It’s been reported that Darren Wilson plans to return to work if he is not indicted by a grand jury. God help him if he does. Given the preparations by the city, state and Feds, one is led to believe that an indictment, considering the forensic evidence, is unlikely. Riots are anticipated no matter what the verdict is.
If Darren Wilson is not indicted and he returns to work, he is a dead man. There is already a bounty on Wilson’s head:
A group describing itself as a ‘Militant Resistance’ to a ‘corrupt police state’ has offered $5000 for details of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s whereabouts, MailOnline can reveal.
Officer Wilson, 28, has been in hiding on paid leave ever since he gunned down unarmed teenager Michael Brown, 18, on 9 August.
Now, in one of a series of incendiary tweets the RbG Black Rebels have stated, ‘We are paying $5k cash for location of Ofc. Darren Wilson. Real $, no joke, no crime we just wana get his photo an ask him a few questions.’
The group is stockpiling ammunition for the friendly interview:
And though the RbG Black Rebels insist this is not a bounty on the officer’s head, the chilling offer is set in the context of a stream of violent online posts boasting of ‘combat experience’, ‘stockpiling’ ammunition, cleaning out gun stores and being #WarReady.
Typical of the reponse elicited by the offer is one follower’s demand, ‘@[email protected] Yank that bastard off the street. He is a murderer running free still.’
Jay Nixon, the feckless idiot Governor of Missouri who demanded a “vigorous prosecution” of Wilson but then said he wasn’t really calling for a vigorous prosecution of Wilson has declared a state of emergency in Ferguson in anticipation of the grand jury decision.
Then we hit this sentence in the article:
It is three months since Wilson pumped six bullets into the teenager as he walked down the middle of the road with a friend.
How might describe this? A little incendiary, perhaps?
It is utterly idiotic and unnecessary.
The author of the article, Laura Collins, adds
This Wilsons’) account is in stark contrast with that of several eye witnesses and Brown’s companion who have claimed that the unarmed teen had his hands up, or by his side, and begged the officer ‘Stop shooting.’
failing to mention the fact that they also claimed Brown was shot in the back and one notable witness has a suffers from impaired veracity. She also fails to note that the forensic data support Wilson’s account.
This is not going to end well. The agitators have absolutely no interest in the facts of the case. There is a Facebook page “Justice for Mike Brown” which asserts:
18 year old “Mike” was gunned down by police shot 10 times and he was unarmed. He was heading home with his friend. Justice for Mike!
And that’s it. No mention of the strong arm robbery, no mention of the assault on Wilson, nothing. They do, however, proudly brag of the streets they are able to close and the traffic they are able to disrupt, as though impairing the commerce of Ferguson is going to boost their cause.
They do not seek justice. Justice would mean “the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness..”
It would mean weighing all the facts and not simply playing on emotions while avoiding the facts. It would mean being fair. But that’s not the goal here. Not at all. The goal is a pound of flesh and I fear that should Wilson return to duty they will get it. If Wilson comes to harm the responsibility will lie in large part with the Laura Collins’s of the media who post incomplete stories and Eric Holder and Barack Obama, who have nothing but fan the flames. Have you heard Obama or Holder tell the Ferguson community not to touch Wilson?