I find myself incredibly disheartened for a second time in my relatively short life, when an obviously guilty person goes free. This case was far more upsetting and obviously rigged than the OJ Simpson trial. I mean, all those eye witnesses, and video of the actual shooting of Mr Brown, and the fact that Officer Wilson's testimony didn't even match the police recordings of the event. Also that several of the Ferguson PD were outed as card carrying members of the KKK.
But of course,
justice was served last night, because the white man was just defending
himself against an unarmed man surrendering himself to the police, with
his hands in the air. There was certainly nothing wrong with the refusal
to indite. Even OJ got an indictment. Wilson though he's just an
upstanding citizen who is free to gun unarmed men down in the streets,
and leave their bodies in the hot sun for FIVE HOURS for the world to
see, casually ignoring the city population expressing outrage, except to
try and confiscate any incriminating video that might have been taken
of the unarmed man being gunned down in the streets.
is no racism in America. None what-so-ever. No racial tension between
any two people in the whole of the country. This wasn't about a man
getting away with murder just because he could and felt that he was
legitimately within his rights to gun down an unarmed man.
wrong with any part of what happened. Nothing wrong with the riots, the
looting, the attacks on the media and PEACEFUL PROTESTORS.
I do not even begin to have words for the depth of my fury.
I have had to unfriend no less than three people within an hour of waking up, on facebook, because of a huge dissonance in expressed opinion, to the point of offensiveness.
don't have to agree on everything (or even much), but I'd like to think
that my associations are with people whose eyes are open and are
willing to admit that there is corruption in the world, even in our own