November 19, 2014

Will Darren Wilson’s Life Return to Normal?

In the court of public opinion, Officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown, has been tried and found guilty. And Missouri Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill barely scrupled when she said the anger and death threats directed at Wilson were okay. She said on MSNBC, “Once their investigations are complete, Officer Wilson will either be indicted, and then of course he will be removed from the police department, or he will not be indicted, in which case Officer Wilson has to decide what the future holds for him. … The rush to judgment by some in the African American community is, in fact, understandable because in our country there are racial disparities in terms of how people are treated.” But when host Joe Scarborough pressed McCaskill, asking, “If he [Wilson] is acquitted, then does he get his life back?” McCaskill said she thought it was obvious: Of course Wilson gets his life back. Except he’ll have to leave the force and forever watch his back for fear of people who wish him and his family harm. More…

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