Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts, was asked yesterday on Meet The Press if he wanted to see an indictment of Officer Darren Wilson. He responded that without knowing all the facts of course wanted to see an indictment. Why?
Because so many of us have the supposition that police officers are not going to be held accountable and are not going to have to answer for the shooting of unarmed young black teenagers.
So Patrick basically said that even though he didn’t know all the facts, the white police officer acted stupidly.
What if a white governor said “without knowing all the facts I think Michael Brown got what was coming to him.” How do you think that would go down? Outrage maybe?
For Patrick to say he wanted to see an indictment even though he didn’t know all the facts, he’s admitting that he prejudged the situation just like so many others did and that he doesn’t really care about ‘innocent until proven guilty’. The facts be damned.
And that’s very disturbing given that he used to work in the DOJ and that he is currently a sitting governor. He has no business being in any place in power, especially when he’s just going to use that power to whip up the winds of racial injustice without knowing all the facts.