This just drives me crazy. To add insult to injury, this whole debacle is under the jurisdiction of Democrats, though they are Missouri Democrats, for whatever that’s worth. Any political leader who fails to speak out is an utter failure, and as far as I can tell, very few have spoken out. Certainly not the President or his Attorney-General.
The ACLU went to Federal court asking for a restraining order on the police, in defense of the people’s right to assemble. It was denied. Defending the abrogation of civil liberties was the state attorney-general, one Chris Koster, another Democrat.
The liberal adulation received by Eric Holder for paying the residents of Ferguson the honor of his visit, is a total bafflement. This is a fellow who could not bring himself to say word one about the denial of elementary civil liberties.
An example is this atrocity of a statement, including:
“We commend the actions of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. and other elected officials for their strong stance against the senseless use of deadly force and the militarization of law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri.”
This claptrap was actually cosigned by the ACLU and a flock of civil rights organizations. All evidently in the tank for Obama.
The emphasis on militarization in context is really a dodge. What has transpired in Ferguson is worse than militarization. It is the denial of basic rights. Freedom of the press. The right to assemble. Basic.