by Steve Cochran
For your reference, below is a previous blog that I wrote three months ago about Ferguson.
There are things we know about the travesty of Ferguson, MO.
- We know a white cop shot a young black man who died in the street.
- We know the cop’s name is Darren Wilson and he has no strikes on his record.
- We know the dead man is Michael Brown and we know he committed a strong-arm robbery of a convenience store the same morning he was killed.
- We know the Ferguson police department is almost completely white in a town that is mostly black.
What we don’t know is… what happened!
That’s what the investigation and possible trial is for, and that’s the only justice.
That’s why the coverage of this story has been so appalling. CNN has never been more biased in painting this as a race based “assassination” of poor Michael Brown. We don’t know that it was anything close to that. We also don’t know that it wasn’t.
Real journalism presents the facts in a fair, unbiased way. For two weeks CNN has made race the story and in some ways incited the violence it came in to cover. That’s not journalism. That’s an outrage.
Why would a cop with no history of violence or abuse of power suddenly mow down a “kid” in the street?
Could it be that Michael Brown robbed that store then later attacked Darren Wilson who shot Brown to defend himself?
The answer is…We don’t know.
Justice is not… the cop must have done it because that’s what happens…white cops kill black kids.
Justice is not…the guy robbed a store and provoked the cop…because that’s what black kids do.
There will be no justice in this case until a full investigation leads to an arrest and trial and verdict…or to no arrest at all. That’s what must happen in Ferguson. And it will be a lot easier to finish this story if CNN would pack up their people and leave town.
Haven’t they done enough…damage?