A scene that saw “Black Lives Matter” protesters chanting “We ready for war” and taunting the police quickly turned to gunfire in Ferguson, Missouri Sunday night at the one-year anniversary protest of Michael Brown’s death.
The sound of dozens of gunshots overshadowed Ferguson’s acting police chief Andre Anderson’s assertion that his department is “trying to work with the community . . . and we just want to be as patient as possible.”
The truth is, these thugs don’t want patience from police. They hold their “hands up,” but they don’t want peace. They chant “Hands up! Don’t Shoot!” the “mantra of a movement,” Jonathan Caphart writes, that’s “built on a lie.”
Racism or an unjust police state didn’t kill Michael Brown. Michael Brown’s commitment to thuggery and lawlessness lead to his demise.
Michael Brown is no martyr. He was a burglary suspect. After a violent tussle and a failed attempt to disarm Officer Darren Wilson, Michael Brown was shot dead before he could cause more harm.
Had Michael Brown simply complied with Officer Wilson, he’d still be alive today.
If these angry activists want “war” with the white oppressors they say are targeting black people, they should take their furor from Ferguson to Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Planned Parenthood kills a thousand black babies everyday in America. Why not focus your outrage there? Or do those black lives not matter?
After all, it was President Obama’s Justice Department, then-headed by Eric Holder, that exonerated Officer Wilson when it “found no evidence to support civil rights charges against” him, the New York Times reported.
A course correction is needed now more than ever. These misguided malcontents are marching, against Capehart’s warnings, “under the banner of a false narrative on behalf of someone who would otherwise offend our sense of right and wrong.”
More protests in Ferguson are expected.
Hopefully, past folly won’t predict the future.