All of them criticized the Ferguson police department as acting anywhere from unwarrantedly aggressive to out right murderous. And all long before any verdict or investigation results were anywhere near complete. Let’s take these conclusion jumpers one by one, starting with noted civil rights leader and MSNBC TV host, Al Sharpton.
“. . . when will law enforcement condemn police who shoot and kill our young people?”
Sounds just a bit one-sided, to me.
This was shortly after the incident without the benefit of knowing what had taken place.
Not surprising, since Sharpton, speaking of the Crown Heights riots where innocent people were killed, said,
“We must not reprimand out children for outrage, when it is the outrage that was put in them by an oppressive system.”
He’s still a TV host on CNN!
Jesse Jackson said that the shooting was a, “Crime of injustice”. On Sean Hannity’s radio show he said that it will come out that Darren Wilson, the officer that killed Micheal Brown, acted out of racial malevolence rather than necessary job performance in the line of duty. Again, without having the facts perused, examined, and presented. He said,
“Black men should not be the objects of target practice.”
According to USA Today, civil rights leader Jackson, who claimed that New York was, “Hymie town”, tweeted that, “There’s a ‘Ferguson’ near you.”
Hey, Reverend Jackson, how many little black babies has your influence murdered through your support of abortion?
The New Black Panthers led a chanting crowd to call for Darren Wilson death! The Panthers shouted,
“Who do we want?” prompting the crowd to chant back,
“And how do we want him?”
“Dead!” the crowed shouted back.
As we look at after more time has transpired, it seems that all, ALL the evidence is now pointing to officer Wilson actions as being justified.
Finally, our illustrious President, Barack Obama has also implied that Wilson’s actions were suspect, in that he called for calm on the part of the citizens of Ferguson, as well as saying,
“While I understand the passions and the anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown, giving into that anger by looting, or carrying guns, and even attacking the police only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos.”
He understands? Why would he understand? The investigation has not been concluded. NO EVIDENCE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED YET!
However, if we remember back to the Louis Gates Jr. incident, Obama said that the police “Acted stupidly” long before any evidence was in then as well. Professor Gates had his house broken into and was confronted by a white police officer who thought he may be the intruder.
He also said in the Trayvon Martin case that,
“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”
And that if he had a son,
“. . . he would look like Trayvon Martin.”
He was clearly skewing the argument against George Zimmerman in favor of Martin.
Yet again, we have a black President on the side of the black person and against the white person, all without even an initial presentation of any facts.
Coincidence? I don’t think so.
Had a white President spoken out with weight leaning to the side of the white person in each and every one of these same situations, we would – and rightly so – suspect him of having racist feelings.
Had a white President said that his black grandmother was a “typical black person” as Obama did about his white grandmother, we would view him as having racist tendencies.
Joseph Lowery concluded the benediction of Obama’s inauguration with a humorous message of anticipation for the day,
“. . . when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead man and when white would embrace what is right”
Hmmm . . . so, let me get this straight. No need for red, brown, yellow, or black to, “embrace what’s right,” oh no. Only white need get itself into line with regard to moral integrity. All the other races pretty much got that one down. I mean, as we know, we whites have REJECTED what’s right, lo these many eons, don’t you know.
A smiling Obama applauded that wonderful and fair-minded prayer.
I wouldn’t be so activated over it if we were only talking about Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or the New Black Panthers. They are all, without a doubt, racists who have at the very least a strong resentment of white people and – in my opinion – want the caucasian race punished for the injustices it has fostered upon black people over the centuries.
I understand them. Don’t agree with them, but coming from such discredited race-baiters as they, it is no more than a nuisance, an irritating blather of bigotry.
But when an American President has some of the same tendencies, it is far more than a benign diatribe. It’s disturbing, disappointing, even dangerous to our nation.
So, if the evidence comes out that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson performed his duty as he should have, one that unfortunately resulted in the sad death of a young man with the potential that all young men have just starting out in life, will the Reverend Sharpton, the Reverend Jackson, the New Black Panthers, and the President issue an apology for their leaping to a conclusion of guilt on the part of the officer?
I won’t hold my breath.