24 November 2014: A Missouri grand jury announces that, after weeks of testimony and deliberation, it can find no reason to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for a crime in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Black rage spills into the streets in a frenzy of destruction. Police cars are overturned and set ablaze. Sixteen businesses are burned and countless others looted and vandalized in a wild celebration of the joy of lawlessness.
3 October 1995: A Los Angeles County jury finds O. J. Simpson, who is black, not guilty in the stabbing deaths of Nicol Brown and Ronald Goldman, both of whom were white. The white community is infuriated. White rage seethes as people calmly go about the completion of their daily tasks, follow their normal commute home, enjoy a peaceable supper, watch the evening news, and enjoy a restful and refreshing night's sleep.
Do you see the disparity here? The great disparity – the Sharpton-alleged gulf – between the white and the black communities is simply respect for the law. If Eric Garner had respected the law, he would be alive today. Instead, he resisted arrest, and that choice landed him in the morgue.
But disrespect for the law is not confined to the streets of Staten island New York or of Ferguson Missouri. It trickles down from the top, where it is rampant.
Immediately following the announcement of the Staten Island grand jury decision, Attorney General Erick Holder vowed to launch a "Civil Rights" investigation into the matter. And President Obama predictably waded in with one of his "Cambridge police are stupid" gaffes. “When anybody in this country is not being treated equally under the law," he said, "that is a problem, and it’s my job as president to help solve it.”
Really, Mr. President? Who gave you that job? Certainly not the Constitution, which you swore to "preserve, protect, and defend." That document lists your job description as "...he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed..." (Article II Section 3).
And the law is clear, as specified in Article V of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution: "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury." That's the law of the land, Mr. President.
And the grand jury found no evidence to warrant an indictment of Officer Pantaleo. Under our system of justice, that decision must stand – forever. That's the way our legal system works, Mr. President, and your job as President is to take care that that legal and binding decision be faithfully executed. Your job is most definitely not, as you contend, to call that legal and binding decision into question and to deliberately foment civil unrest.
And incidentally, that same Article V of the Bill of Rights further specifies "..nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb;"
However much Erick Holder may bluff and bluster about filing "Civil Rights" charges, the decision of the Staten Island grand jury is final. Daniel Pantaleo has been exonerated of any crime and cannot be again tried for an alleged crime of which he has been previously found innocent. That's the law, Mr. President, the law you swore to take care is faithfully executed.
Bottom line, Mr. President, you and Mr. Holder are sworn to protect the law, even if you do not respect it! And that, Mr. President is your job.