It is not known if Robinson was armed. At this point, I am inclined to give the officer the benefit of the doubt. However, if information emerges that the officer did not act in self-defense then so be it. Let the chips fall where they may.
Alas, I strongly suspect the protesters in Madison are no more interested in the truth than the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri were. They simply wish to pillory the police and no doubt feel emboldened to do so by the Obama Administration.
The incident comes only days after Attorney General Eric Holder declined to charge former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson with civil rights violations in the death of Michael Brown. Although Brown’s death had nothing to do with his race, this has not stopped Holder from declaring the Ferguson Police Department guilty of institutional racism and announcing sweeping changes. A similar fate could await the Madison Police Department.
There is one other reason I think this particular police shooting has legs. Because it happened in Wisconsin, the Left is going to try to tie this to Scott Walker who has ascended to the front of the pack in the 2016 GOP presidential race. Before long Walker will be cast as the next Bull Connor.
Let the demagoguery begin anew.
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