Monday, August 18, 2014

The Kangaroos Keep Encircling Ferguson

Dear Black America: I apologize for our predominantly white and racist media that only pretends to care when there's a political upside...Tweet by John Nolte of Breitbart

As I watched the news conference today of one of the autopsy investigation s of Michael Brown, I asked myself: Has the trial started already? Only Kangaroo Courts drive charges against defendants before all the facts are in.

Almost a year ago to this date, I wrote a piece entitled: "The Continued Exploitation Of African-Americans By The Media, African-American Leadership and Progressive Frauds." That article was written shortly after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Prior to that trial, we witnessed some of the same racially charged rhetoric that's now coming out of Ferguson, MO, even before all the facts have been made known (facts that generally come out in a court of law). In that piece, I also pointed out that 11,000 black were murdered since Trayvon was killed. For example, in Chicago this weekend, there were 29 wounded and 7 were killed. Approximately 80% of homicide victims in Chicago have been black over the past several years.

Yet, the news about the shootings and killings in Chicago and other cities throughout the nation don't make the news because they don't fit the narrative established by the media and those who continually exploit African-Americans. On the other hand, the shooting of a black youth by a white cop does. The media and the race hustlers will always grasp on to the racism angle hence the appearances of the Black Panthers, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Moreover, Ferguson and all the way up to the governor's office, has been run by Democrats. So once again, as in most Democrat controlled major cities in the United States, we see the exploitation of the poor, black and Hispanics by the media as well as the progressive political class.

Also, it appears many of the looters---they are not protesters---are from out of town. The First Amendment protects the actions of protesters but not looters. We can leave dealing with looters to the Second Amendment.

So what are the facts as I write this today. They include, but certainly are not limited to the following:
  • Preliminary family autopsy findings indicate that Michael Brown was shot at least six times. Two of the shots to the head were probably fatal.
  • We know prior to the shooting that Michael Brown robbed a convenience store (from the released video). It appears the police officer charged in the alleged shooting, Darren Wilson, did not know Brown had robbed the convenience store. He stopped Brown for jaywalking. (But keep in mind. Brown knew he robbed the store). 
  • Wilson is a six year veteran of the police department. According to initial accounts, he has no disciplinary actions in his jacket.
  • John Belmar, Chief of the St. Louis County Police Department, reported all the shell casings collected at the scene were from Wilson's weapon.
  • There are several eye-witness accounts to the shooting including the account by the police

In my opinion, the bottom line in all of this is for the court to decide. Are there bad cops? You bet just as there as bad teachers, bad soldiers and bad clergy. But as Rich Lowry wrote in a recent piece, "Too many people are already vested in not letting that happen." The kangaroos appear to be in charge.


In the last decade, 1,500 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty or about 150 a year. To date, there have been 66, twenty-seven of those by gunfire. In addition, there have been just over 58,000 assaults against law enforcement EACH YEAR. Those have resulted in almost 16,000 injuries to the officers. Officer Down Memorial Fund + National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Postscript: Since this was posted, Darren Brown was not indicted.