Last night, one of the news outlets ran a segment where they interviewed marchers in New York protesting the choke-hold death of Eric Garner, asking them about “justice” in the Ferguson, MO police shooting death of Michael Brown.
I was amazed not so much that most of those questioned have already assumed that Officer Darren Wilson was GUILTY of murdering Michael Brown, despite the many unknown facts, but at the call for justice. The call for justice is appropriate, but this call was for the ARREST and CONVICTION of Darren Wilson WITHOUT A TRIAL. Many said that the facts are in, he is guilty and doesn’t deserve a trial. REALLY??
DOESN’T DESERVE A TRIAL!! I was dumbfounded. It wasn’t just one or two people. It was said over and over again. When asked about our justice system assuming one to be innocent until proven guilty, this group was willing to throw that out the window. “All the witnesses say it is so” was the overall response. One said the witnesses are correct so he doesn’t listen to the news for any further facts (not that most of the media isn’t already spinning it against Officer Darren Wilson.)
It is obvious that the only justice that will be acceptable in Ferguson MO is the arrest, trial, conviction, and incarceration of a white police officer. To railroad the facts, whatever they ultimately are, to reach the “required” end, will be the greatest travesty of justice for ALL.
And on a sidenote, an unarmed white 21 year old male was shot and killed by a black police officer in Utah. Is Eric Holder enroute to Utah now? No, I didn’t think so.