If the country, and in particular the substandard and highly volatile leadership of this country had the presence of mind that we find in the Michael Brown family, America would not have gone to bed with the threat of racially motivated nationwide violence. TheBrown family was understandably upset by the Grand Jury’s verdict. However, at the same time, Michael Brown’s father made some stunningly profound and wise comments as he called for calm. He said he wanted his son’s death to stand for positive change, not to be the impetus of rioting and senseless violence. In the midst of all the chaos, is it hard to not only grieve for the loss of the Brown family, but to admire their maturity and character. If only Mr. Brown could trade places with the current POTUS.
Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Wilson on August 9, 2014. The appropriateness of the officer’s actions were reviewed by a Grand Jury. The jury members were not sequestered. Therefore, they read the same newspapers and watched the same TV news reports as the rest of the country. The Grand Jury was fully cognizant of the enormous implications of the Grand Jury’s actions. The pressure was enormous. These Grand Jury members knew that their actions would be scrutinized in the months ahead for objectivity and signs of a cover-up. There was no cover-up. There was only justice, arrived at under a very watchful eye of the public that will surely review every nuance of the decision. At the end of the day, the decision to not indict had nothing to do with the violence we see across America today. The backlash was predetermined by an administration in need of a distraction from its criminal actions.