As smug, relaxed and self satisfied- looking Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson gave his first television network interview to ABC, riots continued unchecked in Ferguson, Missouri, despite additional National Guard members who were summoned by Governor Jay Nixon to restore order. Meanwhile marches proceeded unabated across the United States as citizens protested unpunished police brutality against Black and Latino men.
The psyche in predominantly African-American and Latino communities is raw with pain, anguish, hurt and explosive anger that yet another police officer has gone unpunished after taking the life of one more unarmed African-American male. As Wilson describes it, Michael Brown, appeared to him like “Hulk” who was “intent on” harming or even killing Wilson requiring him to shoot multiple times until he was certain that Brown was dead. Wilson expressed no remorse and suggested that he did what his training dictated.
When St Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced on Monday night that there was “no reasonable cause to prosecute Officer Wilson” in Brown’s murder, he then put on a spirited defense of Wilson while doing everything he could to denigrate Brown’s reputation, trash the witnesses who disputed Wilson’s version of events, and insult journalists for doing their jobs.
As marchers continue to take to the streets, their message is universal: the incidence of police brutality against Blacks and Latinos must stop. People are tired of feeling helpless, tired of losing their sons, brothers, spouses, relatives and friends at the hands of police officers who are racist, afraid, lawless and who have nothing but contempt for the lives that they are charged to protect.–OnPointPress.net.