After months of intense scrutiny trying to second-guess an action Officer Darren Wilson had maybe a second to ponder, the United States Department of Injustice finally gave up its witch hunt and admitted there was nothing in the officer’s actions that violated the law or the Constitution.
For those living on Mars or somewhere, Darren Wilson is the policeman in Ferguson, MO, who used his gun to defend himself against an attack by a much larger man who had just robbed a store. The attacker, Michael Brown, used his 300 pound size to bully smaller people, and was trying to take the policeman’s gun away from him at the time of the shooting.
When a policeman faces a criminal, he has micro-seconds to determine whether or not that person is a threat to the lives and safety of the public—or himself—and then decide what to do about it. Unlike the policeman on the scene, district attorneys, grand juries, and federal investigators take months to pick apart every possible aspect of that split-second decision.
Darren Wilson should have been exonerated within hours, or at least days, of the occurrence, but that wouldn’t have fit the agendas of the leftist politicians and civil rights agitators. These agitators whipped emotions in the community to the point that they boiled over into rampant looting and other crimes. I don’t remember reading about how Attorney General Eric Holder or Missouri Governor Jay Nixon investigated these any of these agitators for their parts in fomenting the riots.
Thanks to Governor Nixon, Attorney General Holder, Al Sharpton and other rabble rousers, Darren Wilson—a police officer who was doing nothing except his job of protecting the public—has been pressured into resigning from the force, and many local merchants have suffered immeasurable losses from the ensuing rioting. All of this was done in sympathy with a bullying thug.
Actually, I’m surprised that Holder couldn’t manufacture some kind of “evidence” to persecute Wilson into prison. I’m sure the news from the Justice Department is of some comfort to Darren Wilson, but wouldn’t it have been more comforting if everyone had just accepted the grand jury’s verdict and left the man alone? It’s a travesty that people who choose careers in public service have to deal with fallout like this for doing their jobs properly.
What do you think this officer should have done differently? What would you do if a 300 pound man was attacking you?
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I’m here from Susie’s party. I don’t have any firsthand knowledge, so I won’t presume I have the right to make a judgment call on this matter (although that seems to be the problem, doesn’t it? People making judgments when they don’t even have the facts?). What I do wonder is how we manage to find anyone these days who still wants to be a police officer. Glad you could come to the party.
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Thanks for visiting, Maggie. I hope you’ll return.
Dropping by from Susie’s party. I’m not much into politics either, but there has to come a point where the rabble rousing and publics hangings need to end. If I am being attacked I would use whatever means possible to defend myself, no matter what the attackers size. People have a right to defend their lives, loved ones, and property.
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Thanks, Regular Guy. You make sense.
You know me David, I’m not a political girl and won’t weigh in on this one, but thanks for bringing it to the party! Have fun clicking on links and mingling with the guests!
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David, I agree 100% with you. I do not think there is anything Officer Wilson could have done differently. I believe that it’s a law enforcement officer’s duty (and in the rule books) that he/she HAS to take force, be it by restraining or shooting, to protect the citizens and community when there’s a perpetrator on the loose. At least, this seemed to be my interpretation of what I heard on AM radio. My heart absolutely breaks for Officer Wilson. He will never have freedom again because so many are angered by his actions. But what about the perpetrator’s actions? He wasn’t an innocent “kid” as people made him out to be. He was a criminal who, like you said, bullied the store clerk from which he stole from, and then attacked an officer. And yet, there’s an outcry for him? I don’t get it. And yes, I am truly sad for his parents. It is tragic when anyone dies, and especially your own child. However, he wasn’t innocent. Period. We should have the right, as US Citizens, to use force against anyone who is trying to endanger our lives…no matter what their race is.
Thank you, Shannon. We need a national outcry of people thinking like you.
Dave, I’m curious to know whether that was Officer Warren’s first kill. He may have used the fear factor as a reason to resign, when it just may have been that he simply lost his nerve. He really didn’t seen like a typical “hard-ass.”
And as a sidebar: I am so sick of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. They are part of the problem we face today. It’s sad, ut I believe they are using Black issues just to simply make a name for themselves, and that they really don’t care about black issues. Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King they are NOT.
Thanks, Carole. They not only get a lot of publicity for themselves, but they make tons of money from their “racial leadership.”
I don’t know what the officer could have done differently. Used Mace? I do know this: If a 300 lb. man, woman, or gorilla were trying to attack me, I’d run like crazy, screaming at the top of my lungs.
Unless you had a gun to protect yourself. Thanks, Sharon.