Darren Wilson is staying out of the public eye. There are many who claim that he should be staying out there and trying to taint public opinion and the jury pool by putting PR spin on the news.
Mark O’Mara, the lawyer who represented George Zimmerman — a
neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot black teenager Trayvon
Martin — said Wilson and his attorneys should make an effort to speak to
the public. That is especially important, O’Mara said, during all the
little flare-ups that happen as a case develops. This week, old video
surfaced of an officer who looked like Wilson threatening to arrest a
man who was videotaping him. Neither Wilson nor his legal team addressed
Mark O’Mara is wrong, in my opinion. His client may have been found not guilty, but the press still won’t leave him alone. Three years after the shooting, and a year and a half after being found not guilty, Zimmerman still has his own dedicated page on the local TV station’s website. No, Officer Wilson needs to stay out of the limelight, so that the entire nation won’t know what he looks like. That will make the people in this country who want to murder him that much less likely to recognize him in public. In fact, he should offer to resign in exchange for a new identity and a pension. His career as a police officer is over, and he will be spending the rest of his life looking over his shoulder.
This case, along with Zimmerman’s, is a warning to all police officers and CCW holders: If you are white, do not, under any circumstances, attempt to stop a black man from committing a crime unless your life depends on it. If you do, you will lose everything.