Which picture of Michael Brown do you see in the mainstream media?
Enough is enough!
I am tired of seeing the mainstream media feature black racists, agitators, communists, and self-serving race-baiters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson spouting nonsense that defies common sense and offends the sensibilities.
One, Michael Brown’s death was self-inflicted the moment he decided to challenge authority and present his 6’4” 292-pound body as an existential, in-your-face, threat to Officer Darren Wilson. There appears to be no intent on the part of the police officer to do anything except get two idiots who were walking down the middle of a street back on the curb.
Two, the outrage over the release of convenience store crime photos showing someone appearing to be Michael Brown in a strong-arm burglary of a convenience store in the proximity of the fatal encounter. Various sources have confirmed that it was Brown and his companion that took a box of cigars out of the convenience store without payment – and it became strong-arm burglary (rather than shoplifting) the minute he attempted to intimidate the clerk with his physical presence and put his hands on the clerk. This is relevant because the first things defense attorneys will demand is the police officer’s record including any use of force complaints – no matter how old. This is to establish a pattern and practice of using unjustified force.
Three, the police officer may not have known about the theft from the convenience store, so he was just hassling someone for “walking while black.” Not only were the two suspects walking down the middle of the street (an infraction), but they also refused the lawful orders of a police officer to “get out of the street.” But why this is a bogus issue is common sense. While the police officer may have not known – or possibly suspected -- that a more serious crime had been committed, Michael Brown certainly was aware of his criminal acts, and that may have been motivation for his assault on the officer. Yes, there is little or no doubt – including medical treatment records – that the officer was injured during the altercation.
Four, the idea that “unarmed” equals innocent, defenseless, or incapable of causing great bodily injury, is an outright lie. Here is a recent case in Los Angeles when an “unarmed” domestic violence suspect assaulted an officer that resulted in grave bodily injury …
Deputy critically injured after Lakewood mall attack
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was critically injured during an altercation with a male suspect at the Lakewood Center shopping mall Friday. Authorities responded to a domestic disturbance call at the shopping mall around 8:30 p.m. While one deputy made contact with the female involved in the domestic dispute, the other deputy went in search of the male who was possibly involved.
While escorting the man out of the mall, the deputy dropped his keys and the man attacked him, hitting him several times and knocking him to the ground. He then continued to kick the officer in the head with his shoe and foot.
A Good Samaritan witnessed the assault and pushed the suspect away from the downed deputy. Additional deputies arrived and took Frankie Estrada, 21, into custody.
Estrada is on probation for assaulting another deputy in Compton. He was booked on attempted murder of a peace officer and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
The deputy, a father of two, was rushed to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center with head injuries. He is listed in critical but stable condition.
Like I said, unarmed does not equal innocent, defenseless, or incapable of causing great bodily injury. The deputy in the above story has had his life permanently altered in ways that are not yet apparent – and can still die from his injuries. Booking information on Frankie Estrada (Booking No.: 4066023)lists his height at 5’7” and his weight at 170 pounds – far smaller than Michael Brown’s 6’4” – 292-pounds.
Update: It appears that the Darren Wilson suffered an "orbital blowout" of his eye socket during the encounter -- thus confirming Michael Brown was a credible existential threat to the officer' life. <Source> (11-24-14) From pictures released by the Grand Jury process, it appears that the officer sufferered facial bruising, but there was not evidence of serious injury or eye issue.
Update (11-25-14) Regarding the height and weight difference between Michael Brown and Officer Wilson ...
It appears that both men were of comparable height and Michael Brown may have been 70 pounds heavier than Wilson.
Five, that the mainstream media took the word of an unfiltered, unvetted thug who was there in the convenience store at the time of the strong-arm robbery over the presumption of innocence of a police officer until he was proven guilty or facts to the contrary surfaced was disgusting and un-American. This thug’s narrative that Michael Brown was shot in the back while trying to surrender appears to be suspect by the preliminary autopsy notes of noted forensic pathologist Michael Baden who noted that all of the shots appeared to come from the front.
It appears to me that the mainstream media has already decided the guilt or innocence of both the dead teenage thug and the police officer who was forced to defend his own life with lethal force. Some media even going so far as to assist those who want to harm the officer by publishing his address and attempting to interview his neighbors. There are talking heads that endlessly repeat falsehoods, assertions, slander and call it journalism. Anything to create content on a 24/7 basis and attract an audience. It does not even seem to matter that racists, agitators, and those who do not wish America well are being given a disproportionate amount of time to transfer their bile and their agenda to a mostly apathetic audience who soaks it in without any critical thought or analysis.
Most so-called journalists and pundits appear to be afraid of displeasing their guests with hard-hitting questions that insure that they will never return to that particular stage again. Somewhat like the progressive socialist democrats in the Obama Administration offering access in exchange for softball interviews.
Six, that Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder would attempt to enter a local police matter and spin the story for political advantage – places the officer at much greater risk of over-zealous prosecution and the conjuring-up of evidence that doesn’t exist or that may have alternative explanation. We have seen a number of Obamacons openly thumb their nose at the American justice system to gin-up a media-worthy event or political result. I do not believe Attorney General Eric Holder is honest and ethical – or can be trusted with this inquiry.
