Police Union: ‘Justice Needs to Go Both Ways’

Susan Jones, CNS News, August 20, 2014

Sergeant Kevin Ahlbrand, president of the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, says the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown has been vilified in the press and by politicians before the facts are known.

“Justice needs to go both ways,” Ahlbrand told Fox News’s Megyn Kelly Tuesday night.

“We routinely don’t comment on these cases until the facts are in. But we thought it was very necessary that we say, hey, we’re open for a very thorough investigation, but we’re very concerned about the due process rights of Darren.”

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“You know, when a police officer has to take a life, that is the worst possible thing he can do in his job,” Ahlbrand said. “It’s a very traumatic experience, and now he’s facing death threats from people, his family is facing death threats, and nobody is standing up for Darren and we have to stand up for him.”

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Ahlbrand said he doesn’t know if Wilson will testify before the grand jury. But he doesn’t think the grand jury will indict him: “My personal belief is that they will not return an indictment, based on the facts that I know right now.”

Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed is demanding that St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch step aside and let a special prosecutor handle the case.

She has warned that failure to indict Wilson will make the Ferguson rioting up to this point “seem like a picnic compared to the havoc that will likely occur, because the black community will never accept that there was an impartial investigation from (McCulloch’s) office.”

In a statement Tuesday night, Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, urged a “vigorous prosecution” to “achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown.” But Nixon also refused to remove the “democratically elected” St. Louis County prosecutor.

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  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    The whole grind that the undertow and the leftists have against McCulloch is that his father was a St. Louis City cop and was killed in the line of duty by a black man. Which is a wonderful thing to say from a PR perspective on a racial matter where at least until a few days ago there were still things in doubt such that people used their benefit of the doubt.

    The only way justice needs to go is the way the truth takes it. Meanwhile, the black undertow thinks that “justice” means lynch mobs of instant rage.

    • Adolf Verloc

      A black prosecutor whose father had been killed by a white man, whether or not in the line of duty, would be considered the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

      • kikz2

        on PBS, they would garner the title of ……..Trailblazer……doubt it.. don’t.

  • MekongDelta69

    Good to hear, but he’s trying to live under White Western Civilized laws, rules, due process, and regulations.

    Blacks don’t follow all that; don’t know what that is; don’t care; and even if they did know it – wouldn’t follow it anyway.

    • http://www.ambrosekane.com/ bluffcreek1967

      That is the key point. Blacks don’t follow the rules that most of us do. What’s worse, however, is that there’s a large segment of society that believes this is perfectly acceptable on the part of blacks because, after all, there’s the ‘legacy of slavery,’ etc.

  • MindHead99

    The Black Mob demands a pre-historic ritual sacrifice on the alter of “Racism”, truth be damned. They want the blood of a police officer who did his job correctly. As much as I get concerned about the militarization of police, they are on the front line keeping the “Underclass” from tearing down society. It is not an easy job.

  • http://saboteur365.wordpress.com/ bigone4u

    I posted on my website last night the home address of Ed Lavandera, the aggressive Mexican douchbag CNN reporter who broadcast Darren’s home address and showed the house. An Amreners in the Dallas area, go picket Lavandera’s house and see how he likes it. (Legally picket, of course).

    I also posted the link to Darren’s gofundme page. Already $113,150 pledged for his defense.

    And, there was an attractive blonde woman, named Dawn, who made the news by showing up in Ferguson with a sign supporting Darren. The video of her surrounded by hostile ebonics speaking blacks speaks to the issue of courage. Dawn has it. The cops, of course, hustled her away, most likely for her safety and to keep the blacks from chimping out even more.

    • Alexandra1973

      The sidewalk is public property, if I’m not mistaken.

    • kikz2

      sorry, i can’t advocate a john wiley ‘nigga’ price action like that…. i would think.. there were more subtle ways…… that the point could be conferred …..by any who wished to confer it…….

  • Adolf Verloc

    It is amazing that common-sense comments like this from the FOP are newsworthy items. No white observer has any objections to a prompt, thorough and objective investigation of the circumstances of Brown’s death. On the other side, you have a state senatesthing threatening worse violence if Wilson is no-billed. Somebody should tell it that you have to be careful what you ask for – you might get it.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Part of my job is lobbying Missouri state government esp. General Assembly Republicans. There is talk that I figure is stronger than speculative but not quite to the level of serious that the Senate leadership (the Missouri State Senate is more than two-thirds Republican) wants to impeach her from the Senate for her antics.

      • Nancy

        Is there really a chance of that happening, QD? Keep us posted!

  • B.E.L.

    One of two things are going to happen, either the black community will get their pound of flesh from Officer Wilson or it will burn loot and destroy whatever they can get their hands on.

    It does not matter how guilty or innocent Officer Wilson is, they can produce video of Michael Brown charging that officer with a sword and it will not make one bit of difference. Either sacrifice the cop or all hell is going to break lose. PERIOD.

    And what makes me sick to my stomach is that we are going to stand by and let it happen.

  • Paleoconn

    ‘when a police officer has to take a life’. Not ‘when a citizen is killed’ or even ‘when a policeman kills a civilian’. No. In no uncertain terms it’s ‘when an officer HAS to take a life.’

    Well said Sgt. Ahlbrand. Ferguson PD has my support. No indictment for Officer Wilson, hero of the people, enemy of murderous criminals.

  • TheCogitator

    “…failure to indict Wilson will make the Ferguson rioting up to this point ‘seem like a picnic compared to the havoc that will likely occur, because the black community will never accept that there was an impartial investigation from (McCulloch’s) office.’”

    Typical of a black. Give me what I want or there will be violence. Unfortunately all too often it works for them.

    They’re damned lucky I’m not in charge there. I would issue a warning that any rioters and looters would be shot. I’d tell them if the doubted me, to bring it on. I’d be good by my word, and shoot every damned stinking one of them.

    • Alexandra1973

      This guy in post-Katrina New Orleans would agree:

  • glennm

    let the savages continue to riot, they will anyway

  • meanqueen

    How the hell did “Jamilah” get to be a senator in Missouri?? What is happening to the south?

    • Rick O’Shea

      Perhaps they thought they were voting for some jambalaya.

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

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    Police unions are like any other union. They protect the lowest common denominator. Just like the auto industry the police departments are full of overpaid incompetents.

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    • http://www.antenna.com Wholly Unconvinced

      Your chosen user name suggests you are wrongfully persecuted, tormented, and taunted, abused by the world for no reason.
      Your comment suggests you’re an idiot, who deserves every last bit of it.

  • benvad

    Put these rioters down and quickly. Shoot as many as necessary. The get emboldened when you show fear.

  • IstvanIN

    The North illegally invaded and conquered the CSA, slaughtered much of its White male population, placed it under military rule and even today some Southern States do not have full sovereignty back.