After months of fomenting strife, hate, and unrest surrounding the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, the increasingly discredited establishment press — Time magazine, in particular, but others too — has taken it to the next level. On November 25, Time published an incendiary “opinion” piece headlined “Ferguson: In Defense of Rioting.” As the title suggests, the commentary defends the perpetration of violence following a grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Wilson on charges of murder and manslaughter. But the piece goes even beyond that, calling riots “necessary” to the “evolution” of society.
Following the announcement of the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, rioters in Ferguson, Missouri, burned mostly minority-owned businesses — all in the name of justice.
The Ferguson grand jury turned down all five potential charges brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, with none of them being persuasive enough to garner the nine votes necessary to indict him from the 12-member grand jury.
The grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, will release its verdict in the shooting death of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson 48 hours after it has informed public safety officials, putting the expected announcement off to just before the Thanksgiving Day break.
With threats of violence in the Ferguson shooting incident being serious enough to scare policemen and their families into hiding, how sure can we be that the grand jury is not subject to the same kinds of fears?