Facts and myths on Ferguson, directly from Washington (Sunderland)
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Von Paul Nellen, 03.12.2014
Ferguson, USA – ein jugendlicher Schwarzer stirbt durch die Kugel eines weißen Polizisten. Das Urteil steht in Deutschland damit schon fest: der 18-jährige Michael Brown ist ein typisches Opfer des typischen weißen US-Rassismus geworden, der alltäglich auf Amerikas Straßen einen hohen Blutzoll hauptsächlich unter Afro-Americans fordert. Weiße Kugeln, schwarzes Blut! Ist das so?
Leider – oder besser: gottseidank! – ist dieses Bild komplett falsch. Vorausgesetzt, man vertraut den offiziellen Erkenntnissen der US-Regierung.
Überraschenderweise ist das US-Justizministerium nämlich schon vor drei Jahren zu einem gänzlich anderen Ergebnis gekommen. Es steht in einem offiziellen Bericht des Ministeriums vom Nov. 2011, auf die sich auch New Yorks Ex-Bürgermeister Rudy Giuliani kürzlich auf CNN bezog und der dort Ferguson zu einer “Ausnahme” erklärte:
Die Statistik der Tötungsdelikte sagt nämlich klipp und klar, dass es meistens schwarze Kugeln sind, die Schwarze treffen: “93% of black victims were killed by blacks”.
Quelle: Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008 Annual Rates for 2009 and 2010. Hg.: U.S. Dpt. of Justice, Nov. 2011, S. 13
Auch diese Mordopfer sind zu betrauern, ihre Mörder zu bestrafen. Unser Vorurteil vom “rassistischen Mord-Amerika” dagegen gilt es zu begraben. Aber keine Sorge, es gibt noch viel zu tun. Gegen die Chlorhühnchen werden noch Unterschriften gesucht!
Facts and myths on Ferguson, directly from Washington (Sunderland)
Listen here to the full statement of the investigation:
If you want to get rid of the daily moaning and whining of the German State media, then listen instead to the radio Newcastle, informative, interesting and bright:
By Paul Nellen, 03/12/2014
Ferguson, United States – a young black dies by the bullet of a white police officer. The verdict is in Germany so certain: the 18-year-old Michael Brown has become a typical victim of the typical white American racism. Bullets, black blood! Is that so?
Unfortunately – or rather, thank God! – This is completely wrong. Assuming you trust the official findings of the US government.
Surprisingly, the US Department of Justice is in fact came to a completely different conclusion three years ago. It is an official report of the Ministry dating from November:
The statistics of homicides says it clearly that it are mostly black bullets, which hit the black: „93% of black victims were killed by blacks.“
Source: Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008 Annual Council for 2009 and 2010. Ed .: US Dpt. of Justice, November 2011, pp 13
These are murder victims to mourn, to punish their murderers. Our prejudice of „racist murder-America“, however, is to be buried. But do not worry, there’s still plenty to do. Signatures are still being sought against the chlorine chicken!
Ferguson an exception as ‚93% of blacks are killed by other blacks,‘ Giuliani says
By Sara Fischer, CNN
November 24, 2014
Washington (CNN) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the controversy surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, does not exemplify a larger national problem.
„93 percent of blacks are killed by other blacks,“ Giuliani said on NBC’s „Meet the Press.“ „We’re talking about the exception here.“
„What about the poor black child that is killed by the other black child? Why aren’t you protesting that?“
In a heated exchange Sunday with academic and radio host Michael Eric Dyson, Giuliani suggested that the white police officer who fatally shot Brown in mid-August shouldn’t be the focus of the nation’s attention.
„We are talking about the significant exception,“ Giuliani said. „I’d like to see the attention paid to that, that you are paying to this.“
Giuliani went on to explain that he and other New York City mayors have worked hard to make New York Police Department „as proportionate“ as possible to reflect the racial makeup of the city.
In response, Dyson called Giuliani’s comparison „a false equivalency.“
Giuliani says the chaos signifies that the nation is focusing on racial disparity when it should be setting its attention on the way the police force is arranged in respect to high crime rates.
„Why don’t you cut it down so that so many white police officers don’t have to be in black areas?“
„White police officers wouldn’t be there if you (speaking to Dyson) weren’t killing each other 75% of the time.“
The former New York mayor, who has been credited with greatly reducing crime in the Big Apple among poorer areas, insisted that the focus of the nation should pivot towards reducing crime among the black community.
