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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