Yes, I’m sure it’s Friday, I double checked.
After stepping into a large pile of brown and stinky, I bet Governor Jay Nixon wishes today was Saturday. Unfortunately for him, Nixon created that large pile on his own. His mouth made a bad situation worse and he has no one to blame except for himself.
What did Nixon do? He publicly called for the “vigorous prosecution” of Officer Darren Wilson before the investigation was complete. Then, when evidence began to appear that showed Wilson killed Brown in self-defense, Nixon compounded the problem by refusing to recant his earlier statement. Instead of supporting the law and legal process, Nixon sided with the mob for nothing more than personal political gain.
Missouri Governor under fire after calling for ‘vigorous prosecution’ of cop who shot dead Michael Brown but grand jury won’t make decision until OCTOBER
Governor Jay Nixon said on Tuesday ‘a vigorous prosecution must be pursued’ after Ferguson officer Darren Wilson shot dead teen Michael Brown
The governor called for the prosecution of Wilson comes ahead of the grand jury meeting today to see if the officer will even be charged
Officer Wilson, a six-year veteran of the Ferguson force with a clean record, has not been arrested or charged with any crime
Missouri’s Lt. Governor criticized Nixon saying he had ‘prejudged the case’
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has come under fire after calling for the ‘vigorous prosecution’ of the Ferguson police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
The Democrat governor released a five-minute video on Tuesday, where he said: ‘A vigorous prosecution must now be pursued.’
His statement began: ‘Ten days ago, a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown in broad daylight. The world has watched as a community has been engulfed in grief, anger, fear, at times violence.’
The governor then called upon Attorney-General Eric Holder and St Louis county prosecutor Bob McCulloch to ‘meet expectations’ by finding justice for Michael Brown and his family ‘thoroughly, promptly and correctly’.
Governor Nixon’s call for the prosecution of Officer Darren Wilson comes ahead of any decisions by the grand jury who are meeting today to see if the 28-year-old will be charged.
St Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said on Wednesday that he estimated it would be the middle of October before the grand jury reached a decision on whether Officer Wilson will face charges over Michael Brown’s death.
Nixon made his statement before some FACTS came to light—the video of the convenience store robbery, the video of the confrontation with the background voices confirming Officer Wilson’s account, the recantation of the statement by Dorian Johnson, Brown’s accomplice, that said Wilson shot Brown in the back, the independent autopsy that showed Brown was shot from the front, two dozen or more eye-witness statements that said Brown charged Officer Wilson before being fatally shot. Nixon ignored all this real evidence deciding it was a good opportunity to gain political points at the expense of Wilson’s life and reputation.
Nixon prejudgment ignored the accumulating evidence. The Grand Jury, empaneled in May 2014, won’t release its results until October. So why did Nixon attempt to politically lynch Officer Wilson?
Maybe because Nixon has further political ambitions. One rumor is that he would be Hillary’s Veep in 2016. I don’t think that will happen now. Nixon’s bungling attempt to gain liberal creds from the black community failed. Instead he’s now being held in ridicule by nearly everyone including members of his own party.
But probably the worse cut of all comes not from a news item or a reporter but from a cartoonist. Michael Ramirez posted this cartoon and it cuts directly to the issue.