Granted I don't know what the investigation revealed. but there are a lot of things that do trouble me. First, Mayor Rawlings-Blake didn't do herself any favors by turning to Al Sharpton for advice.
As a side point, why isn't this man in jail for tax evasion, why is he still employed by MSNBC and why is he the President's go to man on race relations? That in itself tells a lot about the thinking of Madam Mayor. She chose the most prominent agitator out there.
How has it come down to appeasing the protesters, most of whom are professionals at that. Another side point. Who funds these people? How do they merge in troubled spots so quickly. Even with social media, it takes time to arrange lodging and travel or do they just pitch a tent on the street?
Back to the main point. Obama said early on he'd like to nationalize the police. The Brown Shirts live! At least the desire for them. The Brown Shirts were the paramilitary wing of the Nazis. Just what we need is a group of federal enforcers. Will vigilantes resurface too?
Are we really moving in that direction? I hope not but can't help but wonder. The police are under attack more and more while the criminals are being comforted and allowed to loot or babied because they aren't technically adults. All for a man with a rap sheet a mile long and facts yet to be known.
For the majority of us who do not live in ghettos this is nonsense but we are not the squeaky wheel. We are not out there en masse protecting businesses from the hooligans or helping the police in any way we can even if only verbally defending them. Soon, if we're not careful, they'll be too paralyzed to act. Not from fear as much as those who command them forbidding them from doing their jobs. Then what will we have? Mob rule and city after city will fall.
This is what Al Sharpton wants. And Michael Moore for what ever reason other than publicity. I worry that it is also what the President wants. If not, why doesn't he speak out? He's quick enough when it's about a black victim. It's absent when it comes to law enforcement.
No wonder those men and women who face the likes of these men who will mock them day in and day out have such a strong brotherhood. I just hope it's strong enough to stand against those who would like not to have them at all.