More posts will be made but here is my rant to just get all this out of my head.
[Even if Brown was a rabid undead zombie who randomly attacked Wilson who then saved all of humanity by killing him, the Ferguson police force still has a lot to answer for when it comes to constitutional rights violations and Wilson is still a shitty cop who should be fired.]
Let’s pretend for a moment we live in a world where police always tell the truth 100% of the time and Darren Wilson’s series of events is accurate.
Lets ignore what Darren Wilson would have had to say to Mike Brown in order to get the collage bound teenager angry enough to think he could attack an armed officer and get away with it.
LETS IGNORE THAT
And pretend he was just so fucked up on bath salts he didn’t know what he was doing at all.
LETS PRETEND Wilson was sitting in his car, quietly listening to Beyonce when the “Demonic” ((his words)) Mike Brown showed up and just attacked him out of nowhere.
LETS PRETEND that after being SO BRUTALLY ASSAULTED (that it actually made his poor widdle cheek pink! Even 4 whole hours after the assault, I’ve done BDSM I know it wouldn’t have been that colour after that much time BUT LETS PRETEND!!!!!) Wilson exited his car to the fleeing Brown, pulled out his gun (which he had not tried to take out earlier to threaten Brown with, but Brown had been trying to pull from his holster) yelled “STOP OR I’LL SHOOT” as is legally required of him to say and instead of stopping, the already enraged Brown spun around like a top and ran at Wilson.
LETS EVEN PRETEND that the non-athletic Brown made it 200 feet away before turning and running at Wilson upon which he fired (and not before) which is why he was 153 feet away when he died, clearing 50 feet BACK all while being fired upon, and after taking some shorts to the torso (As Wilson is supposed to be shooting there) Wilson concluded Brown was a zombie, and did the two head shots.
HELL Lets even pretend Brown WAS a rage filled Zombie.
THIS STILL DOESN’T EXPLAIN
-Why Wilson did not file a police report.
-Why the officers who were supposed to interview Wilson to gather evidence of the shooting did not file police reports, or record the interview, or write it down.
-Why the medical examiner the first time around didn’t file his report, or take pictures, or write anything down.
-Why no one took anyone’s statements the day of the incident and not until they came under media fire did the police even pretend to do their job.
-Why Wilson continues to lie about how far away Brown was to the public (but is willing to tell the truth before a jury where he’d get instantly slapped with jail time if those lies were caught)
-Why the prosecutor for this case is the same guy who started the legal defense fund for Wilson. (I’m not even kidding, how the fuck is that a thing?)
But hey LETS PRETEND FOR A FUCKING SECOND HERE that all of these answers have logical and reasonable explanations (Maybe Brown WAS a zombie and they opted to file nothing because they all knew how crazy it was, or there have been zombie attacks in the USA for years and this is just secret government protocol to prevent panic.)
Police shot the unarmed Dillon Taylor from Utah which is a very comparable case. Why is it that we’re not hearing about this nearly as much? Well…
The case of Taylor is more clear cut which is why it’s not getting attention because
1) The officer was wearing a body camera
2) The officer filed a report
3) The officer waited for backup before confronting the suspect
4) The officer called in the interaction before interacting AS HE’S SUPPOSED TO.
5) The officer was informed before the altercation took place that the suspect was armed (this was false but there is a 911 call that claims the suspects were armed)
6) Two torso shots were fired.
All of this is mirror opposite to Browns case where there’s no camera, no report, no backup, no calls on the radio, no potential crime that had been called in that Wilson was aware of and there were 6 shorts fired with two to the HEAD.
People are still understandably mad there will be no charges there but as far as an incident goes, the death of Taylor at least follows protocol. And unfortunately protocol in the case of a shooting is all that matters.
WILSON DID NOT FOLLOW PROTOCOL.
Had he followed Protocol then most people would be ignoring this. He couldn’t even do the most basic level of his job (which brings into question every incident he’s been involved in and every piece of paperwork he has ever done)
But LETS EVEN IGNORE THAT!!!
This still doesn’t explain the level of militaristic force that came out when people were protesting the shooting. You shoot someone, people will protest, it doesn’t matter who you shoot, people protest all the time, it’s one of those things that supposed to make America “The land of the free” this is LITERALLY the reason American’s use to justify going to other countries and killing people “Because FREEDOM.”
In the case of Taylor the people DID PROTEST, but why are we not hearing about their protest? Because the people protested, the media recorded it, NOTHING HAPPENED, everyone went home. It wasn’t that their protest was calmer, or smaller, or less “Protest-y” it was that police didn’t show up to the protest and try to disperse it, it’s that police didn’t show up in full riot gear with a TANK and demand they all went home.
Police came in regular uniform, walked alongside the protestors, after a day or two of NOTHING HAPPENING other than angry sign waving, everyone WENT HOME.
Whereas in Ferguson…
THE PEOPLE’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED RIGHT OFF THE BAT.
Even if we pretend that Brown was a zombie and Wilson was a saviour of humanity by stopping Brown’s potential murderous and infectious rampage the people were prevented from gathering, the media was prevented from gathering and reporting and AMERICAN CITIZENS were ATTACKED by Militarized Police using chemical warfare.
CITIZENS ATTACKED for exercising their CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
And this isn’t a “MAYBE” its a FACT. According to a judge in a legal ruling protestors and media’s rights have been violated again and again in Ferguson.
So even if we ignore everything that has everything to do with the actual fucking case. The police are STILL in the wrong which is why it makes it such a big deal
In the American Pledge of Allegiance every citizen promises themselves to uphold liberty and justice, EVERY CITIZEN Pledges their respect to uphold that which makes the United States of America the Republic it Is. What BINDS the USA as being a Republic is the Constitution.
It is every Citizens solemn duty and oath to uphold that Constitution and to rally and fight against anyone who tries to violate it. Any Citizen of the USA who is NOT out there fighting right now, who isn’t on the most basic level siding with the protestors is the definition of a detractor from everything that it means to be allied with the USA. And those officers on the ground who are violating the constitution, they are the definition of Terrorists.
This is why I don’t fucking give a shit what your opinion of the Brown case is. Because the whole reason this is getting attention, the whole reason we need to care is massive. It’s massive because Black lives matter, it’s massive because the world is watching and it’s massive because all that it means to be American is on the line.