The St. Louis Grand Jury does not indict Officer Wilson. The Prosecutor makes the announcement and offers a long and measured explanation, including unemotional answers to numerous, often loaded questions. In Ferguson, the crowds are agitated and get increasingly boistrous. They try to overturn a polihTce vehicle. They set another on fire. Shots are fired. Law enforcement fires teargas and smashbangs. The crowd breaks into Ferguson Market and Liquor Store and ransacks it.
President Obama weighs in–another remarkable event. His comments seem to assume that the grand jury’s decision was wrong. He urges those who are disappointed not to protest violently, and–even-handedly!–tells police officers not to respond violently to protests. He goes on to say that Ferguson illustrates nationwide problems of relations between police and communities, and so on. It all has to do with the need for more progress in race relations.”
He reiterates the Brown family’s plea for peace. He rails about the system needing discussion and change. He never mentions the black on black crime and the overwhelming percentage of crime being committed by blacks. No mention of double digit murder of blacks ever week in his home city of Chicago and elsewhere. He promises that Holder’s DOJ will investigate every instance of police action on blacks. Huh???
Obama is not the President of America; he speaks as the president of blacks.