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If This Is It, Wilson
Has the Advantage

National Review Online, by Charles C.W. Cooke

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/23/2014 4:26:46 AM

Given that I’m something of a broken record on the subject of due process, my contributions to the discussion about Ferguson have hitherto taken the form of injunctions: namely, to “wait for more information” and refrain from jumping to conclusions. Justice being a process and not an outcome, it has been downright alarming to watch observers on both sides of the aisle reach verdicts that they cannot possibly substantiate. Many conservatives have been too quick to take the reports that Michael Brown had marijuana in his system and enjoyed lyrically violent music and spin them into premature insinuations of guilt;

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mathman, 8/23/2014 5:15:00 AM     (No. 9977379)

Sorry. Wilson is guilty. The Mob has spoken.
Vox populi, vox dei.
No trial needed. Hang him from a tree.
Holder will see to it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MirJoy, 8/23/2014 6:06:43 AM     (No. 9977388)

This essay is so what NATIONAL REVIEW has become - that is, it could be this/or it could be that. Must never, ever commit. Always put your finger in the wind and see which way this particular wind is blowing.

Bill Buckley must be turning in his grave.

p.s. Mr. Cooke must know that the testimony of the fair young man who was a witness for Brown has already recanted his testimony of what happened.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/23/2014 6:31:55 AM     (No. 9977393)

Must actually be horrible to be a member of the "Grievance Class". Every day, mad about something.

American Blacks call it discrimination. The rest of us call it life. And stuff happens along the way.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/23/2014 6:34:24 AM     (No. 9977394)

Holder´s biggest problem is that he sees himself as invincible. He has distorted so much justice, it is just a matter of time that he gets caught in his own trap. It´s coming.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: turninggrey, 8/23/2014 6:36:03 AM     (No. 9977395)

Agree with #2. Never mind the video of a 18 year old drugged up thug feeling the unbridled power of his height and weight against a 5´3" shopkeeper. Never mind all the other photo´s of Mike Brown with guns, booze, and gang signs.
Couple this with the ignorance of youth, and you get what happened. Charles Cooke, you are a coward.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno, 8/23/2014 7:29:44 AM     (No. 9977432)

I´m seeing Holder´s fingerprints all over the LSM reporting of this and I would bet a steak dinner that he was in Ferguson to influence people, certainly not to find the truth.
Are you certain that´s what you saw?
You did see Brown with his hands up, right, riiight?
How much in taxes did you pay this year?
And as sure as God made little green apples, if the trial goes in Wilson´s favor the lap-dog, knee-pad media will go after him hammer and tong in full-out character assassination mode like they did with Zimmerman.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/23/2014 8:27:44 AM     (No. 9977480)

My dream is that grand jury either no-bills Wilson or indicts him to have a full court trial of the events after Brown turns and comes at Wilson. Charge would be excessive use of force.

My nightmare is that the grand jury finds no evidence to indict and Eric Holder then steps in and indicts for murder and civil rights violations.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: goose, 8/23/2014 8:58:41 AM     (No. 9977529)

Brown was shot with his hands up? Consider this scenario: the police officer is an NFL quarterback, in the pocket, ready to pass. Brown is a blitzing defensive tackle, arms up and out to either grab the officer or block the pass.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/23/2014 9:11:07 AM     (No. 9977553)

Sadly, we have to start by educating people who don´t want to be educated.
Ask any black in Ferguson and they will tell you they want "justice"..they really don´t.
Justice would be finding the Officer innocent of all wrongdoing. Evidence shows this, so that would be justice. But the blacks want revenge..not justice..why? Because Obama and Holder told them so, because they are poor, because they are uneducated, because their ancestors were slaves, because it is raining, because it is hot and because they deserve a martyr to pay for all the "injustices".
They say there can be no peace without justice.
I say there can be no peace without LAW. Respect for the law is what made us America.
The law applies to all, that is the American culture. Join it, or forever carry grievances.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 8/23/2014 1:32:47 PM     (No. 9977887)

Excellent, #9!! Spot on!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/23/2014 1:47:40 PM     (No. 9977900)

There is more to this story that is known now that the author of this article decided not to tell, the expected testimony of the police officer as put out by his friend "Josie" and the physical evidence that will back him up, like a fractured eye socket that was bound to adversely affect the officer´s vision for some time after the was punched in the face a number of times by the decedent. Much of the witnesses statements are incredible, as an example, how was that officer going to pull a six foot four three hundred pound man who was resisting into his patrol car through the drivers side window? Obviously that did not happen. Also witnesses falsely stated that big Mike was shot in the back a number of times, but autopsies showed that big Mike actually took the rounds in the front of his body. We could go on.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Hammock, 8/23/2014 1:48:27 PM     (No. 9977902)

What a bunch of maundering moral equivalency.

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