Dear Mark: I am very concerned about what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri, after the shooting death of Michael Brown. There is plenty of evidence that the police officer acted appropriately, and yet the protests and looting continue. Why in the heck does everything become a racial issue? The entire situation in Ferguson over the death of Michael Brown disturbs me to no end. Now Attorney General Holder has stuck his nose in it. What do you think will happen?— Sid
Dear Sid: Unfortunately, politics is playing a far more important role in this situation than the facts of the case, and I am afraid that Officer Wilson may be railroaded into an indictment because of political and media pressure. I smell a political opportunist by the name of Barack Obama. Team Obama's plan was simple: Send Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson in the name of serving justice while covering up the real mission of playing the race card to fire up the Democrat voting base for the midterm elections in November.
During the visit, Attorney General Holder bent over backwards to appease protestors and also visited with Michael Brown's family. Funny, but if Holder was so concerned with "justice" why didn't he also visit with Officer Darren Wilson and his family? Combine that with comments by Missouri Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon who promised a "vigorous prosecution" of the case and this sounds more like a vote grabbing lynching than an investigation.
The scene in Ferguson reminds me of the African American celebratory reaction to the O.J. Simpson "not guilty" verdict in the murder of his ex-wife. The evidence was overwhelming against Simpson, but that didn't matter as long as the LAPD was put to shame.
In this case, despite revelations that Michael Brown wasn't the nice kid originally presented and the forensic evidence along with witnesses that corroborate Officer Wilson's account of the shooting, the storyline continues that a white cop purposely shot an innocent black kid. Apparently the facts can't get in the way of the race baiters' narrative that America lead by the police is a racist country that still hasn't paid enough for its sins.
The death of Michael Brown is tragic for a myriad of reasons, but as of this writing I don't believe the evidence warrants the animus towards police officers everywhere nor the destruction and looting of a Missouri neighborhood in the name of justice.
Dear Mark: It is absolutely ridiculous what they're doing to our Gov. Rick Perry down in Austin. He has every right to veto anything he wants according to the Texas Constitution. Just because Democrats are supporting a drunk driving partisan district attorney doesn't give them the right to indict a sitting governor over political differences. I believe the Associated Press is blowing up this story in typical liberal media bias fashion. Don't you think this stinks? — Robert in Texas
Dear Robert: A wise friend of mine often refers to Austin as the Kremlin West and the University of Texas student newspaper as Pravda West, so I'm not surprised about what is happening to Perry in our state capitol. Of course this phony indictment stinks, but that's Texas politics for you. If I didn't know better, I'd say the national Democrat party has its fingerprints all over this one.
Even if a judge throws this case out immediately, the perception of criminal activity will follow Perry around the United States as he gears up for a potential presidential run in 2016. Hillary and company would like nothing better than to smear a Republican governor who has a better economic track record than any Democrat including the president she worked under. Chris Christie, Scott Walker, now Perry ... Ted beware.
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