When it comes to the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri I’ve maintained a simple (and I think rational) mindset: Let’s let the facts come out and I hope whatever those facts conclude, that justice is ultimately served.
Far too many people almost seem to be “rooting” for one side to “win” over the other. As if this is some kind of sporting event where people are choosing their favorite “team.”
No matter what the ultimate outcome, whether Wilson is guilty or innocent, all anyone should want is for the truth to come out and justice to be served.
That being said, I just watched a pro-Darren Wilson group’s public comments regarding their position and they might just be the most ridiculous, stupid thing I’ve ever seen.
The person giving the speech started it out by stating that the media has shown a “clear bias” against Officer Wilson.
It’s not helping Darren Wilson that it’s over two weeks later and there’s almost no evidence that supports his side of the story. In fact, the “best” evidence to support his claim that he was assaulted by Mike Brown turned out to be a completely fabricated story that was soundly debunked by the blog Little Green Footballs.
Then she goes on to emphasize that these people are not associated with any hate group. Though she does state that many of the pro-Wilson supporters have received death threats. Which is something I don’t doubt at all.
I don’t care what “side” of this you think is right, absolutely nothing justifies sending death threats to anyone.
Though what she said next was slightly comical, “We will not hide, we will no longer live in fear.”
Says the group who waited two weeks to make this public statement, long after most of the protests have drastically shrunk in numbers. So “courageous.”
But the most outrageous part of this entire speech came at the end when the woman said, “At the end of this statement the media will inevitably ask for my name. You want my name, my name is Darren Wilson – we are Darren Wilson.”
I don’t know what the heck that even means. I literally laughed when I got to that part.
They are… a cop who shot an unarmed man six times from over 20 feet away? Because even in a “best case scenario” for Wilson and his supporters, those facts are indisputable.
And the sad part is people erupted into applause when she said it.
These comments were just completely absurd. They claim to be based on “facts,” but I’d like to know what “facts” these individuals seem to know that nobody else seems to.
Because, so far, I’m not seeing much of anything to support Wilson’s side of the story.
This entire thing reeked of nothing than a “white” response to protests that have mostly been comprised of African Americans.
Watch the comments below via CNN: