While on a panel on Fox’s Special Report, the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley suggested that the nation’s black leaders, like the president and the attorney general, need to stop sending the message that criticisms of Obama are race-based and tell the black community to change its own behavior.
An attorney for the Ohio man’s family, who was allowed to see surveillance video of the Aug. 5 incident, claims that the young father was leaning on the pellet gun and talking on the phone, with his back toward officers, when he was “shot on sight.”
Law enforcement maintains that 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh had a gun and aimed it at the officer who ultimately killed him, but protesters do not believe the report and insist that McIntosh was unarmed and already surrendering.
Officer Justin Cosma is still dealing with a 2012 lawsuit from his tenure with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The case involves a young boy who allegedly suffered from bruises, cuts and choke marks.
CNN’s Don Lemon said that a source confirmed to him that while Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson did have a swollen face from a presumed scuffle, his eye socket was not badly injured as was earlier reported by other media outlets.