a reply to: theNLBS
Nice episode, excellent background on Ferguson and the history of racism in that region of the USA; however, I think you missed the mark a bit.
The bigger picture of the history of racism is important, but is not nearly as relevant as some other key points that should be taken from these
The job of the prosecutor or DA in assembling a grand jury is to determine if there is enough evidence for an indictment, and to consider if that
evidence would be conclusive enough to result in conviction in a court of law.
In what court of law in the USA would the evidence that has been gathered result in a conviction? Answer: none.
Brown's DNA was found inside the officer's vehicle and on the officer's firearm. Witnesses say they saw Brown "punching" the officer. The weapon
was discharged inside the vehicle, with a round fired from the inside lodged in the door.
All evidence points toward Brown assaulting the officer, attempting to take the officer's firearm, and fleeing only after failing to gain control of
Next, his blood was found in locations that clearly indicate that he had turned around and come back
toward the officer.
Plus, Brown was not "profiled" because of his race, he was stopped by the officer because he was identified as a suspect in a robbery which he is on
This case should not have attracted the amount of media attention it did, because there is almost no case in any court of law. It should have been a
3-paragraph article on page 4 with the headline "Man assaults officer, attempts to seize gun, gets killed by officer".
The real lessons to be learned are:
1) When people are frustrated over a specific cause, they will irrationally use an incident like this as an excuse for abhorrent behavior. There
simply isn't enough behind this incident to warrant such "outrage". Why not pick an incident where someone at least appears
2) The parasitic and loathsome media should be held solely responsible for causing the events that happened after the decision not to indict was
made. The media took an incident that would never, ever
result in a conviction and made it into a GIANT race issue.
The approach in this episode of NLBS (and others) seems to be: When the details of an event do not suit an agenda, ignore the details and focus on
the "bigger picture". When the "bigger picture" of history won't support the propaganda, then use details and ignore the larger context.
It is presented under the guise of large-scale clarification, but in truth it is a classic technique of obfuscation and dodging.
Thanks, enjoyed the episode!