This is my third post today and I do it only because I'm angry! I just read an article that makes my blood boil and I have to get it out.
Remember years ago when George Wallace was running for President? Remember when David Duke was running for President? Remember how the nation rejected them and denounced them because they were very open and outspoken racists?
How times have changed. It seems we now knowingly elect outspoken racists to political office.
The article I read was about members of the Congressional Black Caucus raising their hands in the "Hands up - Don't shoot" mantra of the Ferguson protesters - last evening on the House floor. Their demonstration was said to have been "a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said as he took the floor. “In community, after community, after community, fed up with police violence in Ferguson, in Brooklyn, in Cleveland, in Oakland, in cities and counties and rural communities all across America.”
He added that "people are fed up with injustice, a broken criminal justice system and continuing to see young, unarmed African-American men killed as a result of a gunshot fired by a law enforcement officer.”
Their actions completely disregard the findings of the grand jury in Ferguson last week - that Michael Brown attacked Officer Darren Wilson and Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown in self-defense. I would say maybe they are ignorant about the facts of the case but I don't believe that for a minute. No, their ignorance is self-imposed. They choose to ignore facts because facts don't always fit into their agenda. They also choose to ignore the facts of black genocide in our inner-cities because those facts are too inconvenient for their racially driven campaign.
It's interesting that Jeffries mentioned Cleveland, where a 12 year old black boy was shot by a police officer just last week. That 12 year old boy wasn't unarmed. He was carrying a pellet pistol that was an exact replica of a real 9mm pistol. It even had the orange ring (which identified it as a toy) removed. The gun looked real and the boy was flashing it around, which is why the police were called in the first place. When the officer arrived and confronted the boy the child turned and reached for the pistol in his belt. That's when the officer fired at him. He might have been an innocent 12 year old kid playing with a toy gun but to a police officer, and to the people that called 911 about him, he was an armed suspect.
The people who follow and support the "Hands up - Don't shoot" mantra are blindly and intentionally following something that never happened. Mike Brown's hands were not up. He was not executed. He was shot while trying to assault a police officer and do great bodily harm. Those who make him a martyr or a hero are misleading themselves and others. And it's sickening that it's being done by our political officials.