This week three New York City Detectives were acquitted of all charges relating to the shooting death of an un-armed black groom on his wedding day. The Reverend Al Sharpton has threatened to use his influence to shut down the city of New York in protest.
I can't decide who to root for in this ridiculous shit storm.
First of all I'm starting to think that it's ill advised to allow police to carry guns. It seems that the power is just too intoxicating for this crowd of type a high school graduates with clear authority issues. I can see how an officer would accidentally mistake a hand or arm movement for a threatening attempt to pull a gun. What I can't understand is how after the 30th or even 40th time they have shot the man, if they haven't actually seen a gun, why wouldn't they pause and maybe take stock of the situation. Also it seems likely that this is a problem of incompetence rather than racial malice, but shouldn't it be a criminal offense to shoot an unarmed man out of your own incompetence?
On the other hand, we have Al Sharpton, who is by most sensible accounts a complete fucking douche-bag. Al has always been jealous of the Honorable Reverend Jesse Jackson and the one accomplishment of his that Sharpton has never been able to live up to; instigating a riot that ends in the senseless murder of an innocent Jew. So Al uses every opportunity to turn the involvement of an innocent black citizen in a bad situation into lynching, out of which he can trigger his own bigoted, hate filled, race war. Alas for Al only about nine people in the world give a shit what he has to say.
On another hand (I'm borrowing extra hands now) I think it's high time to see New York City put on it's ass for any reason really. The place stinks, it's filled with a haze of putrid arrogance. The city itself seems to have a consciousness and that consciousness is a fucking asshole. Each and every citizen of NYC is proud to live in that rat infested, urine stained, waste of space. I giggled like a little girl when the transit strike locked that place down.
I guess when it boils down to is that we have a big crowd of dipshits that deserve significantly more punishment than they will receive. And in the end what's lost by the media and our crazy society is that there is one person still with us that has been punished way more than we should ever have to imagine. There's still a bride out there that was widowed on what was supposed to be the happiest day of her life.
So I just can't decide who the biggest asshole is in this case.