The following note was submitted by Matt Walsh, a professional writer and news personality.
Rock legend, Ted Nugent added to the conversation with his own comments:
Michael Brown is not a civil rights hero. He was a young man who exuded violence and made every poor decision that you could make when confronted by an officer of the law. He wrestled with an officer, punched him and aggressively charged him while being told to lay down after having already been shot. This has nothing to do with the color of your skin. It’s a likely conclusion for anyone engaging in this type of behavior and Michael Brown is fully responsible.
The streets are filled with rioters, posing as protesters. These individuals have no need for the truth. They decided on their own version of it in the hours following the original incident. This is simply mob mentality and it has nothing to do with justice of any kind. It’s not even about the rioting, looting, vandalism, destruction, chaos, bottles and rocks thrown, shots fired, cars overturned, and roaming arsonists wreaking havoc across the community. It’s about the lies. It’s about completely disregarding all facts and evidence and creating a version of the truth that allows a group of ignorant individuals to play in the streets and play out their personal desires to be destructive.
Thugs and liars.
The Ferguson riots will forever be remembered but not in the way the rioters and vandals are hoping for. This isn’t the Civil Rights March on Washington in 1963, where more than 200,000 people stood peacefully for hours in sweltering heat which led to the successful passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This will be a day remembered for taking a step back – when violence and destruction were disguised as protests by a group of individuals who cared more about themselves than they ever cared about finding the truth.