Thursday night Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson attempted to apologize in person to a crowd of residents asking for his resignation over his handling of the public relations after the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen shot by officer Darren Wilson.
Jackson was emotional as he swore out, “All I got to say is this is a f–king tragedy and we all know that and I’m sorry, And I said it from my heart. You don’t have to accept it but it came from my heart.”
After several of emotional back and fourths the situation exploded into fights, protests and arrests.
I don’t have a whole lot of empathy for the Ferguson PD, but this is ridiculous. It appears to be some sort of “press conference” where people with cameras and recorders want to ask the Chief questions. In fact, it was nothing more than a shouting match. You can hear one idiot in the background shouting through a bull horn, “I got an important question…”
Jackson was right, the whole mess was a tragedy. It will eventually get sorted out by the grand jury and probably resorted by Eric Holder’s Department of Racial Victimhood. The one takeaway from this particular incident is the people in this crowd aren’t interested in having a dialog. They’re interested in having a riot.
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