It’s become a farce … with the agitators, activists, and attorneys trying to “capitalize” on a drug-addled thug’s fatal encounter with a police officer …
Daryl Parks, the attorney representing the family of Michael Brown, says they may sue Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson police officer who shot and killed the black teenager in August.
Parks suggested on “Fox News Sunday” that Brown’s family would pursue a legal settlement or, failing to reach one, file a lawsuit.
“Obviously they have the option of a civil lawsuit, one, [on] a civil rights basis against Officer Wilson, two, against the police department and the city of Ferguson if that time comes,” he said. “Those are not issues that we discuss publicly but I think we will certainly give the parties a chance to work that out. <Source>
It’s not about justice – the Grand Jury has examined all of the forensic data and eyewitness testimony and failed to return a “true bill” indictment on criminal charges. Justice has been served, a Grand Jury was empaneled to look at the evidence and to determine if a crime had been committed. The fact that the family or the community is unhappy about their decision is irrelevant.
It’s not about civil rights – the drug-addled thug, stolen merchandise in hand and fresh from a strong-arm robbery of a convenience store, chose to disobey a lawful police command to stop walking in the middle of the street. Had the thug complied instead of confronting and attacking the officer in his police vehicle, he might be alive today. He clearly represented an existential threat to the police office who was understandably afraid for his life.
Is it about money? – obtaining some form of payoff from the local, state, or federal government; and continuing the media circus to maximize profits and the self-serving agendas of the participants. The corrupt progressive socialist democrats, the communists, and the anarchists who are attempting to use this situation to attract national and international media attention to boost their self-serving personal, political, and profit-making agenda.
Is it about Greenmail? – suing or threatening to sue in order to reach a settlement that is far cheaper than the legal expenses, and to reduce the ongoing reputational and property damage caused by continued agitation. Of course, such settlements are easy to arrange because politicians care little or nothing about the money as it all comes from the taxpayer. Not to be forgotten is the city’s ongoing insurance coverage which could be substantially increased if agitation continues.
Justice would be Darren Wilson suing for damages …
True justice would be the police officer suing for the destruction of his life and career, the necessity to move, any loss in property values from a forced sale, asking for an award to cover life-long security and medical expenses should he be attacked by someone seeking redress for Michael Brown’s death or to build a reputation.
Bottom line …
The only lawsuit I can see is the Environmental Protection Agency suing the officer over environmental lead pollution. All kidding aside, a thug lost his life and the nation should give up their time, effort, and money to make this miscreant a civil rights martyr?
Truth be told, he was a drug-addled thug, chose to precipitate his own death, and should be forgotten as one of those who did not contribute anything meaningful to society except rioting, looting, and the destruction of public and private property.
Let us concentrate on the good kids doing the right thing instead of the thugs that cause crime, chaos, and confusion.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius