Here’s Comes A Crisis They Can’t Let Go To Waste

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon: Darren Wilson must be vigorously prosecuted « Hot Air

“Determined to see justice achieved” could mean any outcome, ranging from prosecution and conviction of a guilty man to refusing to indict someone against whom there’s insufficient evidence, but civil-rights groups obviously have a particular outcome in mind here and the White House knows it. They’re all but promising to have the U.S. Attorney try Wilson.

Or, if the evidence against Wilson completely falls apart somehow and Holder’s left in a tough political spot, he could decide to investigate the Ferguson PD for its practices more broadly, not just vis-a-vis Michael Brown. This NYT report claims that he’s weighing that right now, in fact, inspired in part by a recent horrific-if-true account in the Daily Beast of what the cops there allegedly did to a man in 2009. He says they beat him — and then charged him for property damage when he bled on their uniforms. A sweeping inquiry into police brutality and racial profiling generally by the DOJ might help keep the peace even if Wilson walks.

I’m not interested in sacrificing innocent men in the name of “keeping the peace.”  And the evidence we’ve seen so far tends to support the notion that Officer Wilson isn’t guilty of any crime.

That said, I’ve got no problem with a federal investigation of the Ferguson PD, which shows every indication of being an over-weaponed, arrogant gang of thugs.

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


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