Thursday, August 21, 2014

Nixon And Sharpton Fan The Flames Of The Rush To Judgment Fires

Governor Nixon’s demand for vigorous prosecution of the Ferguson cop
Is exactly the sort of Rush to Judgment that needs to stop
The Grand Jury has just started its investigation of Darren Wilson’s use of force
Yet Nixon appears to believe it has already been complete and has run its course
He must believe that in the case of a police shooting innocent until proven guilty does not apply
Even without an indictment he must believe that white on black means in court you have to try
Six shots at a 292 pound man charging against a cop already battered about his face
Is not the same as murder regardless of the shooter‘s or the victim’s race
Everyone on this planet would urge a vigorous and transparent investigation to determine the facts
If there is an indictment and only if, a prosecution must be vigorous not held back
In his urge to grab headlines I wonder if it ever crossed Nixon’s mind
If the Grand Jury does not indict the town of Ferguson is going to be in a major rioting bind
From the likes of Al Sharpton one has come to racial incitements expect
But from a governor of a state a disappointment that he did pause and a Rush to Judgment reject.
© August 21, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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