„(Crime) is hardly insignificant,“ Giuliani said. „It is the reason for the heavy police presence in the black community.“
Giuliani received significant blow-back from Dyson, an African America who told Giuliani his remarks „reinforce the problematic perspective that prevails in the culture.“
St. Louis Prosecutor: Key Witnesses Flip-Flopped
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said that the most “credible” and “reliable” eyewitnesses all came to support Officer Darren Wilson’s claim that he shot Michael Brown in self-defense.
During St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch’s press conference Monday night, during which he explained why a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict police Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown, McCulloch made shocking revelations about the testimony of some of the key witnesses.
“The most credible eyewitnesses to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., said he had charged toward police Officer Darren Wilson just before the final, fatal shots, the St. Louis County prosecutor said Monday night,” the New York Times explained.
That kind of testimony flies in the face of the accounts given by several eyewitnesses who spoke to news organizations immediately after Brown’s shooting in August: that Brown had his hands up in the air, seemingly surrendering, as Wilson continued shooting. Apparently some of those witnesses changed their stories about what happened, or their version of events didn’t match up with the physical evidence.
“The accounts of several other witnesses from the Ferguson neighborhood where Mr. Brown, 18 and unarmed, met his death on Aug. 9—including those who said Mr. Brown was trying to surrender—changed over time or were inconsistent with physical evidence, the prosecutor, Robert P. McCulloch, said,” the Times continued.
More than half of the 12 individuals who made up the grand jury supported Wilson’s claims that he fatally shot Brown in self-defense.
“The fact that at least nine members of the 12-member panel could not agree to indict the officer indicates that they accepted the narrative of self-defense put forth by Officer Wilson in his voluntary, four hours of testimony before the grand jury,” the Times reports.
McCulloch said that the “most reliable” eyewitness accounts also supported Wilson’s version of events.
Witnesses Told Grand Jury That Michael Brown Charged at Darren Wilson, Prosecutor Says
St. Louis County prosecutor announced the decision of a grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo.
The most credible eyewitnesses to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., said he had charged toward Police Officer Darren Wilson just before the final, fatal shots, the St. Louis County prosecutor said Monday night as he sought to explain why a grand jury had not found probable cause to indict the officer.
The accounts of several other witnesses from the Ferguson neighborhood where Mr. Brown, 18 and unarmed, met his death on Aug. 9 — including those who said Mr. Brown was trying to surrender — changed over time or were inconsistent with physical evidence, the prosecutor, Robert P. McCulloch, said in a news conference.
“The duty of the grand jury is to separate fact and fiction,” he said in a statement watched by a tense nation. “No probable cause exists to file any charges against Darren Wilson.”
Mr. McCulloch praised the grand jurors, who met on 25 days over a three-month period and heard 60 witnesses, for pouring “their hearts and souls into this process” and said that only by hearing all the evidence, as they had, could one fairly judge the case.
The task facing the St. Louis County grand jury was not to determine whether Officer Darren Wilson was guilty of a crime, but whether there was evidence to justify bringing charges, which could have ranged from negligent manslaughter to intentional murder.
The fact that at least nine members of the 12-member panel could not agree to indict the officer indicates that they accepted the narrative of self-defense put forth by Officer Wilson in his voluntary, four hours of testimony before the grand jury. Mr. McCulloch, in his summary of the months of testimony, said it was supported by the most reliable eyewitness accounts — from African-Americans in the vicinity of the shooting — as well as physical evidence and the consistent results of three autopsies.
At issue, under the Missouri law governing use of deadly force by law enforcement as well as general rules for self-defense, was if Officer Wilson “reasonably believed” that he or others were in serious danger.
According to transcripts released Monday night, Officer Wilson testified that after he encountered Mr. Brown and a friend walking in the street, he realized the pair might be those being sought for stealing cigarillos from a convenience store minutes earlier.
According to witnesses and blood and other evidence found inside the car, Officer Wilson first fired two shots while he struggled with Mr. Brown through the window of his patrol vehicle, a Chevrolet Tahoe, grazing Mr. Brown’s hand.
Mr. Brown started to run away, with Officer Wilson in chase, then stopped and turned. According to the prosecutor’s summary, the officer fired five shots as Mr. Brown charged him, then another five shots as he made what one witness called a “full charge.”
1 As news of the decision spread, protesters surged forward, throwing objects at officers in riot gear. The sound of gunfire could be heard. 2 Police officers used tear gas and smoke to disperse people who were hurling rocks and breaking the windows of parked police cruisers. A vehicle was set on fire. 3 At least a dozen buildings were set on fire around the city, many in the vicinity of Ferguson Market and Liquor, the store Michael Brown was in before he was killed by Officer Wilson.
