A day after Jonathan Capehart wrote about facing the truth about Darren Wilson’s innocence, his article in the Washington Post has over 5000 comments, much of them accusing President Obama and Eric Holder of racism for wanting to take a closer look at Brown’s death.
Bullshit, all of them.
Michael Brown killed himself with Officer Wilson’s gun despite having no apparent reason to want to die that day. Darren Wilson was a member of a department which had recently arrested an innocent man, beat him up, locked him up, and charged him with bleeding on their uniforms. Several witnesses, including at least one who didn’t seem to have any reason to lie, said Brown had his hands up. Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing after a rigged hearing in which jurors were given false information.
It’s not racist to think that the whole incident required a real investigation from someone outside of Ferguson.
Thanks to Eric Holder, we know Officer Wilson was innocent. Someone who accepted Office Wilson’s story without any confirmation is someone who feels that police should never be investigated for killing Black people.