Despite all of the pressure applied by mobocracy, much of which was sadly fueled by the President's irresponsible statements and Eric Holder's bias without even knowing the truth, the jury held firm. They are to be thanked and congratulated for proving once again that our legal system, while not perfect, is still the best on earth.
Sadly, it took only minutes after the word of "no charges" that the troublemakers looking for a fight started their mischief. A number of small businesses were torched, a police car was set on fire and gunfire was heard in the area. Large crowds roamed the area, pelting news crews with rocks and using the F-bomb liberally, just looking for trouble. But through it all the police maintained restraint and at least no one has been killed, at least not yet.
Eric Holder's Justice Department is still looking for a civil rights violation, even after months of investigation have turned up nothing of note despite their efforts to capitalize on the tragedy. And from Obama's comments last night, mentioning first and foremost the responsibility for police to be restrained, it is obvious at least to this writer that the strong arm of the government is not on the side of the people. I find it sad that Obama is always quick to jump in and find fault with our officers in blue while making repeated excuses for the mob.
Let's be clear. The only people who really have the truth about what happened between Michael Brown and Officer Wilson in Ferguson are those who spent months on the grand jury. This group, made up of whites, blacks, men and women in accordance with the general St. Louis County population mix, could find no probable cause to charge Officer Wilson with any crime. Wilson, a 175 lb. officer was clearly attacked by the 6"4' nearly three hundred pound teen, with blood from the dead being found both inside the patrol car and on the officer's gun. Forensics showed that all shots were frontal, not from the rear and the officer was facing a full force running attack (akin to a diving tackle by a football linebacker) at the time of the fatal shot.
So now what is going to happen? Will the community calm down after last night's violence or will willful mayhem and violence continue? We really won't know until the hours pass and darkness comes again, but we do know that Al Sharpton, a man always looking for a situation to exploit, is on his way to Ferguson. Nothing good in the way of peace and tranquility ever follows this man.
Let's pray for calm to prevail, for citizens to be allowed to return to normal and for the agitator community to be stopped cold in it's tracks. Nothing good can come from continued strife and Americans need to honor and respect the legal system which worked appropriately in this case. It's time for the race hustlers to put down their signs and rid themselves of hate and instead work to rebuild a community they are trying so hard to destroy.
God bless and be with the good people of Ferguson who just want to be left alone and God bless America.