by E. Williams on 17/03/15 at 5:07 am
FERGUSON, MO – (satireworld.com)
Jeffrey Williams, the man charged Sunday with the shooting of two Ferguson police officer’s last week, has been spared for the time being from more serious charges of attempted murder thanks, in part, to his black privilege. Williams is being held on $300,000 cash bail and more serious charges could always be added later.
Jeffrey is benefiting from a black privilege that has taken root in Ferguson since the looting took place there last November. Young black men here have been able to skirt some laws since officers are less likely to arrest them following the civil unrest that gripped the town several months ago.
Being a tall, lanky young man, Williams qualifies as a “Gentle Giant,” under a new statute passed by the city council last fall. Jeffrey has told police he didn’t mean to shoot the two officers and that he was meaning to shoot at another person in the crowd that he was having a disagreement with. Surprisingly, this excuse also failed to keep him out of jail.
Williams also told police he was despondent after just returning from a bus trip to Norman, Oklahoma where he had hoped to become the first black member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma and was quite upset to learn that the fraternity was being shut down after some sort of incident, forcing Jeffrey to rethink his college plans.
Authorities in Ferguson have said the more serious charges of attempted murder were held back for now after Attorney General Eric Holder called and reminded the department that no one should jump to any conclusions, and that a lengthy investigation needed to be conducted before all the facts can be known – just like in the Michael Brown case. Also, that Holder would personally come to Ferguson and fire every officer if the serious charges were applied.
When asked whether the ongoing protests, with people chanting “Death to Cops!” and “What do we want? Dead Cops! When do we want it? Now!” as well as his own toxic rhetoric in his anti-police DOJ report, possibly spurred the anti-police fervor that may have caused Mr. Williams to target the cops, Holder responded, “I don’t know what one has to do with the other?”