Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi
Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!
If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.
Topics that I am providing commentary on today include Sheriff Bob Edwards, Matt Rosendale, General John F. Kelly, the grand jury, and One More Thing!
I must say that I was a little surprised there wasn’t an indictment of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown last night. They could have indicted Wilson on first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, or involuntary manslaughter.
I was also surprised about how terribly managed this whole issue was from start until now – especially why officials waited until 8:00 p.m. local time to release the information. It’s almost like they waited until primetime.
Considering the outcome, I wasn’t surprised that there were riots in Ferguson.
I watched CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News coverage of the event throughout the evening. Around 1:00 a.m. (Montana time) I turned the TV back on and CNN and MSNBC were still live, and I heard one reporter say 12 buildings were burning in and around Ferguson.
Throughout the evening I often thought how hard it is to find neutral reporting these days.