Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Hot Time in the Old Town?

From Gateway Pundit -- St. Louis expects the worst

American Digest adds that the warning seems to have missed a necessity -- ammunition.

Being consistently wrong in all my attempts at foretelling, I expect the grand jury to return an indictment against Officer Wilson.  It almost makes sense to have a trial whether the evidence seen by the grand jury supports it or not.

As I have said repeatedly, I do not know whether what happened in Ferguson that day in August justified the actions of the police officer or not.  I'm not one hundred percent sure that Darren Wilson knows exactly what happened.  I'm pretty sure that most of the eyewitnesses are less than perfectly reliable.

I would come nearer trusting forensics than any other evidence.

These protesters have gone up to the UN, which I think is insane.  We already have the federal Department of Justice looking over the shoulder of the Ferguson police.  We have had sympathetic members of the Missouri Highway Patrol in there working with the residents.  Our idiot governor has been there.  It's high profile.  Trying to bring in the UN reeks of publicity-seeking rather than justice-seeking.

Not that we have a justice system; it's a legal system.  Still ...

I would warn the "protesters" who might think they can take advantage of the situation for more looting, burning, rapine, and violence:  this is not California.

Times have changed, but, back in the day, I went to school with some of those St. Louis boys.  Once I got to where I could understand their gibberish, some of them turned out to be of a fairly decent sort.  They weren't all wusses, either.

Oh, and by the way, my recommendation would be shotguns.  I'd load the chamber with a round of Remington Nitro Express #2 shot.  That would be the dispersal round -- not a warning shot exactly -- more of a lesson shot.  No. 4 or larger buckshot in the magazine and a pocketful of slugs.  Note that the #2s could easily be fatal inside 25 yards.  


  1. My 2 cents? Too cold to riot. Rioting is a warm weather activity.

  2. That's true. "Be cool" takes on a more literal connotation.

    I guess that might, though, be more incentive to set stuff on fire.

  3. I shouldn't be laughing but I am.