- Posted August 15, 2014 by
Beverly Hills, California
FERGUSON SHOOTING.....HOOLIGANISM DEFIES RATIONALITY AS PRIMITIVE MOBS RAMPAGE !
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
We have an incredible warrior class in this country - people in law enforcement, intelligence - and I thank God every night we have them standing fast to protect us from the tremendous amount of evil that exists in the world.
AFTER LISTENING TO THE LATEST EYEWITNESS RECORDING, TOGETHER WITH THE GHETTO-TYPE FILTHY LANGUAGE CONVERSATION OF BOTH MEN AND WOMEN DISCUSSING THE ALTERCATION, THIS REPORTER IS CONVINCED THAT THE OFFICER IS NOT TO BLAME AND IN FACT IS VINDICATED !
As a single dad of two grown Sons I can understand the pain, suffering and outrage of Brown's family, friends and the black community !
I can also understand that Brown was NOT of good character as is CLEARLY revealed in that convenience store incident !
If a white person had been in the same situation he/she would have been treated in the same way !
I have lived in the US over 25 years and their police are the best trained in the World, they respond according to the attitude and behavior of whoever they are confronted with and when someone strolls arrogantly and defiantly blocking traffic down the middle of the road any cop is duty bound to respond !
From what I have seen as a journalist and foreign correspondent for over 53 years there is an anarchistic mentality among many American blacks that they can do anything and should NOT be questioned about their actions.....legal or otherwise !
OR ELSE RIOTS AND LOOTING WILL HAPPEN!
I have lived all over the US and in many other countries and in all the time I was in America, travelling everywhere, I and my Son never encounted a cop who tried to treat us unfairly or shoot us!
If you think American cops are trigger happy and dangerous check my blog for how horrific the British ones are !
Every second a black crime is committed across America...in many cases extremely violent !
then when the cops try to do their duty (including black cops) often break out and looting happens...get my point ?
Most cops seem to be good people with the right attitude...their will always be some trigger happy exceptions...but I do NOT believe ANY American cop would cold bloodedly shoot ANYONE especially with their hands in the air !
I see this whole scenario as n excuse for cop and authority haters
and publicity opportunists like Sharplin to jump on the bandwagon and inflame the situation !
Of course I don't approve use of DEADLY force when other ways like tasers and pepper gas,etc is available...It clearly appears to me and any other intelligent observer that Brown behaved provocatively and even masochistically when attempting to grab the cop's gun ! The store video portrays his true character as a thief and bully shoving smaller folk around when they try to stop him stealing!
He didn't deserve to be shot or die because of this but neither did the cop (s) deserve to be assaulted so the pendulum swings both ways...America is a country based on law and order...cops are the thin line between safety, security and anarchy...if you don't break laws you have nothing to worry about in MOST cases ! If you on the other hand disrespect the laws and police and physically abuse them in the course of their duties...well you can expect them to defend themselves too !
On a whole America's cops are good, decent people, they have an un-enviable job and save a LOT of lives while endangering their own.
Let's give em a break !
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