Amid all the reports and commentaries on recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, the one by comedian Russell Brand stands out as the most thoughtful. Young Michael Brown was shot by a police officer,, Darrin Wilson, because he was black. Many Fox News fans have pointed out that it is possible that Brown may have stolen a box of cigars, but Wilson had no way of knowing that Brown was even inside of a store until the police department began looking for exculpatory evidence for Wilson. Every effort on the part of Missouri's judicial system has been to exonerate Wilson and remind the rest of America that shooting minorities is a good thing to do. Fox News would have us believe that certain minorities are responsible for all crime, as a matter of fact.
Russell Brand issues the obvious challenges to those racist ideas. Ideas such as immediate execution not being the penalty in America for shoplifting, and white teenagers not receiving the death penalty for the same. Ideas such as tanks, machine guns, and all sorts of military gear and personnel standing by in order to make sure that no one exercises any first amendment rights without risking death. And he addresses the fact that no police officer in Missouri has ever been held accountable for the killing of a civilian, and in America, most civilian victims of police are black. Why should Wilson be charges with a crime? He was, after all, "doing what he was trained to do", according to Darrin Wilson's lawyers. So Wilson was "trained" to discriminate against blacks and kill them. Brand does not sell Wilson's injuries short, though. Wilson did, after all, have an injury resembling the type of bruise left by the kick of a mishandled gun on his cheek. Lets cry for him.
To add insult to injury, Wilson had the audacity to thank the morons who supported him in his murderous efforts. Now that he has resigned, whatever will he use as impunity to murder unarmed minority citizens?