By John W. Lillpop
A grand jury is due to decide the fate of Caucasian police officer Darren Wilson who fatally shot African-American Michael Brown on August 9 in Ferguson, MO. The case has drawn massive national attention which will again dominate news headlines when the Grand Jury decides whether or not to indict Officer Wilson.
As reported at reference 1, a local business owner has described nighttime protests in Ferguson as “terror acts”:
A Ferguson business owner is calling the protestors who descend on his city at night “terrorists” and says Homeland Security should be called in.
The anonymous caller to the Charlie Brennan show, who KMOX confirmed is a Ferguson small business owner, says the daytime protestors are fine, but that changes when the outsiders, including elected officials from outside Ferguson, arrive after dark.
“The unpeaceful (sic) protesters come out at night, trying to harm or burn our businesses down or stop the businesses,” the caller said. “And it’s time that our government called this what it is, and this is a terrorist act.”
Given the fact that a recent beheading of an Oklahoma woman by an Islamic extremist is termed “workplace violence,” rather than an act of terrorism, it seems unlikely that authorities would consider protests, peaceful or not, to be terrorist acts.
Meanwhile, an investigation is being conducted concerning a possible leak of Grand Jury information via Twitter.
As reported at reference 2:
The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is investigating an accusation of misconduct on the grand jury that is hearing the case against the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Ed Magee, the spokesman for county prosecutor Robert McCulloch, said they received the information from a “Twitter user” Wednesday morning.
“We are looking into the matter,” he said.
An account of possible jury misconduct surfaced Wednesday morning on Twitter, when several users sent messages about one juror who may have discussed evidence in the case with a friend.
In one of those messages, a person tweeted that they are friends with a member of the jury who doesn’t believe there is enough evidence to warrant an arrest of the officer, Darren Wilson.
The same person who tweeted about being friends with a member of the jury has also tweeted messages of support for Wilson.
Magee confirmed that information on the Twitter user and feed came from an activist, Shaun King.”
Should the Grand Jury in fact decide NOT to indict Officer Wilson, all hell is sure to break loose as the African-American community appears unwilling to accept anything but an arrest and conviction of Wilson, irrespective of the facts.
The tinderbox in Ferguson has been stoked by reckless and irresponsible behavior on the part of Eric Holder and Al Sharpton whom decided in August that Wilson was guilty, long before credible data were developed.
Of course there is the possibility that the Obama administration, facing what appears to be a calamitous election next month, would like nothing better than race riots and anarchy in the streets of Ferguson to “get out the vote” among African Americans and others generally opposed to police officers, especially white ones.
Remember, the Obama/liberal credo is, “Never allow a crisis go to waste!”
Ref 1 http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/10/01/ferguson-business-owner-calls-nighttime-protests-terrorist-acts/
Ref 2 http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/10/01/grand-jury-hearing-ferguson-shooting-is-being-investigated-for-misconduct/