And from what I’ve heard, I agree with their verdict. Apparently a jury of nine whites and three blacks said it was a justified shooting. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson – in fear for his life – shot and killed 18 year-old Michael Brown.
Brown had just bullied the owner of a small, local store and stolen several cigars. It was all on tape. The six-foot four, 290 pound black man roughed up the little Asian guy at the store for no good reason – for kicks, I’d guess.
Later Officer Wilson saw the youth walking down the middle of the road, pulled him over and when the large youth blocked the door of the cop car and began hitting Wilson through the window there was a struggle and the officer’s gun went off inside the car, grazing the black youth’s hand. Brown then walked away, refused to stop, then rushed Wilson who in fear for his life fired.
And the grand jury believed enough of the story to not indict.
To me the media is as much to blame for these riots as anyone. Continue reading