One after another it seems the events of the day just grow bigger and bigger and it seems become something they are not. Consider Ferguson, if you will. Here we had a clear cut situation of a young man who decides he wants to be a “Thug Wanna Be”, and robs a store with a friend at his side. The guy shoves the store owner out-of-the-way, not once but twice, ending the confrontation with a threatening gester. All caught on tape.

Now he and his buddy are walking down the street a few minutes later, and when confronted by police and asked to move to the sidewalk, the buddy complies. However, the Thug wanna be, decides to confront the officer, ends up in the car, struggling for the officer’s gun, two shots are fired, thugs on the run, told to halt. Instead, Thug wanna be decides to rush the cop, all three hundred bounds of him, and is told to halt again. He is shot, and killed, and the rest is history. Meanwhile, his buddy, had complied with the officer’s order to get off the street, and lives to tell the story today.

Well, as usual, the Liberal media does its rush to judgment thing, and the next thing you know we got Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton down there preaching it was some kind of hate crime, it all ends with no indictment of the police officer for doing his job, and the good citizens of Ferguson Ind. burning their town to the ground.


A male subject in New York is confronted by police for selling cigarettes without charging a tax, and arrested. A confrontation occurs, the subject is brought down by four police officers, one who uses an unauthorized choke hold on the subject. According to an individual who trains officers in self-defense, this choke hold is never taught, and it should be noted that there is a rule that choke holds are not to be used in arrest of subjects. it might also be interesting to note that the subject was well-known for non-violent petty crimes such as this and had been dealt with before.

Although he was obviously attempting to avoid arrest, and detainment, he kept saying to police to leave him alone. However, true to the case he was in violation of the law. When he attempted to ward off the police he was brought down by four officers. One of them used the choke hold. The detainee kept saying he could not breath, but the officer did not let up on the grip. He ends up in the hospital, and died from a heart attack, probably as a result of the choke hold. This happened several months ago, but a grand jury did not indict the officer despite the clear flagrant violation of police policy on not using choke holds.

There are clear issues in this case. Most legal sources clarify that this is a clear-cut case of manslaughter, and that the officer should be held accountable. I concur.

However, there are clear differences in both the Ferguson case and the New York case.

Now a closing word about Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson. Al Sharpton is nothing more than a mouth piece that persistently uses any event where a black person is killed by whites or police as just cause to pull the race card. However, like his counter part Jessie Jackson, there is always this issue of Rush to Judgment. It might be better served to make sure all the cards are on the table before making accusations that are unfounded. This was no doubt, the obvious case in Ferguson.

As for Jessie Jackson, I lost my respect for this guy a long time ago when he came to Michigan to support a Tent City for Homeless people, after the elimination of General Assistance. The Tents were put up on the Capital grounds in an attempt to bring attention to Homelessness in Michigan. With the support of UAW Jessie was able to fleece the flock and take all the collected funds back to Chicago, leaving nothing behind to support the Michigan cause.

Couple this with his every attempt to get involved in anything that looks racial, even if it means Rush to Judgment, an outright failure to control events in his own city, a virtual war zone in South Chicago, and its no wonder that I have lost all respect for this self promoting gluten of the people he says he represents.

Enough said for now.



I am 62 years old. I've been blogging for several years. I am into History and Politics as well as currant events. The latter being the main issues covered on these pages. I was a Community Advocate for twenty years, and a volunteer aide in a State Representatives Office in my home state of Michigan. While I have basically ceased these activities, I still watch the world around me closely and report on it as much as I can, which I might add is often. I encourage comments on my Blogs. I only ask that we keep our opinions clean and without insults threats or intimidation. I hope you take time to read The Horton Journal, and look forward to your comments.
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