality as reported in the NY Post:
“Ninety-three percent of blacks are killed by other blacks,” Rudy barked. “I would like to see the [same] attention paid to that, that you are paying to [Ferguson].”

“What about the poor black child who was killed by another black child?” Giuliani asked. “Why aren’t you protesting that? White police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other.”

Naturally, polite people everywhere fell into a swoon.

Well, too bad about them. Dr. Giuliani may not have much of a bedside manner, but he’s a first-rate diagnostician when it comes to criminal justice and his anti-crime prescriptions for New York City saved thousands of innocent lives — most of them black and Hispanic.
It's up to each person to decide whether the agitator's or Giuliani's diagnosis is closer to the truth. It's also reasonable to ask why people like racial provacateur Al Sharpton aren't organizing protests (that should be covered by the MSM) in an effort to correct the underlying social problems that cause black-on-black crime. It is those problems that precipitate an outsized police presence in African American communities. But no, it's far better for the agitators and their many supporters on the left and much of the media to characterize America and its police as "racists" who shoot down African American people in the streets for no good reason. And as a consequence, towns like Ferguson burn, businesses leave, and the cycle of poverty and violence continues.