The Michael Brown Grand Jury decided that no laws were broken in his shooting death. It’s called justifiable use of deadly force. Yes, such a concept exists.
Now in Ferguson, MO, and other cities around the country, there is lawlessness running amok by people who don’t understand justifiable use of deadly force. They are setting businesses on fire, looting, rampant vandalism, burning cars, and more.
This might have been prevented if President Obama, Atty. General Holder, and Missouri Governor Nixon had not jumped to conclusions about what happened almost immediately after the incident.
They should have taken the incident as a teachable moment of how people are innocent until proven guilty, the role of a Grand Jury in the Justice system, and publicly pushing back on the Jessie Sharptons of the world who were calling for a quick arrest. They did none of that, which only fed into their anxiety.
They did none of that after the Trayvon Martin shooting either. The sooner everyone, not just people who look like Treyvon Martin and Michael Brown, learn that beating on someone could lead to the justifiable use of deadly force, either by a regular civilian or a law enforcement officer, the better the outcome in a civil society.
As the fires burn, Obama’s chickens, are coming home, to roost.