Instapundit slams ‘legally illiterate’ Cornel West for Ferguson remarks

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Academic and activist Cornel West was arrested Monday as part of a civil disobedience campaign that capped off a weekend of #FergusonOctober protests.

Dr. Cornell West arrested. #ferguson pic.twitter.com/HwlXPLNOqc

— Craig Cheatham (@CheathamKMOV) October 13, 2014

While many supporters were shocked at what they saw as yet another overreach by police, West himself said he had come to Ferguson to be arrested.

"It's a beautiful thing 2 see people on fire for justice, but I didn't come here 2 give a speech…I came here to go to jail" – Cornel West

— Rachel C. Abrams (@RachelAbramsNY) October 13, 2014

@Kristyannasmom @CheathamKMOV Of course he wanted that to happen – that's why he's there – getting big picture in news!

— winsome (@wfmccl) October 13, 2014

@Kristyannasmom @CheathamKMOV It's called civil disobedience, a choice that comes with legal consequences. That's the whole point.

— Lynn Pounian (@Panger2014) October 13, 2014

@wfmccl Yep, only way he gets attention. That's all this is about.. Attention. @CheathamKMOV

— Michele (@Kristyannasmom) October 13, 2014

And while West said he wasn’t in town to give a speech, he did speak long enough to utter something ridiculous.

@CornelWest : "Everybody knows if you shoot somebody down, you're supposed to be arrested…Somebody has to be held accountable." #Ferguson

— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) October 13, 2014

@Yamiche: @CornelWest : "Everybody knows if you shoot somebody down, you're supposed to be arrested." Legally illiterate.

— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) October 13, 2014

@instapundit Which is par for the course for @Harvard alumni it seems. I thought they were a good school? @Yamiche @CornelWest

— George Eliseo (@GeorgeEliseo) October 13, 2014

They just hate self-defense. Cops can't do it, citizens can't do it. That much is obvious @instapundit @Yamiche @CornelWest

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) October 13, 2014

Poor @CornelWest hasn't had cogent thought since affirmative action was invented, and likely not before. RT @instapundit @LauraBxd @Yamiche

— Law of Self Defense (@LawSelfDefense) October 13, 2014

@instapundit @CFLancop @Yamiche @CornelWest Everybody knows if you shoot AT someone, they shoot BACK.

— Scott (@NorthCounty3303) October 13, 2014

@instapundit Do either @Yamiche or @CornelWest know that the circumstances of the shooting are paramount to whether there is an arrest? #smh

— CFLancop (@CFLancop) October 13, 2014

Not everyone appreciated West’s presence in Ferguson in the first place.

Take note how Cornel West is the story and not the #FergusonOctober movement. #StayWoke

— PragmaticObotsUnite (@PragObots) October 13, 2014

@PragObots Of course he is…that was West's entire purpose for going down there.

— Pamela Jones (@goodnewsgoddess) October 13, 2014

@goodnewsgoddess But let some folk tell it, Cornel West is the new MLK. People are too impressed by theatrics.

— PragmaticObotsUnite (@PragObots) October 13, 2014

@PragObots Symbolism or Optics over substance…which is why Cornel West cannot point to ONE victory he helped to create for AA community.

— Pamela Jones (@goodnewsgoddess) October 13, 2014

Ouch.

#Ferguson PD not interested in Cornel West's words. #FergusonOctober pic.twitter.com/IQwA2Q8TL4

— Robert Cohen (@kodacohen) October 13, 2014

Who is? RT @kodacohen #Ferguson PD not interested in Cornel West's words. #FergusonOctober pic.twitter.com/UFzhdWcDUT

— jon gabriel (@exjon) October 13, 2014