The media continues to portray Police Officer Darren Wilson as an assassin, despite the grand jury vindication of Wilson. All that evidence is part of the public record -- an unusual move for a grand jury investigation. But the Associated Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch continue to push this lie that he "murdered" Michael Brown -- a criminal who attacked the officer just as Trayvon Martin attacked George Zimmerman. Same lie. Same media crapola.
Congratulations, Democrats, you have succeeded once again in dividing the nation.
Police officers in Columbia, Missouri, tried to pointout Darren Wilson is the victim. He lost his job because he did his job. He had no choice but to shoot Brown to keep him from attacking others.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Police organization's 'Darren Wilson Day' in Columbia, Mo., sparks protest, criticism."
The story by Doug Moore said:
COLUMBIA, Mo. • A Facebook posting declaring Sunday 'Darren Wilson Day' in this college town brought protesters to the police station on Monday and strong criticism from city leaders.
A post on the Columbia Police Officers Association’s Facebook page, which appeared on the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, called Wilson "an innocent, but persecuted, officer."
The post included a message saying that support for Wilson has nothing to do with race. The author of the post said the police union supports Wilson because of "the fact that he was thoroughly investigated ... and found he did NOTHING wrong."
According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, about 20 protesters gathered at noon Monday in front of the Columbia Police Department headquarters at 600 East Walnut Street. City Manager Mike Matthes and police Chief Ken Burton were in attendance.Fair enough but a few readers are tired of the anti-police bias. From comments:
Joany Smith · R.N. at Belleville Memorial Hospital
I think that it was a good idea. The officer has been vilified for doing his job. The brown family and supporters want everyone to believe that Brown was an innocent little boy " gentle giant". But he was anything but innocent or gentle. If he had gotten the officer's gun then things would have been very different. The officer would have been killed and his family would be left to fend for themselves. I find it offensive for a monument dedicated to a criminal.
Ken Love · St. Charles, Missouri
BLACK LIES MATTER!
Jimmy Love · Granite City South
Take it national all police everywhere
Why can't the Post Dispatch acknowledge that Darren Wilson is owed an apology?
Becky Weisberger · Harvard University
Michael Wayne Rodgers · Generally musical at Funtime-Green Acres
Becky Weisberger Harvard, huh?
Joe AstorCarol Fitzmaurice
Becky Weisberger - This kid was doing his job, a job most of us would never do. He was clearly and unambiguously attacked by Michael Brown. And not just attacked, but in a manner that suggested Brown intended to cause significant and material bodily harm to, if not murder, Wilson. No rational person attempts to forcibly take a police officer's gun. Multiple very thorough investingations came to the same conclusion - Darren Wilson's actions were justified given the facts of the circumstances. Nonetheless, media outlets repeatedly pilloried Wilson, even gave out his address and actually shot video of his home CLEARLY putting an innocent man and his family members is physical danger for having done nothing wrong. And you ask WHY the St. Louis Post-Dispatch should apologize? This is the type of behavior that undermines your credibility and exposes your very extreme biases.
If there can be a day to honor a known thug, there certainly can be a day honoring Darren Wilson. There should be such a day. Pick a day and run with it.