“Report: More than a dozen witnesses say Brown attacked officer”
Time for Jesse and Al to tuck their shameless tails between their legs and scuttle off back to nicely-appointed race hustling headquarters. But maybe they can grab a free big screen first. FOR JUSTICE!
Yesterday, after reciting what appears to the Darren Wilson’s account of his shooting of Michael Brown, I wondered whether any witnesses would back Wilson’s version which, I imagined, would be contradicted by Brown’s friends. Now comes a tweet from Christine Byers of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that “more than a dozen witnesses have corroborated cop’s version of events in shooting.” [Edit: she now says the Tweet doesn’t meet publication standards; but that’s a walkback, not an admission of poor sourcing]
I don’t know whether that’s true, but it would help explain why Wilson has not been charged, as the mob is demanding.
If Byers is correct, some interesting questions arise. Assuming that the “white cop killed innocent black for no reason” narrative implodes, will the angry mob go home? Or will it become even more incensed, as seemed to happen when the video of Brown’s robbery was released? Or will the facts make no difference at all, such that the protesting and looting continue until the mob gets tired or is forcibly halted.
I’m betting on choice number three.
Of course. Because the brutal truth is the majority of those “protesting” don’t give a good goddamn about Michael Brown. They’re there to break shit, steal stuff, and take it to “the Man.” The fact that the “politically active” “social justice crowd” is so tied to progressivism — as is a media that has helped fuel what was a tragedy into its current state of travesty — and so are themselves The Man, and not the counterculture warriors they so desperately want to be, is lost on these ideologically blinded dullards.
Want to be really edgy? Pretend the cop may have actually been justified in the shooting, especially given his broken orbital socket and the fact that the “unarmed teen” appeared, by many accounts, to be charging at him like a 300 lb bull elk.
Because that’s like, Hunter Thompson-type stuff right there — not the easy task of siding with the race baiters and the perpetual grievance groups that can’t seem to go a day without looking for some high profile victimization to exploit. And failing miserably most of the time.