MORE APOLOGIES NEEDED? Ferguson, Gangstas, Street Hoods and Al Sharpton?

Written by Kevin Fobbs on March 19, 2015

The city of Ferguson and the heart and soul of America’s racial melting pot was nearly shattered by a vicious lie by Dorian Johnson friend of Michael Brown. Johnson stood before the media and seemed to channel his inner-gangsta which was lapped up by liberal media and subsequently unleashed racial fury. What followed were continuous vicious attacks on police, including the assassination of two New York City police officers. One of the mainstream media journalists leading the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” charge lie was Jonathan Capehart, a The Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor who is now he is saying he is so, so sorry.

Remember those hot August days that followed the shooting where marches, protests and even vilification of Darren Wilson, the police officer who fended off the attacking Michael Brown, was regular? Not really? Well, unfortunately, for Darren Wilson, his wife and family, that comfort of not remembering the racist attacks on his life, his credibility and his livelihood cannot and will not be so easily forgotten.

Al Sharpton’s breed of racism for being white and a police officer was given birth and sanctified by Barack Obama. Obama, who seemed to almost praise the antics of the nighttime protester’s screaming Wilson’s name with hate dripping from their lips.

Then of course there was U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s appearance in Ferguson. Remember, Holder was going to get to the bottom of Wilson’s alleged “racially motivated” shooting of the “near angelic-like youth,” killed with his hands reaching toward the imaginary sky. A lie.

Instead, it was the street gangsters who made the streets of Ferguson their own paradise hunting ground. These thugs of mayhem moved into Ferguson by car, bus and truck to burn, loot and destroy. Yet, Holder could not see that plain truth, because after all, these looters who cared less about being captured on store videos than they did about torching cars and buildings, simply wanted “Justice for Michael Brown.”

Why didn’t the liberals who all but lynched the officer for being a white law enforcement official pause for a moment and take a look at the details. Why didn’t the media that covered the nightly violence obtain the addresses of the rioters to see if they were indeed Ferguson residents? The police did obtain the information and nearly 80 percent of the arrested were not Ferguson residents.

So shouldn’t the story have been how can these criminal, looting renegades of the night manage to show up every night to rip off Ferguson stores? Shouldn’t the media covering the nearly three-week riotous behavior have trained their cameras on these disturbances and turned over their footage to law enforcement? Or was that too much like destroying their liberal narrative that the rioting was more about looting than it was about finding the truth?

What is clear is that Obama had already determined that the now documented lying utterances of Dorian Johnson were enough to take to the United Nations in September and compare ISIS offenses to what was occurring in Ferguson. And there sat Darren Wilson, helpless, silent and being vilified and hung in verbal effigy before the whole world by Obama at the United Nations.

So much for justice right?

The mobile street gangsters cared as much about justice or the life and death of Michael Brown as they did for holding a job, paying bills or even ripping off Ferguson stores before setting them on fire. These creatures of chaos are in one word: Punks!

Now comes the apology by Capehart who is on his figurative knees with regret about being taken in by the first lie by Dorian Johnson, and then the larger lie that was shouted repeatedly by Al Sharpton. According to The Washington Post Capehart stressed, “Brown never surrendered with his hands up, and Wilson was justified in shooting Brown.”

Was Capehart that blind in that he could not recognize the immoral obsession of Al “Race-Baiting Payday” Sharpton’s true intentions? Ferguson for Sharpton was never about justice as much as it was about getting paid. His record clearly substantiates that.

Finally, here’s a tip for the mainstream media journalists and pundits like Capehart. The next time someone cries racism or shouts “Hands Up Don’t Shoot!”, make certain that the third hand that is not up and is profiting from the turmoil does not belong to Al Sharpton.



Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries.