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Race-Based Justice

Among the demands of the “protesters” in Ferguson is that the investigation and prosecution of police officer Darren Wilson be taken away from St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch.

McCulloch is biased, it is said. How so? In 1964, his father, a St. Louis police officer, was shot to death by an African-American.

Moreover, McCulloch comes from a family of cops. He wanted to be a police officer himself, but when cancer cost him a leg as a kid, he became a prosecutor.

Yet, in 23 years, McCulloch has convicted many cops of many crimes, and has said that if Gov. Jay Nixon orders him off this case, he will comply. Meanwhile, he is moving ahead with the grand jury.

As for Gov. Nixon, he revealed his closed mind by demanding the “vigorous prosecution” of a cop who has not even been charged and by calling repeatedly for “justice for [Brown's] family” but not Wilson’s.

What has been going on for two weeks now in Ferguson, with the ceaseless vilification of Darren Wilson and the clamor to arrest him, is anti-American. It is a mob howl for summary judgment, when this case cries out, not for a rush to judgment, but for a long tedious search for the whole truth of what happened that tragic day.

For conflicting stories have emerged.

The initial version was uncomplicated. On August 9, around noon, Brown and a companion were walking in the street and blocking traffic when ordered by Wilson to move onto the sidewalk.

Brown balked, a scuffle ensued. Wilson pulled out his gun and shot him six times, leaving Brown dead in the street. Open and shut. A white cop, sassed by a black kid, goes berserk and empties his gun.

Lately, however, another version has emerged.

Fifteen minutes before the shooting, Brown was caught on videotape manhandling and menacing a clerk at a convenience store he was robbing of a $44 box of cigars.

A woman, in contact with Wilson, called a radio station to say that Brown and Wilson fought in the patrol car and Brown had gone for the officer’s gun, which went off.

When Brown backed away, Wilson pointed his gun and told him to freeze. Brown held up his hands, then charged. Wilson then shot the 6’4,” 292-pound Brown six times, with the last bullet entering the skull.

St. Louis County police then leaked that Wilson had been beaten “severely” in the face and suffered the fracture of an eye socket.

Brown’s companion, Dorian Johnson, says Brown was running away when Wilson began to fire. But, according to the autopsies, all of the bullets hit Brown in the front. ABC now reports that Dorian Johnson has previously been charged with filing a false police report.

If the first version is true, Wilson is guilty. If the second is true, Brown committed two felonies before being shot, and Darren Wilson fired his weapon in defense of his life.

If there is any public official who should recuse himself from any role in this investigation, it is not Robert McCulloch but Eric Holder.

Holder has a lifelong, almost Sharpton-like, obsession with race.

Three weeks in office, he declared America a “nation of cowards” for refusing to discuss race more. Arriving in St. Louis, he declared, “I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man.”

Query. What is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, who is heading up the federal investigation of the shooting of a black teenager by a white cop, doing declaring his racial solidarity?

Holder then related several incidents that have stuck in his craw:

“I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over. … ‘Let me search your car.’ … Go through the truck of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.”

Holder also spoke of being stopped by a cop in Georgetown when he was running to the movies.

Fine. The Great Man is outraged by such indignities. But the mindset exhibited here raises a grave question as to whether Eric Holder can objectively lead an investigation of a white cop who shot a black teenager. In Eric Holder’s mind, the verdict already seems in.

Any defense attorney would have Eric Holder tossed out of a jury pool, as soon as he started to vent like this.

If Holder has made up his mind about what happened in Ferguson that Saturday, fine. He is entitled to his opinion. But someone who has already decided officer Wilson’s actions are consistent with a racist police pattern he has observed personally should not be passing judgment on whether officer Wilson goes on trial for his life.

President Obama says he does not want to put “my thumb upon the scales” of justice. He should take Eric Holder’s thumb off.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.” Copyright 2014 Creators.com.

