Here’s a story that probably won’t receive much publicity in the mainstream media. It’s come to this now: A judge in St. Louis was “warned” by a group of clergy members that he’d better rule that white police officer Jason Stockley is guilty of murder, or else. Or else what? As yet another activist group, which included some of the same clergy members, threatened:
It’s going to look a lot like Ferguson. It’s going to be a hundred-plus days, three hundred-plus days of direct action.
First, a little background:
Activists recently promised mass disruption if Stockley is acquitted for killing Anthony Lamar Smith, the [black] 24-year-old he shot five times at close range after a car chase in 2011.
Stockley’s attorneys say he acted in self-defense by shooting a drug suspect who appeared to be reaching for a firearm, but prosecutors contend Stockley “executed” Smith and planted a gun in his car to justify the killing.
Stockley waived his right to a jury trial, meaning all eyes are now on [Judge] Wilson, who could make a decision any day, either by calling a hearing or issuing his ruling outright.
Here’s what the men and women of God warned the judge:
Any decision rendered by you other than a guilty verdict will make you liable for any ensuing unrest or acts of aggression,” the group wrote. “In biblical terms, ‘the blood will be on your hands.’
Missouri’s governor met with some members of the clergy in order to put a stop to fears of imminent unrest, to listen to fears about an impending injustice, and to warn potential un-peaceful protesters that they will be arrested if they become violent or destructive. This latter promise prompted a further warning from clergy:
We’re not here to try to control our young activists. That’s not our responsibility. That’s not our job. If a militarized police presence shows up, that will incite a certain response.
Is the clergyman saying that if the governor dares to enforce the law and protect the rights of other citizens, then blood will be on his hands, too?
Is he saying that potential rioters are not responsible for their own actions, but instead the judge and the governor will be responsible for the actions of “young activists,” even as the clergy members who speak on behalf of these young activists disavow their own responsibility? Amazing.
As the Robert Mueller witch hunt continues, as his minions drill down and try to invent an obstruction of justice charge against the president because he dared to fire someone who worked for him, someone he has a constitutional right to fire for whatever reason, there’s no mention anywhere that anyone who’s publicly threatening a judge (and the people of St. Louis) is under investigation for anything.
What is our country coming to? Is this, as alt-left activists like to chant,
what democracy looks like?
The judge has been considering his verdict for several weeks. No word yet when a ruling will be announced.
In the meantime, a city is held hostage by threats of, at best, alt-left “direct action” and “mass disruption.”