The riot in Ferguson reminds me, I hate criminals
, but I hate liberals more.
They planned this riot. They stoked the fire, lied about the evidence and produced a made-to-order riot. Every other riot I've ever heard
of was touched off by some spontaneous event
that exploded into mob violence long before any media trucks arrived. This time, the networks gave us a countdown to the riot
, as if it were a Super Bowl kickoff.
From the beginning, Officer Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown wasn't reported like news. It was reported like a cause.
The media are in a huff
about the prosecutor being "biased"
because his father was a cop, who was shot and killed by an African-American. What an assh@le! [VDARE.com note: Officer Paul McCulloch, pictured right, R. I. P. ]
Evidently, the sum-total of what every idiot on TV knows about the law is Judge Sol Wachtler's 20-year-old joke that a prosecutor could "indict a ham sandwich." We're supposed to be outraged that this prosecutor didn't indict the ham sandwich
of Darren Wilson.
Liberals seem not to understand that they don't have a divine right to ruin someone's life and bankrupt him with a criminal trial, just so they're satisfied.
The reason most grand jury investigations result in an indictment is that most grand juries aren't convened solely to patronize racial mobs. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was basically demanding an indictment of Wilson
before Big Mike's body was cold. It was only because of racial politics that this shooting wasn't dismissed without a grand jury, at all.
Obama says anger is an "understandable reaction" to the grand jury's finding. Why? And why—as almost everyone is saying—are we supposed to praise the "peaceful protests"?
There's nothing to protest! A cop shot a thug who was trying to kill him
. The grand jury documents make perfectly clear that Big Mike was entirely responsible for his own death. Can't the peaceful protesters read?
The night of the riot, Obama said
the law "often feels as if it is being applied in discriminatory fashion." Maybe, but not in this case—except toward Officer Wilson.
I know liberals were hoping they had finally found the great white whale
of racism, but they're just going to have to keep plugging away. They might want to come up with a more productive way to spend their time, inasmuch as they're about 0:100 on white racism sightings.
Anyone following this case has seen the video of Big Mike robbing a store and roughing up an innocent Pakistani clerk
about 10 minutes before being shot by Officer Wilson. They've seen him flashing Bloods gang signs
They know Brown's mother
was recently arrested for clubbing grandma with a pipe
over T-shirt proceeds. They've seen the video of Brown's ex-con stepfather shouting at a crowd of protesters after the grand jury's decision: "Burn this bitch down!"
Liberals will say none of that is relevant in court, but apparently they don't think actual evidence is relevant either. It's certainly relevant in the court of public opinion that the alleged victims are a cartoonishly lower-class, periodically criminal black family.
TV hosts narrated the riot by saying it showed "the community" feels it's not being listened to. Only liberals look at blacks looting and say, See what white Americans made them do?
That's their proof of injustice—look at how blacks are reacting! (While I don't approve of the looting part, I do approve of the whole throwing-bottles-at-CNN
The looters aren't the community!
The community doesn't want black thugs robbing stores and sauntering down the middle of its streets. The community doesn't want to be assaulted by Big Mike. The community didn't want its stores burned down.
That community testified in support of Officer Darren Wilson. About a half-dozen black witnesses supported Officer Wilson's version
of what happened. One was a black woman, who saw the shooting from the Canfield Green apartments. Crying on the stand, she said, "I have a child and that could have been my son."
And yet, she confirmed all crucial parts of Wilson's account. She said "the child" (292-pound Big Mike) never had his hands up and the cop only fired when "the baby" was coming at him. "Why won't that boy stop?" she asked her husband.I always want to know more about the heroic black witnesses.
They are put in a position no white person will ever be in and do the right thing by telling the truth—then go into hiding from "the community" being championed by goo-goo liberals.
White people don't feel any obligation to defend some thug just because he's white. Only blacks are expected to lie on behalf of criminals of their own race.
But real heroism doesn't interest liberals. They only ooh-and-ahh over blacks with rap sheets. The only meaningful white racism anymore is the liberal infantilization of black people
Ann Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and writes a popular syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate. She is the author of TEN New York Times bestsellers—collect them here.Her most recent book is Never Trust a Liberal Over Three-Especially a Republican.