In the once sleepy bedroom community of Ferguson, Missouri, the protests rage on daily. Not one day of rest or respite from the bongo’s banging, incessant chanting, or incoherent screaming for the beleaguered residents. Most recently two officers were shot as a night of protesting wrapped up, raising the tension level and stakes for officers nationwide. When will this ever end? How many people have to feel the direct impact of Mike Brown’s criminal actions before the #BlackLivesMatter crowd wakes up and sees their true enemy?
Here’s a hint: It’s not racism. Understandably, cries of racism ensued at the outset. A black man shot dead in the street by a white officer, the body lying there for four hours. Emotions ran high and without credible eyewitness testimony the lowest denominators drummed up an implausible story: Brown was executed. But video footage of Brown’s last movements painted an entirely different story: A young man on the prowl after committing a strong-armed robbery. Forensic evidence and multiple autopsy reports showed a violent altercation initiated by Brown that ended with justified use of force by Officer Wilson.
Not only did the Clayton, Missouri grand jury find no reason to indict, the Department of Justice followed up with the same conclusion. If the finding was unjust, why not protest the DOJ? Because Attorney General Eric Holder came to Ferguson and said he was “one of you,” thereby inoculating him from any responsibility to those in the protest movement as to whether or not Wilson was charged. Besides, Holder has done everything in his power to focus this story on racism, when it has absolutely zero to do with that. Holder employed a shell gameto keep Americans from seeing what is being done to them.
The DOJ investigation of the shooting in Ferguson uncovered what Holder, President Obama and the not so Reverend Al Sharpton are all not talking about: Big Local Government. A local government that is so big and so hungry for cash, it issues directives to police officers to increase revenue by 12 percent, requiring them to issue multiple citations per stop or face layoffs in the department.