[This is the addended transcript of my regular KVMR commentary broadcast on 3 December 2014.]
I intended this to be a wrap-up on the Ferguson riots, but sadly there is no wrap possible, because Ferguson is just the latest chapter in the marathon effort to fundamentally transform America. So all we can do is pause here and take stock of recent happenings with the Michael Brown shooting by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on 9 August last.
Michael Brown was a product of our broken black culture. He was an underachiever with an attitude, a racist, and on that day, a criminal. He met his end by having the audacity to walk down the center of a trafficked street and challenge a policeman on patrol responding to a 911 about a convenience store robbery in the neighborhood. It turned out the robbery was committed by Brown, a fact then not known by Wilson. The criminal grand jury was presented all the evidence about the shooting, which it considered for over 12 weeks before concluding that Officer Wilson shot Brown in the line of duty, and the case required no indictment for a subsequent trial.