The title of this piece (for which I will not apologize for reasons that will become clear) comes from TraditionalConservativeTX, commenting on a story in The Blaze about the Ferguson, MO shooting. Unrest, violence and property damage in the Saint Louis suburb has continued into the ninth day following the shooting of 18-year-old, 6'4", 292 lb, Michael "Big Mike" Brown, Jr. following a confrontation with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Brown's mother, Leslie McSpadden, has stated that unrest will likely continue until justice is served and Officer Wilson arrested. She has already judged.
“All we want is an arrest. Let officer Wilson have his day in court and explain why he murdered our son. Is it too much to ask for him to be held accountable to a judge and jury and have to explain his actions? All we want is an arrest so we can see justice”.Politics are now in play and the push by the black heavyweights will put another white cop under the microscope of a trial for doing his job. The grand jury will be assembled this week despite a statement by Ferguson Police Chef Jackson that Darren Wilson would not likely be charged. He was overruled.
The bad news was that Brown is black, Wilson is white and Big Mike was unarmed and had no criminal record. Also bad news is that the Brown family is being represented by none other than Benjamin Crump, who also irresponsibly tried the Trayvon Martin shooting in the media and whose law firm or any of its lawyers, coincidentally, have no licenses to practice law in Missouri. Crump kindly admits that: “This family has never said Michael Brown was a perfect kid” - whatever that is supposed to mean.
Community witnesses and Brown's buddy, Dorian Johnson (who confessed that the two had just robbed a convenient store) say that Mike Brown raised his hands above his head in surrender when the shooting began but was shot multiple times - but there now appears to be evidence to refute that claim. Indeed, audio from a newly discovered video made shortly after the shooting captures an unidentified eyewitness closely describing the encounter details previously released on behalf of the policeman.
In the meantime, the Missouri shooting has found its way, in the form of a so-called prayer meeting, into the "halcyon" city of Fort Wayne, IN.
While tensions continued to escalate in a city hundreds of miles away where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, a crowd of about two dozen gathered on the Courthouse Green in Fort Wayne on Sunday. They held their hands above their heads at times, just the way witnesses say Michael Brown did in Ferguson, Missouri, before he was shot and killed.
The group on the green prayed. They held signs. Then some spoke and shared stories.
They were there as part of a prayer vigil set up by the local NAACP. Among them, though, was one local woman who said she knows what the mother and family of Michael Brown are going through.
She knows, she said, because she’s been where they've been. News coming out of Ferguson, according to Rose Haney, is a replay of her son’s death.
“He had his hands up and they shot him,” said Rose Haney of her son, 20-year-old TaVontae Jamar Haney.But "the truth" is just as hard to come by in Fort Wayne as it is in Ferguson, where the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Benjamin Crump, his partner, Daryl Parks and Barack Obama have kept up the heat through nightly riots. Fortunately, there is a pattern being displayed by liberal black groups designed to foment mistrust of authority, especially white justice. We can better comprehend the changes that have now come over Rose Haney.
On May 5, 2014, the local NAACP held a Pick Up A Book Not A Gun rally and Rose Haney was there to speak but there was not a word about hands in the air.
It was April 27, 2013, when Rose Haney heard gunfire down the block.
It wasn't long before she learned her son TaVontae Jamar Haney, 19, had been killed. When she went to the scene she discovered it was two Fort Wayne Police officers who had shot and killed her son.
“It's painful; you cannot find words to express it,” Haney said, referring to the loss of her child. Her life is not the same. Her son's death has left a void that can never be filled. Haney is still wrestling with just what happened. “I miss his smile,” Haney said. [. . . ]
Haney said her son was a good child, educated, and employed. She wants the violence to stop with this generation before it is to late.And in the original news story carried by the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel on April 28, 2013 concerning the shooting of TaVontae, the real reason for the shooting was revealed.
According to police spokesman Jeremy Webb, police had tried to stop a red SUV in a routine traffic stop at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Gaywood Drive at around 3:50 p.m. Saturday. The two people inside the vehicle ran and were chased by police. The driver of the vehicle got away. The passenger ran through the neighborhood and at some point confronted police and was fatally shot, according to Webb. A firearm was found near Haney's body In the 4300 block of Spatz Avenue . . .The Washington Times reported that the Allen County, IN Prosecutor ruled on the shooting in February 2014.
Prosecutor Karen Richards issued a statement Wednesday saying witnesses told state police that 19-year-old Tavontae Haney of Fort Wayne was shot by police after he pointed a gun at them. Police have said the shooting occurred after Haney fled on foot from a traffic stop after the driver of the car he was in did not stop at a stop sign.So obviously, the witnesses to the shooting changed their stories over time and after careful questioning by trained Indiana State Police investigators. Here is what WANE-TV reported in May 2013:
- Witnesses say, it didn’t have to end in death.
- Witnesses who spoke to NewsChannel 15 said Haney complied with directives from police.
- “They told him to stop, so he stopped and put his hands up,” 12-year-old David Jackson, Jr. said.
On May 9, 2013, Frost Illustrated, Fort Wayne's black newspaper, expressed doubt about the shooting and printed these rumors and speculations:
- Clifton Mauricio recalled the situation similar to Jackson’s statement. “They told him to put his hands up and they just started shooting him,” Mauricio said.
Community members are questioning why police shot and killed a man who appeared to be fleeing and therefore presented no danger to officers.
Some in the community are questioning if the shooting was actually necessary, especially in the wake of rumors circulating that Haney was shot in the back.
Other conflicting accounts from the streets and conflicting reports from people in the area as to whether he was armed or not.
Media reports also have surfaced that [one of the officers involved] . . ., in addition to having three letters of commendation for service also has had his share of run-ins with police authorities.
“The killing of TaVontae Jamar Haney, the 16th homicide of the city this year, is under investigation by the NAACP,” said Fort Wayne NAACP President Dr. Saharra Bledsoe in a statement.The pattern is the same at both Ferguson and Fort Wayne. Question and disrespect authority, don't snitch, and always assume that white folks are out to kill black folks (but it is OK that black on black crime is the largest danger to the well-being of the black minority).
Here are some tell-tale remarks by Rose Haney that prove that the indoctrination of blacks by blacks works.
Rose Haney said she’s spoken to other witnesses who claim he did not point a gun at officers but instead raised his hands. In fact, she said, she never knew anything about a gun being found by his body until the January or February following his death.If she is telling the truth, she simply did not want to know about the gun but how could the conversation with the other witnesses have made any sense without the element of his possession of a gun?
And she doesn't want her son’s children – a 4-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy – to grow up in a world where they think all police officers are the enemy. But that might already be happening, the way she sees her granddaughter interact with police officers she meets.
“She says, ‘You’re the police that killed my daddy,’ ” Haney said.The child was 2 1/2 to 3 years old when her Daddy died, so I doubt very much that she remembers much about her father except for the information being provided currently by her grandmother. And exactly how many cops meet up with the four-year old, on say, a weekly basis? The answer? Not many but usually none.
As long as we are having a prayer meeting, perhaps a Come to Jesus Meetin' might be appropriate for the liberal blacks leading their flocks astray.