Dr. Ben Carson paid a visit to Hannity on Monday to discuss the shooting of Michael Brown and the mayhem that has followed, night after night, ten days running. As is usually the case, Carson was a voice of reason.
Hannity asked Dr. Ben why events like the shooting of Brown and Trayvon Martin attract so much media attention, while the rampant and ongoing shootings in Chicago, for example, do not:
“We’ve got to start being objective. We’ve got to stop picking and choosing who the villains are and who the good guys are, and we have to start looking at things objectively.
That’s the only way that we ever make progress and particularly, you know, in the black community, I think we have to be honest with ourselves.”
In an appearance on The O'Reilly Factor last week, Carson expressed his sympathy for the Brown family, but said that people need to be careful about jumping to conclusions without knowing all the facts:
“We need to recognize that police are individuals too. They have feelings also. We need to hear from this police officer.
They are trained to shoot to kill, or to shoot to stop. We need to understand, why did he shoot to kill instead of shooting to stop."
Irrespective of the events in Ferguson, following Dr. Ben Carson's advice would serve us well in an America where we all too often are more anxious to point fingers and blame the other guy than in finding solutions.