Only 90 seconds passed between Officer Wilson’s first encounter with the youths and the arrival of a backup police car, just after the shooting stopped, the prosecutor said.
Probable cause is not a stiff standard. It does not require that most of the evidence be incriminating, let alone be proof “beyond a reasonable doubt,” as required in a criminal trial. Instead, grand juries are ordinarily instructed to issue an indictment when there is “some evidence” of guilt, legal experts said.
To Mr. Brown’s parents and their supporters, the case for bringing at least some charge in this case seemed open and shut. But the jurors also had to consider whether Officer Wilson acted within the limits of the lethal-force law, raising the threshold for an indictment.
Independent legal experts said it was impossible to analyze the grand jury decision without studying the transcripts of the testimony as well as the police reports, autopsies and forensic evidence that might shed light on what Mr. Brown was doing in his final seconds: whether he was menacing the officer or, as a friend who was with him said, trying to surrender.
Some people claiming to be eyewitnesses said Mr. Brown was shot in the back, Mr. McCulloch said, but later changed their stories when autopsies found no injuries entering his back. But others, African-Americans who did not speak out publicly, he said, consistently said that the youth had menaced the officer.
Mr. McCulloch, had promised that he would allay any suspicions about the fairness of the proceedings by releasing, with names redacted, transcripts of testimony and other evidence heard by the panel.
The release of grand jury information, secret by law, is rare, and Mr. McCulloch originally said he would first seek a judge’s permission. But on Monday, his office said it had determined that it had a right to release most of the transcripts and it did so Monday night.
The grand jury, which included three African-Americans, deliberated for two days. By law, the final vote on whether to bring an indictment is secret and the jurors are legally prohibited from discussing their deliberations.
The United States Department of Justice is conducting a separate investigation of whether Officer Wilson, who is white, intentionally acted to deprive Mr. Brown, an African-American, of his civil rights. But the bar for such cases is a high one, and officials have privately said they are unlikely to bring federal charges. The Justice Department is also conducting a broader investigation into the practices of the Ferguson Police Department.
A version of this article appears in print on November 25, 2014, on page A18 of the New York edition with the headline: Witnesses Told Grand Jury That Teenager Charged at Officer.
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Dummheit ist, wenn jemand nicht weiß, was er wissen könnte.
Political correctness ist, wenn man aus Feigheit lügt, um Dumme nicht zu verärgern, die die Wahrheit nicht hören wollen.
“Im Streit um moralische Probleme, ist der Relativismus die erste Zuflucht der Schurken.“ Roger Scruton
Antisemitismus ist, wenn man Juden, Israel übelnimmt, was man anderen nicht übelnimmt.
Islam ist weniger eine Religion und mehr eine totalitäre Gesellschaftsordnung, eine Ideologie, die absoluten Gehorsam verlangt und keinen Widerspruch, keinerlei Kritik duldet und das Denken und Erkenntnis verbietet. Der wahre Islam ist ganz anders, wer ihn findet wird eine hohe Belohnung erhalten.
Wahnsinn bedeute, immer wieder das gleiche zu tun, aber dabei stets ein anderes Resultat zu erwarten
Gutmenschen sind Menschen, die gut erscheinen wollen, die gewissenlos das Gewissen anderer Menschen zu eigenen Zwecken mit Hilfe selbst inszenierter Empörungen instrumentalisieren
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Sucht ist, wenn jemand etwas macht, was er machen will und sucht jemand, der es macht, daß er es nicht macht und es nicht machen will.
Sollen die Klugen immer nachgeben, dann wird die Welt von Dummen regiert. Zu viel „Klugheit“ macht dumm.
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Zufriedene Sklaven sind die schlimmsten Feinde der Freiheit.
Kreativität ist eine Intelligenz, die Spaß hat.
Stupidity is demonstrated by people lacking the knowledge they could achieve
Political correctness can be defined as the telling of a lie out of the cowardice in an attempt to avoid upsetting fools not willing to face up to the truth
“In arguments about moral problems, relativism is the first refuge of the scoundrel.” Roger Scruton
Antisemitism is when one blames the Jews or Israel for issues, he does not blame others
Islam is less a religion and more a totalitarian society, an ideology that demands absolute obedience and tolerates no dissent, no criticism, and prohibits the thinking, knowledge and recognition. True Islam is totally different, the one who will find it will receive a very high reward.
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Happy slaves are the worst enemies of freedom.
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