• Category: Race/Ethnicity • Tags: Blacks, Ferguson Shooting, Race/Crime 
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  1. Gordo says:

    @TomB

    Sorry, yes, the dominant culture is not that of the majority European descended community.

    Like a dog with rabies, it’s the dog biting you but the virus causing the behaviour.

  2. Jefferson says:

    The liberal media loves to report on incidents that are statistically rare. You are statistically more likely to die in a car accident than you are in a plane crash, yet airplane related deaths get a million times more national media coverage than car related deaths.

    A Black person is statistically way more likely to be murdered by another Black person than by a White person. Yet White on Black homicides get a million times more national media coverage than Black on Black homicides.

  3. Anonymous says:

    One of the reasons libertarianism is spreading among young Whites is that we are tired of being taxed to support law enforcement in predominantly Black communities and then held collectively responsible every time a young Black male is killed resisting arrest for illegally selling drugs, alcohol, or untaxed tobacco; for shoplifting from South Asian-run liquor stores; or for Black-on-Black crime. Unless the crime involves an identifiable White victim, crimes committed in non-White neighborhoods need to be resolved between and within communities of color, free of the “racist” influence of White taxpayers, lawmakers, judges, or police officers.

    FWIW, I have little sympathy for White police officers such as Darren Wilson, who brought his problems with the Black community on himself by choosing to work in a predominantly Black community. Perhaps his upcoming encounters with the state and federal ”justice”systems – as well as recent calls by Black leaders for him to face “people’s justice” at the hands of the rioters– will help him to rethink his willingness to take government money to police a people not his own.

  4. Svigor says:

    I particularly liked an observation a commenter made in another thread, on this subject:

    Holder’s experience as a black man being harassed by white cops makes him especially qualified to judge the Wilson Affair. We should all listen to Holder.

    McCulloch’s experience as a white man whose white cop father was murdered by a black man disqualifies him from judging the Wilson Affair. We should remove McCulloch from the case.

    Remember, liberals have no principles, only a Narrative.

  5. Svigor says:

    Let me summarize your comment: you’re a white person who wishes black people would act white and you think delivering the message when black people are young and in school will accomplish this.

    I think it’s fair to say that TomB, or someone making similar arguments, might respond that at least if we did due diligence vis-a-vis informing the knuckleheads, we could point to that when they get out of line and say, “well, we told them.” I tend to agree.

    (Not to mention what might be observed as a white European behavioral propensity for engaging in titanic, prolonged, unlimited warfare, including the use of mass violence against civilian populations, and the erection of formal institutions of slavery and etc., etc.)

    Jews got us whipped pretty good on that score these days.

    The liberal media loves to report on incidents that are statistically rare. You are statistically more likely to die in a car accident than you are in a plane crash, yet airplane related deaths get a million times more national media coverage than car related deaths.

    A Black person is statistically way more likely to be murdered by another Black person than by a White person. Yet White on Black homicides get a million times more national media coverage than Black on Black homicides.

    But when you state the facts about air travel safety vs. road travel safety, everyone nods; when you state the facts about black crime, 90% of the respectable folk shout you down.

    FWIW, I have little sympathy for White police officers such as Darren Wilson, who brought his problems with the Black community on himself by choosing to work in a predominantly Black community. Perhaps his upcoming encounters with the state and federal ”justice”systems – as well as recent calls by Black leaders for him to face “people’s justice” at the hands of the rioters– will help him to rethink his willingness to take government money to police a people not his own.

    If you oppose forced integration and support allowing segregation, then your position is a valid one. If not, it isn’t. Actually, it still isn’t, since forced integration is the law of the land.

  6. Holder is AG of the USA. If he can’t put his racial solidarity with 13% of the population aside and represent the entire nation, he should resign. In any case, he’s a AA appointment, although a white liberal wouldn’t be any better.

  7. Dave37 says:

    Seems to me that “Anglo-American” justice is being considered an A-A injustice defacto. I’m beginning to count the days to the next presidential election, if things haven’t gone too far by then.

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