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The measure of how far the American left will go to press its phony “hate” narrative can be found in five statements about the grand jury’s sound decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing black teenager Michael Brown, the thief whom Wilson tried to stop for robbing a convenience store. Brown attacked Wilson. Wilson shot him.
The first passage comes from the leftist Salon:
There is no such thing as justice for a dead 18-year-old kid. Justice, to borrow from Mychal Denzel Smith, would mean Mike Brown gets home on that sweltering summer day. Justice would mean a future for Brown, a long stream of years to be spent however he would have spent them.
The possibility of justice for Mike Brown died with him back in August.
What we had before us with the grand jury hearing was the prospect of fairness, imperfectly defined in a terribly broken and racist system. And here that would have meant a white police officer standing trial for killing an unarmed black kid. It would have meant that 12 people walked into a room and decided, together, that an 18-year-old did not deserve to die because a cop told him to get on the sidewalk, and that Darren Wilson deserved to face a jury of his peers for putting six bullets into Brown’s arms and head.
The second comes from The Southern Poverty Law Center:
Should a state grand jury have indicted Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9? What’s publicly known, of course, suggests that there was probable cause to believe that a crime occurred. But we’re in no position to second-guess a group of citizens who have had access to much more information than we have had.
The third comes from Slate:
[I]f nothing else, an indictment would show that Brown’s life mattered....
It would have been powerful to see charges filed against Darren Wilson. At the same time, actual justice for Michael Brown — a world in which young men like Michael Brown can’t be gunned down without consequences — won’t come from the criminal justice system. Our courts and juries aren’t impartial arbiters — they exist inside society, not outside of it—and they can only provide as much justice as society is willing to give.
The fourth comes from Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
The Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown is a miscarriage of justice. It is a slap in the face to Americans nationwide who continue to hope and believe that justice will prevail.
This decision seems to underscore an unwritten rule that Black lives hold no value; that you may kill Black men in this country without consequences or repercussions. This is a frightening narrative for every parent and guardian of Black and brown children, and another setback for race relations in America.
The fifth comes from President Barack Hussein Obama:
It’s an outcome that, either way, was going to be subject of intense disagreement not only in Ferguson, but across America. ...
First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law. And so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make. There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. It’s an understandable reaction.
These five leftists know why Wilson shot Brown. They surely read the stories about the autopsy, which proved that Wilson told the truth, and they surely have read the stories about the evidence the grand jury heard. That evidence, which included statements from black witnesses who defended Wilson, proved that he defended himself from a 6-foot-4-inch, 300-pound monster trying to kill him. Even The Washington Post and The New York Times admitted the truth.
This wasn’t a case of a “white police officer [not] standing trial for killing an unarmed black kid.” There was never “probable cause to believe a crime occurred.” This isn’t “a world in which young men like Michael Brown [can] be gunned down without consequences.” The decision was not a “miscarriage of justice,” and it does not “underscore unwritten rule that Black lives hold no value; that you may kill Black men in this country without consequences or repercussions.” It should not “be a subject of intense disagreement” and anger about the decision is not “an understandable reaction.”
Brown attacked Wilson. Wilson defended himself. The individual who needed justice was Officer Darren Wilson. A grand jury, which included three blacks, gave it to him.
The five statements in question are not just wrong. They are lies. Those who told them know it. They know they lied when they claimed Wilson shot Brown for no other reason than that Brown was black.
It is here, not in the left’s wild-eyed fantasies, that the real hate lies.
Obviously, the animals were going to burn and loot. That was a given. What is so disturbing is the number of self-loathing white imbeciles marching and protesting all across the country. I saw video of the protests in NYC and the vast majority of the protestors were young whites. That is the real fruit of the media, government, and public school indoctrinations of the past 50 years.
@MD: I hate my generation, and the reaction of a majority of us to this incident sums up the whole reason why.
Here's some more "phony 'hate' narratives," as blared by CNN in a story titled "A thousand Fergusons across America":
The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which for decades has fought racial injustice in the Deep South, said Ferguson underscores a flawed and biased justice system.
"The events in Ferguson have made vivid just how wide the gulf is between the police and those who are policed in so many communities in our country," said Richard Cohen [longtime leftist Washington Post columnist]. "It's a gulf that's been formed by the history of discrimination in our country, a gulf that has been deepened by the systemic biases in our current criminal justice system. It's a gulf that breeds suspicion and mistrust, a gulf that undermines the very legitimacy of our system of justice."
'the vast majority of the protestors were young whites."
Young white what? Males, females, secular types, transgeneder types, metro-sexual types, atheists, gangbanging wannabe types ? Maybe categories and types once meant something once upon a time, but it's starting to all blend together. Is this is a sign of Parkinsons, senility, dementia or just old age?
Mr. Cadfael--I can get behind one statement that you quote, viz., the Southern Poverty Law Center's statement that "we’re in no position to second-guess a group of citizens who have had access to much more information than we have had." Until we do have such access, we should all shut up and crack down on rioters and looters. SPLC, are you listening?
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