All Lives Matter
I support Officer Darren Wilson because the scientific and forensic evidence support Officer Wilson.
Photo by: Jeffrey Winston Jones
A strong statement, but a well-researched one at that.
I have spent much of the last few months avoiding commentary when it came to talk of the situation in Ferguson.
However, after carefully scanning over the hundreds of pages of grand jury documents, documents containing the testimony of Officer Wilson, his superiors, witnesses, experts and physical evidence, I feel as if there is something to be said.
Some in the St. Louis community, not just Ferguson, want you to think that this case is about equality, about race.
They want you to think that Officer Wilson shot Brown in cold blood, because he was black.
If this case was about equality, the African American community would be protesting at area malls with signs reading “All Lives Matter” not “Black Lives Matter.”
Equality is not about making black lives more important than white lives or any other lives for that matter. By definition, equality is the state of being equal.
So as CNN scrolls across my television day in and day out and protest after protest warrant for justice, I question what exactly is the justice they are seeking?
Brown’s family wanted the case to go to trial, they wanted justice.
The case was taken to the grand jury and over 70 hours of testimony and evidence was brought forward over a three-month period.
No indictment was handed down to Wilson, sparking outrage in the community and nationwide cries of no justice. A dozen businesses were burned in Ferguson.
But the case went to trial — an impartial grand jury — a full investigation was performed and a decision was made.
The justice system did its job.
Take a look at the court documents, the evidence, it’s all there.
“I felt that another one of those punches in my face could knock me out or worse. I mean it was, he’s obviously bigger than I was and stronger and the, I’ve already taken two to the face I didn’t think I would, the third one could be fatal if he hit me right,” Wilson said during his grand jury testimony.
It doesn’t take a grand jury to discover that a police officer has the right to defend himself if he feels his life is in danger.
This case saw its justice.
This is no longer about Brown and it isn’t about Wilson, it’s about making noise.