The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a conservative black civil-rights activist and national radio talk show host, said Monday night that he supports the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case, Newsmax reports.
The grand jury ruled that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson should not face charges in the shooting death.
He released the following statement:
“The decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson proves that our justice system works. The outcome shows that justice prevailed despite a concerted effort by rabble rousers, corrupt civil-rights ‘leaders,’ Attorney General Eric Holder, and even President Barack Obama, who attempted to tip the scales of justice and convict the officer without due process.
“Emboldened by irresponsible public statements made by race baiters like Al Sharpton and Eric Holder, the professional community organizers have been planning to create havoc in Ferguson for months. Some are looking for an excuse to loot and riot. Racist black thugs in Ferguson even issued a $5,000 bounty on officer Wilson’s life.
“If blacks riot, the blame lies with the so-called ‘leaders’ and elected officials who condemned the officer without knowing all the facts and who treated the thug Michael Brown like a hero by sending White House officials to his funeral.
“The problem with most blacks in Ferguson and across America is that they want to blame police and scapegoat whites for their anger rather than taking responsibility for raising their children and improving their communities.
“Intimidation and lawlessness cannot be tolerated. Law enforcement must be allowed to do their job and protect law-abiding citizens and businesses, and we must all repudiate irresponsible race hustlers who incite violence with their lies and encourage the foolishness of black thugs who act like spoiled children.”