Seven, that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has somehow gained wisdom and enlightenment to put forth the following piece in Time Magazine is to demonstrate why progressive socialist democrats are bereft of common sense and are perhaps the most dangerous among us …
The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race
“And, unless we want the Ferguson atrocity to also be swallowed and become nothing more than an intestinal irritant to history, we have to address the situation not just as another act of systemic racism, but as what else it is: class warfare.” -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a six-time National Basketball Association champion and league Most Valuable Player. He is also a celebrated author, filmmaker and education ambassador. <Source>
Atrocity? A thug apparently attacks a police officer after committing a criminal act and is shot dead – and that’s an atrocity? Just another act of systemic racism? An example of class warfare? In what alternative universe does a basketball player, albeit a champion basketball player, have access to all of the facts and comes to the conclusion we are viewing an atrocity, another act of systemic racism and class warfare? This is an example of the clear and present danger idiots who have gained some measure of celebrity pose to society when they opine on social events.
Eight, a peaceful protest ends being peaceful when Molotov cocktails are used or shots are fired. It doesn’t matter what group initiates the hostile action, the police cannot allow anyone, peaceful or not, to remain at risk in the area. To do so would be police malfeasance.
Nine, to allow looting, rioting, and the destruction of private property in order to prevent further rioting or to avoid appearing racist is wrong.
Ten, when you hear “no justice, no peace” who are hearing the words of racists, activists, and others who are willing to condemn and convict someone without knowing the facts. The phrase itself is a racist chant that presupposes that the mob’s wisdom – as directed by activists and agitators – is correct. Something that has been proven to be far from the truth in most cases.
Eleven, and if you want to see a case of blatant self-promotion from the mother of another thug, you need go no farther than the liberal Time Magazine piece by Trayvon Martin’s mother.
Trayvon Martin’s Mom: ‘If They Refuse to Hear Us, We Will Make Them Feel Us’
Sybrina Fulton is the mother of Trayvon Martin and the founder of the Trayvon Martin Foundation. In a letter to the family of Ferguson teen Michael Brown written exclusively for TIME, Fulton reflects on what the families now share.
I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern is that so many of these gun violence cases involve children far too young. But Michael is much more than a police/gun violence case; Michael is your son. A son that barely had a chance to live. Our children are our future so whenever any of our children – black, white, brown, yellow, or red – are taken from us unnecessarily, it causes a never-ending pain that is unlike anything I could have imagined experiencing.
Further complicating the pain and loss in this tragedy is the fact that the killer of your son is alive, known, and currently free. In fact, he is on paid administrative leave. <Source>
Excuse me! Is this the mother who was looking for a big payday from the death of her son – even before Zimmerman was charged with a crime? Is this the innocent child that was visiting his father while serving a ten-day suspension from school? A man-child killed due to a self-initiated confrontation with a neighborhood watch captain that did everything right when he called the police and was then attacked by the physically imposing Trayvon Martin?
She didn’t lose her son to senseless gun violence, her son precipitated the confrontation by attacking George Zimmerman and forcing him to use lethal force to save his life.
Her statement that says “tragedy is the fact that the killer of your son is alive, known, and currently free. In fact, he is on paid administrative leave.” What? The police officer who defended his life against a 6’4” 292-pound aggressor who knew that he had just committed a crime is not a killer. Not until he is judged in a court of law by a jury of his peers.
And speaking of administrative leave, it appears that Sybrina milked her Miami-Dade county job for all it was worth. And, where are the financial documents for the Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation? Something stinks!
This does not seem to be some badge-heavy racist rogue officer that the racists and agitators are portraying …
Darren’s Father’s proud Facebook picture of the Ferguson Police Chief giving a commendation to his son Darren Wilson
Bottom line …
The racists, race-baiters, race-hustlers, and agitators don’t give a damn about Michael Brown or those in the Ferguson community. They are there for self-promotion and possibly a payday. It pains me to see a community suddenly fall prey to these race-mongering bastards – and I include President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Governor Jay Nixon, and the other political asswipes who are attempting to spin the story for political advantage. As for the communist rabble-rousers like the New Black Panther Party, one wonders why some in the black community – including law enforcement authorities – have not demanded that they be charged with a crime in rallying a crowd to call for Officer Wilson’s death.
The progressive socialist democrats are continuing to divide America into warring factions based on class, race, sex, sexual orientation, and anything else that they can use to create a coalition of victims that need the progressive socialist democrats to redress and provide reparations. These people are a clear and present danger to America, Americans, and anyone else that believes in the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law.
Whether or not police officer Wilson will be given the same life-altering treatment as George Zimmerman is up to the good folks in the community. The ones that see what is going on and are unafraid to call bullshit when they see it.
We are being laid low by a confirmation bias … where those who are predisposed, for whatever the reason, to see America as racist and the police as Nazi, are finding confirmation in the racist, anti-American garbage that is being put out by the media who continue to give more than equal time to those who are blatantly racist or are self-serving agitators.
Let' see how many actual witnesses confirm the police officer' version and stand-up to cross-examination. I personally think that the police officer will be vindicated and that Michael Brown will be turned from thug into a racial martyr much in the same manner the thug Treyvon Martin was elevated to the pantheon of victimhood.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"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
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS