Because it is a pointless distraction, I had not planned on posting again on THAT DISTRACTION IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI. However, after I left a comment on The Ferguson Report @ Amusing Nonsense, I decided I may as well post my comments.
siriusbizinus apparently accepts the Obama administration’s view that what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri is all about racial bias on the police force.
I just read this article over at Yahoo News about the report that the Department of Justice just sent out about the Ferguson Police Department. There’s a lot of striking information in there (including some really discriminatory emails). What gets me the most is how much the DOJ found. It’s like Ferguson PD wasn’t even trying to hide a police culture that discriminated against black people. (continued here)
I can’t read minds, but it looks to me like our Attorney General is trying to aggravate our racial troubles, not fix them. So left this comment.
MARCH 6, 2015 AT 9:41 PM
Let’s review the history.
A white policeman shoots a black guy.
The corporate news media declares the shooting racially motivated.
The government, DOJ, steps in. Instead of calming the situation, the Attorney General promotes the notion the shooting was racially motivated.
A Grand Jury investigation confirms the black guy is a huge brute who robbed a store. When the policeman stopped him, the black guy tried to take the policeman’s gun. Frightened for his life, the policeman shot the black guy in self defense.
How likely is it that the DOJ has issued a self serving report on behalf of its boss?
Of course, just pointed back to that DOJ report. It is curious how people miss the point. So I wrote this.
MARCH 7, 2015 AT 7:17 AM
What makes a man remarkable is that no credible “evidence” can be found against him (Daniel 6:1-5). (Note that I did not include the link to this verse in the original comment.)
We can look at any police department in the country, and we will most likely find the sort of “evidence” the DOJ found. That would include the DOJ. In fact, the guy running the DOJ needs to be investigated for racism.
Wherever we find man, we will find sin. Wherever we investigate, we will find “evidence” that supports the charge of excessive pride, and all racism is is an unjustified pride in one’s race (Strangely, black racism seems to be politically correct, and white racism seems to be politically incorrect.). Moreover, “evidence” can be misrepresented to mean what it does not, especially statistical evidence.
Since Ferguson is an area experiencing “white flight,” if the authorities there were not experiencing difficulties keeping the lid on racial tensions, that would be remarkable. As it is, the discovery of racial tensions has nothing to do with the DOJ report. The case that supposedly brought the race issue to light in Ferguson never had anything to do with race. The news media and our Attorney General just used that shooting to aggravate racial tensions. As if the shooting had been racially motivated, the Attorney General just shifted the focus to the Ferguson police department. Since people no longer expect anything except hype and bias from it, the news media does not bother covering up. That outfit just continues pushing its narrative.
If our Attorney General were actually trying to tamp down racial tensions, then he would have stayed out of Ferguson, Missouri. Even though there was lots of news media hoopla, THAT DISTRACTION IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI from start to finish was a phony story.
Consider how sickening what happened in Ferguson really was. Here we have a policeman on the beat doing his job. He tries to make an arrest. The thug tries to kill him, and the national news media and our nation’s Justice Department commence to cry out for the policeman’s blood. Only the vestiges that remain of our justice system and the brave witnesses who spoke the truth prevented a horrible miscarriage of justice.
Did the Obama administration learn anything? Did the news media? No. These people continue in their desire to divide us. With the DOJ’s Report, the Obama Administration has kept the story alive and continues to stoke the fires of racism.
This Wikipedia article, Ferguson, Missouri, includes data on Ferguson’s changing demographics.
Here is DOJ’s Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department. Keep in mind that DOJ never had any justifiable pretext for doing this report. That makes it little more than a witch hunt. On page 29, the report contains this footnote.
17 This set, however, did not include any substantive information on the August 9, 2014 shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. That incident is being separately investigated by the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Here from the report’s summary is the DOJ’s gobbledygook excuse for the report.
This investigation was initiated under the pattern-or-practice provision of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. § 14141, the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. § 3789d (“Safe Streets Act”), and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d (“Title VI”).
What is news is what we make of it. It is an unfortunate fact that much of the mass media is in the hands of about six massive corporations that apparently share a similar brand of journalistic ethics and common political objectives. Thus, most of the news media is in an uproar over the DOJ report, telling us that the rioters in Ferguson were justified.
Thus Sean Hannity has a wide open field for presenting a dissenting view (here). His evidence, our Attorney General’s words. Compare that video with the one here from The Washington Post.
BTW, if you don’t think policing involves bilking “lawbreakers” for revenue, try driving and parking in our nation’s capital.
Postscript (March 8, 2015)
did not like the comments I left at his post, The Ferguson Report. He summed it up this way.
MARCH 8, 2015 AT 9:55 PM
A couple things here CT –
1) The data gained from the report is being used to support a conclusion that Ferguson PD was acting in a racially discriminatory manner. If you’re going to call people out on Circular Reasoning, please identify it correctly. You are now making yourself look bad.
2) I have repeated several times that your question isn’t on topic for this post. Ulterior motives are irrelevant unless it shows the data I or Think Always is using are false.
3) I’ve given you a lot of leeway, Tom. But please make sure you are familiar with my rules for commenting. This constitutes your warning to get on topic. Either you can actually produce something that negates the data found in the Yahoo article or the report itself, or you can try a relevant comment.
As per my rules for commenting, any further irrelevant comments will be moderated like it is spam.
I guess I was not be respectful enough. What puzzles me is why my question was not relevant.
Here is the question.
WHY WAS THE REPORT GENERATED?
So I left this comment.
My rules are commenting on commenting on other blogs are simple enough. Where I am not wanted, I don’t go.
You don’t think my question pertinent?
WHY WAS THE REPORT GENERATED?
I think that answer enough.
Will that comment ever see the light of day at ‘s blog? I don’t know.
What was I calling Circular Reasoning? I explained in my MARCH 8, 2015 AT 9:41 PM comment.
How is the report biased? I suspect you already know. Otherwise, you could and would promptly answer this question.
WHY WAS THE REPORT GENERATED?
So far neither of you have. Instead, you use the conclusions of the report to justify producing the report. That’s what we call Circular reasoning.
When our government spends a bunch of our money producing a report, I think they should have a good reason before they started producing the report. Given that the DOJ has been jumping all over the Ferguson police department, and it appears to quite a few people that our President and Attorney General helped to stir up the rioters in Ferguson, I think my question especially relevant. Maybe we need a report on that.
Anyway, thanks to that report, instead of being on defense, our Attorney General is now on the attack. Holder says he’s ‘prepared’ to dismantle Ferguson police department if necessary. Whether that report really provides sufficient justification for dismantling the Ferguson police force, however, is another matter (Ferguson by the Numbers). Statistics can too easily be used to mislead us.
That said, if you want to put on blinders and view the DOJ’s Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department in isolation from the circumstances and motives that led to its production, please visit The Ferguson Report.