Justified Shooting, Unjustified Violence

The community of Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in violence once again Monday night after a grand jury finally found that there was no reason to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Several stores were reported burned, there was mass looting, and police cars were seen on fire, exploding as flames ignited ammunition in the trunks.

There were numerous reports of automatic gunfire, and gunshots could be heard repeatedly over several live news feeds. A television news camera crew was reportedly forced to flee when rioters opened fire nearby.

The grand jury found no cause to indict Wilson, and their report points out that numerous black witnesses gave testimony that varied from their own statements to blogs and various journalists. Many of the witnesses who said that Wilson’s shooting of Brown was unjustified were found to be giving descriptions that defied the physical evidence. Several witnesses upon further questioning admitted to making up details or repeating things they heard on the street.

Of the eyewitnesses whose testimony fit the physical evidence, the story was the same, that Brown had already beaten Wilson and had turned around and charged Wilson when the officer fired the fatal shots.

This, of course, goes against the racial narrative the media have been feeding the country ever since the shooting happened. In the media version, a white cop with no record of troublemaking just for no reason decided to shoot a lovable teddy bear of a teenager because he was black.

The reality from Day One has been straightforward. Michael Brown was a thug who had beaten up a store clerk during a robbery earlier in the day. When Wilson stopped him for walking in the middle of the street, the thug decided to beat up Wilson in his own patrol car and try to take his gun.

Wilson maintained control of his gun and fired some shots, scaring off the hoodlum momentarily. When Wilson ordered Brown to halt, Brown turned and charged, looking for blood.

Unfortunately for Brown, he got what he was looking for, but it was his own blood.

Now, thanks to fear-mongering media, bused-in professional race-baiters and rabble-rousers, and law enforcement that doesn’t know the meaning of the word “proactive,” Ferguson is once more on fire.

The troublemakers and everybody who participates in the rioting and looting, including all the so-called “citizen journalists” and the actual journalists who should know better, should be ashamed of their roles in this charade, which is going to spread across the country. By midnight Monday in California, mobs of people were marching near the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles and trying to block the freeway. Other cities will likely follow.

At the White House, President Obama did his best impersonation of an official who cares by calling for calm in wake of the verdict. But then he poured more gasoline on the fire by blaming racism in society and law enforcement, then adding, “Communities of color aren’t just making this up.”

It wouldn’t be a surprise if Obama attempted to turn Ferguson to his political advantage. Major rioting would turn the news coverage away from his granting of 5 million illegal aliens amnesty last Thursday, for which he has been taking a hammering over the weekend.

The people of Ferguson need to stop blaming their problems on other people and take some responsibility. If the family of Michael Brown and the community he lived in had shown half as much interest in him when he was growing up, he would likely be alive today.

As it is, the only person in Ferguson who has done the right thing is Officer Wilson, and he may never be able to show his face in public again.