Friday, September 12, 2014

Signal to Noise in Ferguson

CNN reports two contractors witnessed the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson:

"He had his f**n hands up," one of the men says in the video.
The man told CNN he heard one gunshot, then another shot about 30 seconds later.
"The cop didn't say get on the ground. He just kept shooting," the man said.
That same witness described the gruesome scene, saying he saw Brown's "brains come out of his head," again stating, "his hands were up."

Denninger comments here:

Gee, what will be next -- two guys who never met this dude before and are just a couple of contractors who happened to be in the wrong place at the right time...... and they not only made it up, they did it right on the spot too before anyone knew they were being recorded.

Oh, they also said they saw the cop shoot at him from the back.

The signal to noise ratio on this incident has been very high from the start.  Brown was a thief and a thug.  We have been distracted by the racial elements.  The rabble-rousers and race pimps like Sharpton have come in, not to give light, but to promote themselves and make a buck.  The low-life scum that invaded from outside Ferguson to loot and burn became the focus of far too much of the discussion, especially on the right side of the political spectrum, obscuring the crucial facts in question.

I cannot stand Eric Holder.  He is a corrupt, racist tyrant.  Our governor, Jay Nixon, like Obama, has no interest in the truth but in the political hay that can be made from this tragedy.  Yet, it is clear that some kind of outside, independent investigation is needed.  Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?  The Ferguson police cannot be trusted to oversee themselves.  The ranks will close around Wilson.  It should not be up to the cops to decide.  We need a grand jury, preferably from another county.    

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