The entire nation is waiting for this afternoon’s press conference on the Grand Jury decision on whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Here at Victory Girls we have documented the escalating tension not only in Ferguson, Missouri, but through the country.
On Sunday morning, NBC’s “Meet the Press” saw former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani take on Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson in a very heated throw down. Giuliani doubled down on his statements on Monday’s Fox & Friends.
Rudy Giuliani and Michael Eric Dyson squaring off on Meet the Press
Now I like Rudy Giuliani. I know he’s not as conservative as I would like, but I love his no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners attitude. And he didn’t fail to impress me as he told Dyson:
Ninety-three percent of blacks are killed by other blacks. I would like to see the attention paid to that that you are paying to this.
Black people who kill black people go to jail. White people who are policemen who kill black people do not go to jail.
CNN is reporting that a Missouri woman appears to have accidentally shot herself after purchasing a handgun in order to “prepare” for what may be coming in Ferguson.
The female victim, identified in a police report as Becca Campbell, 26, was a passenger in a car involved in an auto accident. Her 33-year-old boyfriend was driving, the sources told CNN.
The boyfriend, who wasn’t identified, told police that the couple had bought a gun because of fears of unrest related to the pending grand jury decision on the shooting of Michael Brown, the sources said.
He told investigators that as they drove late Friday night, the victim waved a gun, jokingly saying the couple were ready for Ferguson, the sources said.
He ducked to get out of the way of the gun and accidentally rear-ended another car. He said the accident caused the gun to go off and she was struck by a bullet in the head, the sources said.
The victim was rushed to a hospital but died.
The story continues to say that police are investigating in order to verify the boyfriend’s account of events.
Now, why on earth would someone protesting need a gun to be “ready for Ferguson”? And did she really shoot herself with it when the boyfriend rear-ended another car? Let’s just say that something just doesn’t sound entirely truthful about the boyfriend’s story. Was Becca Campbell really waving a gun around that just happened to go off while it was pointing at her head?
Regardless of whether Becca Campbell accidentally shot herself, or she was shot by someone else, this story should serve as a reminder as to why the police have to treat the protesters in Ferguson as serious threats. If people who have previously protested are now “ready” because they have a gun in their hands, these protests will get very ugly, very quickly.
After much waiting and anticipation, the grand jury has reached a decision as to whether or not Darren Wilson will be indicted in the death of Michael Brown. Protestors have been preparing over the last week for the decision, as have Ferguson residents. Business owners have been boarding up their windows, residents have been arming themselves for protection, and the governor already declared Missouri a state of emergency. And now, it all comes down to this.
Wilson, a white police officer, shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in an altercation. Witnesses claimed Brown had his back to Wilson with his hands in the air; Wilson claimed that Brown was attacking him and trying to grab his gun. Autopsy reports, along with the known evidence so far, appear to back up Wilson’s claims, but the race baiters eagerly descended onto Ferguson and fanned the flames of racial tension into full-on riots, complete with looting, Molotov cocktails, and arson. The investigation was also initially marred by a series of missteps by Ferguson police. The nation seems resigned to more violent protests regardless of whether the grand jury decides to indict Wilson or not.
A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo. police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests, sources close to the process said.
Sources said that press conferences are being prepared by the county prosecutors’ office and the Missouri governor. Those press conferences will likely come later today.
The announcement gave no indication of whether Wilson, 28, will face state charges in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, which triggered a frank conversation about race and police interaction with African-Americans.
The Ferguson grand jury decision has been one of the most hotly anticipated events in recent weeks. We will update you when the grand jury’s decision is announced.
On the heels of a major carpet-bombing of Barack Obama’s policies and his leadership as a whole, the first casualty of the midterms has been announced this morning. Welcome to the underside of Barack Obama’s campaign bus, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. From the Associated Press:
President Barack Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded it’s an “appropriate time” for him to complete his service.
Obama says Hagel will stay in place at the Pentagon until a successor is confirmed.
Hagel has had a rocky tenure of nearly two years in which he’s struggled to break through the White House’s insular foreign policy team. He stepped down under pressure amid multiple foreign policy crises, including the rise of the Islamic State group.
But in remarks at the White House Monday, Obama called Hagel “an exemplary defense secretary” and steady hand for strategy and budget. Obama said he’ll always be grateful that Hagel has always “given it to me straight.”
Hagel, who enjoys a painful twenty-six percent approval record among our defense industry, is a veteran of the Vietnam War and was a long-time U.S. senator before becoming Barack Obama’s token Republican cabinet member two short years ago in an effort to look “bipartisan.” His senate confirmation hearings were some of the most cringe-worthy in recent memory, and his tenure has been woefully inept. The rise of ISIS has occurred on his “watch,” as well as a vast increase in combat injuries alongside the “leadership” of Barack Obama.
Here’s Senator Cruz grilling Hagel on his disconcerting position on Israel:
While Hagel’s departure is overdue, the resignation I’d really welcome is Barack Obama’s, who, with the assistance of Mr. Hagel, has done more damage to the morale and combat readiness of our military than any sitting president in recent history.
My prediction: The Defense Secretary nominee will be yet another far left liberal whose main focus is further politically-correcting our military.
UPDATE [11:50 am] In an interview last week with Charlie Rose, Hagel seems to send some parting shots at Barack Obama and his mismanagement of our military, and inferred that Mr. Obama is not a “good leader.” Well, there’s a newsflash.
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