Bumrushing to Judgment

The initial eyewitness accounts of Michael Brown’s death are falling apart almost as fast as Ferguson, Mo.  Meanwhile, even Conservative pundits are still groveling to this black community, even as evidence shows the Brown was no gentle giant.  And as The Blaze noted, according to the AP Stylebook, because he was 18, he should be referred to as a “man” not a “teenager”.

First, the eyewitnesses claimed Brown and his friend were ordered off the sidewalk, as though it were 1964 in the Old South, not 2014.  Turns out, Officer Wilson ordered them onto the sidewalk because they were walking in the middle of the road, blocking traffic.

Then, the witnesses claimed that their choirboys complied peacefully.  Other witnesses say that they hurled obscene epithets at the officer.  When he got out of his car, Wilson pushed him back in and tried to take away his gun.

The police department then released the convenience store video, showing a tall, black man in his late teens shoplifting a box of cigars and then physically intimidating the store owner.  Brown’s defenders claimed that it wasn’t him; that the man in the video had a tattoo.  The tape was so grainy it was hard to tell.  Even the police inexplicably claimed that the robbery had nothing to do with the shooting incident.

The police also said that Officer Wilson knew nothing about the robbery.  He stopped Brown because he was in the middle of the road.  Unusual, isn’t it, that the police dispatch wouldn’t put out some sort of bulletin over the police band?  In fact, a witness for Wilson claims that he did get the message and saw that Brown was carrying a box of cigars, which was found on his body when the smoke cleared.

The eyewitnesses for Brown claim that he was shot at close range as he was surrendering.  But the coroner stated that he found no evidence of gun powder on Brown’s clothing that would have indicated a close-range shooting.

Then there is the autopsy drawing, which the coroner released.  One entry wound to the upraised hand, through the thumb.  One on the underside of the lower arm.  Two on the inside upper arm.  The thing is – and you can try this at home – when you raise your hands up, your elbows are exposed, somewhat sideways and outwardly someone would see the outside of your upper arms, not the inside.  N’est ces pas?

The coroner also revealed that there was evidence of marijuana in Brown’s bloodstream.

According to Wilson’s witness, as well as eyewitnesses at the scene, Brown stopped when ordered to do so by Officer Wilson, then turned around and rushed towards Wilson.  Seeing Brown charging him (rather like a bull), Wilson shot him, first (one would surmise) in the arm to try to stop him, and when the perpetrator was not disabled, he rather expertly shot him in the head.

Wilson’s aim, in fact, was pretty remarkable.  Once Brown was shot in the head, Wilson wouldn’t have needed to fire off any further shots.  He wouldn’t have needed six bullets; one would suffice.  Therefore, it would appear, Wilson was trying to avoid having to kill the suspect.

Failing that, Wilson shot Brown right through the eye.  He may have given the suspect one last warning shot over the bow, grazing his head.  Or perhaps Brown ducked to miss the bullet.  But Wilson was trained and the final bullet found its mark.

The Ferguson Police Department bent over backwards to appease this violent, vengeful community.  In a normal civilization, a person – yes, even a police officer – is innocent until proven guilty.  Evidence is withheld pending a court trial so a jury can’t be tainted.  Since the evidence has now been dispersed worldwide, it will be hard to convene an unbiased trial.

Which makes it all the easier for A.G. Holder to march in and hold a federal social justice trial, where cries of injustice and police brutality trump evidence and facts.  Where the victim’s skin color matters more than his character or his actions just prior the fatal incident.

Whatever his prior actions, it was his immediate action – assaulting and threatening a police officer (the police officer had to be treated for head wounds) – that got him killed.  That won’t satisfy the black community that claims the facts are smearing Brown’s reputation, even though the surveillance video speaks for itself about Brown’s character.

Nor does it matter.  Justice is not what they want.  They want to tear down a society they despise.  They have no regard for civilization, much less rule of law.  They want revenge on a white society that fears and is repulsed by their behavior.  The very idea that white people fear them is an offense to them (well, excuse me).  Or so they claim.  Or is just that the white people have moved themselves, their homes, children, and businesses out of harm’s way?

 Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement in wake of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the violent clashes with peaceful protestors and law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri:

“I am tired of burying young black boys.  I am tired of watching them suffer at the hands of those who fear them and despise them.

“I am tired of comforting mothers, fathers, grandparents, sisters and brothers after such unnecessary, heinous crimes of violence.

“Americans should all be mourning, as I am, as we bury yet another young black boy.”

Brown wasn’t a boy; he was an adult.  And more black “boys” die at the hands of other black boys than any other enemy.  What’s more, at least a dozen eyewitnesses have testified that he initiated and perpetrated the violence.

As the community complains about heavily-armored police putting down the riots, let us remind them that they themselves set fire to their own community, looted and burnt businesses, and bore false witness against the police officer and about Brown himself.

Our fear is justified since some black Congresswoman warned that if the residents didn’t receive the “justice” they wanted in regard to Michael Brown’s death, the burning of Ferguson would look something like a Sunday school picnic compared to the future violence that would be perpetrated.

Really?

Jesus said, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged, and with what measure ye mete [serve it out], it shall be measured to you again.  And why thou beholdest thou the mote [straw] that is thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam [log] that is in thine own eye?  Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, ‘Let me pull out the mote [straw]; and behold, a beam is in thine own eye.

“Thou hypocrite.  First, cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”

Matthew 7:1-5

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