Letter is courtesy of Theteaparty.com
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Today, our prayers are for the good people of Ferguson, MO with the hope that the carnage of last night will soon come to an end.
I have no question that the grand jury in Ferguson, MO, did the difficult job that it was entrusted. They examined all the evidence to determine whether there was cause to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. That is the way our system is supposed to work, except for some believing that it should work to their political gain.
Keep in mind that the standard of evidence is much lower for a grand jury to move a case to trial than for a criminal jury to find a verdict of guilty. What that means is that if there was a shred of conflicting evidence, the case would have been referred to a criminal trial. Reasonable doubt does not apply to a grand jury, the standard is “any doubt.”
What is most troubling to me is that so many elected officials convicted Officer Wilson immediately after the incident for political gain without themselves seeing or hearing a single piece of evidence. No justice system is perfect but if you can show me one that comes closer than ours, anywhere in the world, I will buy you dinner.
Regardless of the fact that he was justified in his actions, Officer Wilson’s life has been destroyed for political gain and we will not hear one official say “I’m sorry for prematurely convicting you”. Don’t think for a second that the same elected officials would not destroy your or my life without a second thought if they thought for a second that they could make a few political points in the process.
Prior to the announcement, Rep. George Butterfield Jr. (D-NC), the new leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, made it clear that a “guilty” verdict was the only acceptable outcome. Just prior to accepting his new position representing every black member of Congress he said, “I would certainly hope that the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri will find that there is sufficient evidence to conclude that a crime probably was committed,” Butterfield responded. “To lay out that crime, and to let a jury of twelve in Missouri decide the guilt or innocence of the police officer.”
Immediately after last night’s announcement Congressional Black Caucus member, Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) released a statement saying, “It is a slap in the face to Americans nationwide who continue to hope and believe that justice will prevail.” Again, she said this without hearing or examining any of the evidence in the case, nor do I believe she could care less about the facts. This is about political opportunity, not the truth.
As a black American, I am deeply saddened by the response by those who should be working to heal a tragic situation instead, using it for political gain. Hundreds of black teenagers are killed by violence every month in our country and I have not heard a peep from those outraged over this case about the widespread problem of violence in our minority communities. The word hypocrite is not strong enough to describe my feelings about these frauds.
This is the reason we launched “Restore the Dream 2014”. For so long, minority communities, especially the black community, have been lied to by Democrats and cheated out of their right to self determination. The message that Democrats and the fraudsters in the so called civil rights movement like Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson trumpet the message to blacks that “You are a victim. You can only exist by voting for us and living on the scraps we are willing to give you”.
We are working to change that message and it is resonating everywhere we go. Our message is that you and you alone can determine your future and listening to the message from the left will do nothing but keep you down. You can achieve your dreams if you stop listening to lies and chart your own future with determination and effort.
The blame for the reaction to this tragedy can be laid directly at the feed of the race agitators who could not care less about Michael Brown but saw this as a way to further divide America across racial lines. These are the real criminals and makes it clear that our work is far from done. It is a very sad day for America indeed.