The police officer was black. The unarmed victim was described as “white-hispanic.” But there was no national outrage. There was no violence, looting or burning. Why is it racism if a white officer shoots a black suspect, but just fine if a black officer does? Does the black community only get at white policemen? Isn’t that a case of…racism?
Would there be protests if a black officer had shot Michael Brown? Would there be national outrage if a black officer shot a white suspect who was charging at him, after already breaking his eye socket? Would there be rioting in the streets of Ferguson if a black male murdered another young black male? Of course not.
And where is the outrage over black-on-white crime? Race-based hate crime surged in Washington DC last year. Almost all of this increase in violence involved black criminals and white victims. Where was the national outrage? Where are the protests? Where is Obama?
And if white police shooting blacks is a national issue…why isn't black criminals gunning down white policemen on the national radar? In just the past 60 days five white police officers were murdered by black criminals. Why hasn’t this sparked national outrage? Here are the names of the dead policemen: Detective Melvin Santiago…Officer Jeffrey Westerfield…Officer Perry Renn…Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares…Detective Charles Dinwiddie.
I have a few questions for our President. Why has Obama never said a word about out-of-control black violent crime in America? Why has he never said a word about police officers (whether black or white) gunned down? Why were there more U.S. government dignitaries at Michael Brown’s funeral than Margaret Thatcher’s funeral? Why has Obama made the Michael Brown incident into a national outrage, but he says and does nothing about a hero Marine being held for months in a Mexican prison on trumped up charges? Strange priorities.
Now let’s examine the Michael Brown case itself. I ask my fellow Americans to do something that President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the media and those crowds in Ferguson, Missouri don’t want to do…examine the facts as we now know them.
Fact: The “victim” Michael Brown had just robbed a store. Not just any robbery. This was a “strong arm robbery” involving thug-like behavior, all caught on video
Fact: Initial blood tests confirmed he had drugs in his system.
Fact: The use of force is justified if you believe your life is in danger or you are facing a person intent on doing you bodily harm.
Brown was a monster of a man, 6’4” 290 pounds. What would you do if a giant thug came charging at you in an attempt to run you over, knock you down and take your gun? Wouldn’t you believe your life was in danger if the man charging you had already punched you in the face and, as x-rays now prove, broken your eye socket?
Fact: There are now a dozen witnesses who corroborate Wilson’s account of the story.
Fact: Wilson struggled with Brown. Brown “severely” beat the officer before attempting to escape.
Officer Wilson followed and ordered him to stop. Brown turned and charged at Officer Wilson.
The only witness claiming that Brown was shot in cold blood, with his hands up, was his criminal cohort Dorian Johnson- who has an outstanding warrant for theft and was arrested in the past for lying to police. You mean rioting, burning, looting, national outrage and condemnation was all based on a lying criminal?
To make matters worse St Louis media is now reporting that Dorian Johnson has recanted his story.
Was this Michael Brown’s first run-in with the law? Brown’s supporter’s claim he had no “adult criminal record.” Well he just turned 18 only months ago. But did he have a criminal record as a minor? Investigative reporter Charles Johnson has filed a lawsuit to force Missouri to open Brown’s juvenile records. Johnson has been told by police that Brown had a criminal record, but it’s been kept from the public. Why? Does it ruin Obama and Holder’s narrative?
The narrative that Officer Wilson did not know Michael Brown had just robbed the store is unimportant. What is important is that Michael Brown knew. Why? Because the criminal fears being caught. He assumes the cop is pulling him over because he knows. The criminal is then emboldened to take action to escape the police officer.
The facts so far don’t bode well for Michael Brown. This appears to be an over-zealous reaction to a police shooting that was never based on racism. A police officer was defending his life from a hulking, giant thug who had already punched him, broken his eye socket and tried to take his gun away.
What would you have done? Let a 290 pound thug knock you down, wrestle away your gun and kill you? This police officer was just doing his job. All he wanted was to go home safely to his wife and children.
But none of that has stopped Brown’s supporters from chanting for the DEATH of Officer Darren Wilson.
I, for one, stand with Officer Wilson. I will raise money for his defense if needed. I will organize protests against any attempt to prosecute this police officer, either for murder or trumped-up, politicized civil rights charges.
Have no doubt, Officer Wilson’s life and freedom are in danger. It will take the silent majority of taxpaying, law-abiding American citizens to stand together to stop an innocent hero police officer from being railroaded to satisfy political correctness and the racist agenda of an unpopular, embittered president.
The real irony of this case is that Eric Holder seems intent on appointing a special prosecutor to railroad Officer Wilson, when the special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate the serious crimes of President Obama and Attorney General Holder.
Wayne Allyn Root is known as "the Capitalist Evangelist." Wayne’s latest book is "The Power of RELENTLESS.” Wayne is a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, bestselling author, international business speaker, serial entrepreneur and conservative media personality – appearing on over 5,000 interviews in the past five years. Wayne’s web site: ROOTforAmerica.com.