The main thing I don’t understand about the whole mess in Ferguson (despite lots of weird things that happened) is why did the black community decide that this was the straw to break the camel’s back?
I think that blacks have plenty to be angry about concerning how they are treated by law enforcement in general. Wouldn’t it have been better for the last straw to have been something like the case this comic references — a twelve year old boy shot dead because he had a toy gun, even though the person who reported it to the police said that the gun was probably fake. Or any of thousands of cases like it?
Irrespective of everything else, there is one critical fact: Bob McCulloch should never have been involved with this prosecution in any way. His father was a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Given that Wilson’s defense revolves around the argument that he was acting in self-defense and felt his life was threatened, it is foolish beyond belief to suggest that McCulloch could act objectively.
His failure to recuse himself is inexcusable.
That’s like asking why some dumb youtube video is popular. There’s no reason for it, it just “went viral”.
What seems to have flown completely below the radar is the NRA’s utter silence concerning the various minorities who have been gunned down by “law enforcement” for the crime of being black and carrying something that looks like a real gun, whether or not it is a real gun and whether or not anyone in endangered by the actions of the minority with the gun.
Is the second amendment, in the eyes of the NRA, a purely Caucasian American right?
I’d like to see a little media questioning of the NRA concerning these incidents.
Also, with regard to the 12 year old, Ohio is an open carry state. The NSA should be apoplectic about someone being shot simply for having a gun in public but there’s nothing but silence.
How many casualties would there have been at the Bundy ranch, one wonders, if all the gun-toting protesters had been people of color? The color of a person’s skin very clearly matters when it comes to carrying firearms.
Actually, a white guy with an AR15 is likely to be less of a threat.
Monica – tell that to the kids and teachers at Sandy Hook or the movie goers in Aurora.