The situation in Ferguson and St. Louis is becoming clearer and clearer. In Ferguson the cry is “Justice for Michael Brown” and in St. Louis, if it isn’t already, it will be “Justice for Vonderrit Myers. We won’t be surprised to see Trayvon Martin’s lawyer and tribe show up and demand “Justice for Trayvon” too.
In case you might have a misapprehension about how the media is going to slant the St. Louis shooting, here’s the Google result for the Yahoo News story that we’re referencing in this post.
Here’s the actual headline:
Here’s the second paragraph:
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the 18-year-old, identified by his mother and police as Vonderrit D. Myers, shot at the off-duty officer Wednesday night and the officer returned fire.
Just so we’re clear, you get to set up the headline that shows up on Google searches. Yahoo did that on purpose without bothering to pay the least little bit of attention to te facts in the second paragraph of their own article.
Needless to say, the black community in St. Louis has already passed their sentence.
Syreeta Myers told The Associated Press by phone Thursday that her son wasn’t armed, as police contend. She said he was holding a sandwich when he was killed, not a gun.
“Police lie. They lied about Michael Brown, too,” she said.
More than 20 black leaders gathered for a news conference outside police headquarters and questioned why the officer approached Vonderrit Myers in the first place.
“This here was racial profiling turned deadly,” state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed said.
St. Louis police are investigating and all we know so far is that apparently Myers fired three shots at the officer from a 9mm Ruger that was recovered at the scene. He only got off three shots because the pistol jammed. Ballistics have been recovered from the scene.
It looks like the “black leadership” in St. Louis are at least avoiding the “unarmed teenager” meme from Ferguson. It seems that Myers isn’t the lilly-black kid that people are going to be rallying around. The sandwich story probably isn’t going to hold water.
Online court documents show Vonderrit Myers was charged in June in St. Louis with the unlawful use of a weapon, a felony, and misdemeanor resisting arrest. A hearing that had been scheduled for Monday was continued until Nov. 17.
The crowd wants “justice.” Well, they say they want justice. What they really want is vengeance. The police in St. Louis county is already prepping – appropriately, in our opinion – for riots if officer Darren Wilson is not indicted for the Michael Brown shooting. Eric Holder’s Department of Racist Justice is investigating, not just officer Wilson, but the entire Ferguson police department. Race Card Leaders in St. Louis are calling for a federal investigation in St. Louis and they want Democrat Governor Jay Nixon to assuage concerns about profiling and police use of deadly force.
We’ll be happy to save them the money on the investigations. The results are self evident:
- The Ferguson PD is racist;
- The St. Louis PD is racist;
- The two officers used excessive force;
- Both dead teenagers were racially profiled.
See, wasn’t that easy?
There is another option. Any other findings and Ferguson and St. Louis get a makeover.
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