Officer Darren Wilson – Tried And Convicted Before The Facts Are Known

Governor Jay NixonI did not intend to write about what is happening in Ferguson, MO so soon, but this question needs to be asked. Why has Officer Darren Wilson, the man who shot Michael Brown, already being tried and convicted before the full facts are known about what happened on August 9? No, a trial has not been conducted, but a grand jury will soon be convened. No, Officer Darren Wilson has not sat in a trial before a jury of his peers, but he has already been convicted in the court of public opinion. That public opinion seems to run as high as the Governor of Missouri.

You can watch the video of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s statement below, but let me include a quote of the most important part, via The Gateway Pundit. Pay special attention to what Governor Nix says around the 3:24 mark in the video.

…Amid all the pain and distrust and anger, we’ve also seen tremendous acts of grace, courage, and kindness as the people of Ferguson try to maintain peace, while they call for justice for the family of Michael Brown. In Ferguson, people of all races and creeds are joining hands to pray for justice. Teenagers cooking meals for law enforcement officers. Community leaders demonstrating courage and heroism throughout the night in standing against armed and violent instigators

…But we will not be defeated by bricks and guns and Molotov cocktails. With the help of peaceful demonstrators, pastors and community leaders, Captain Johnson and law enforcement will not give up trying to ensure that those with peace in their hearts are not drowned out by those with senseless violence in their hands.

Second, a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued.

The democratically elected St. Louis County prosecutor and the Attorney General of the United States, each have a job to do.

One important question keeps playing over and over in my mind. Why is the Governor of Missouri calling for a vigorous prosecution so the family of the deceased Michael Brown can receive justice? Should he not be calling for a vigorous investigation so the full facts can be discovered and released? Does he completely ignore the possibility that Darren Wilson may very well have been justified in shooting Michael Brown?

The truth is, we do not know what happened between Officer Wilson and Michael Brown. There was certainly a scuffle and a shot fired inside Wilson’s police unit. That seems to suggest that Brown had instigated a fight with the officer by reaching through the window. At any rate, would it be too much to ask of the public officials, of the public themselves, to wait until the investigation is concluded, before they start calling for a vigorous prosecution of Officer Wilson?

This is exactly the kind of rush to judgement I decried in my previous post about the events in Ferguson. We are a nation of laws, but the law has been given no opportunity to do its job in Ferguson. And Governor Jay Nixon is helping nothing by making the kind of public statement he just released. It is a travesty of how our system of laws is supposed to operate. Clearly, no matter how this turns out, or what the facts actually are, America will not be better off after Ferguson has receded into the background of history.

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8 comments to Officer Darren Wilson – Tried And Convicted Before The Facts Are Known

  • Nixon the Democrat is just pandering to the leftists and the blacks. If there’s a governor in the country who should be indicted for abuse of power it’s Nixon, not Rick Perry.

  • EstablishmentByProxy

    Governor Nixon helms a predominantly conservative state government. This issue excluded, his image is one of moderation and my own distant view of his pertinent actions, on the whole, has actually served to reinforce this perception for me (surprise!). I’ve tried to vote him out of office, but somehow my state has yet to kick such ‘progressives’ out of the governor’s mansion just yet.

    Somewhat begrudgingly, I’ll give old Jay the benefit of the doubt regarding his choice of words and the inference you’ve rightly noted. It does indeed seem to be coded for consumption by his constituency. My bet is if you were to ask him to plainly state that same inferred meaning, he would not present the matter as being so conclusive, far from it in fact. This is politics; maybe even just good old fashioned grandstanding.

    Related: Evidently Wilson sustained a fracture to his orbital socket / skull. That’s one serious impact and places significant pressure on explaining Brown’s actions as being innocently defensive. Wilson’s defense prospects are looking better by the minute – something that could lead to a quick back-paging of this story for something less embarrassing to the leftists in remarkably short order…in, 3…2…1…

    • I’ll give you the fact that Nixon was probably playing politics. It just seems totally crass for him to openly call for Wilson’s prosecution, before the facts are known.

      And you are likely correct. As more and more facts are released, it is becoming evident that Michael Brown was probably not so innocent in the incident. That may very well result in the story being buried.

  • Jay Nixon is a POS weasel (nasty adjectives to follow). Pandering to the race baiters by talking about justice for the family instead of justice for all, Officer Wilson included, he’s making a play for some national press, IMHO, and is opportunistically (and cynically) exploiting this young man’s death for his own political career.

  • Bob Mack

    “I am not the tall U.S. attorney, I am not the thin United States Attorney. I am the black United States attorney … no matter how successful you are, there’s a common cause that bonds the black United States attorney with the black criminal or the black doctor with the black homeless person.” – Eric Holder

    I wasn’t gonna post about Ferguson either, but I’m sick of racists like Holder getting a pass because they’re black. And I’m sick of excuses being made for the criminal misbehavior of thugs like Brown and his “supporters” who riot & plunder. It’s time they were held accountable by people of ALL races.

    http://crockettlives.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/the-injustice-league-of-america/

    • I could not agree more, Bob. So much of America is past the racial strife that used to be so prevalent, but people like Eric Holder refuse to allow it to die. They insist on defining everything that happens in terms of race and skin color. In reality, they are the ones who are racist, not us.


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