On August 9, 2014, an unarmed black youth named Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer named Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. It is very clear that some kind of physical altercation between the two had taken place. Numerous eyewitnesses claim that Brown put his hands high above his head to surrender. Also witnesses declared that Brown pleaded with Wilson to not shoot him. Despite what was allegedly reported Brown ended up dead.
To this day we have seen protest and looting in Ferguson, Missouri like never before. I have tried to stay connected to the situation as much as possible and I'm more confused today than I was on August 9th. If you have questions about the events surrounding this matter let's go over some things.
Did The Police Ever File an Incident Report for the Shooting of Michael Brown?
After many days of delaying the report's release, the Ferguson police have since admitted to not filing one. Incident reports are extremely vital (and mandatory), and they should preferably be written within 24 hours of the incident. But they never wrote one. Does this sound right to you? I guess they weren't educated to file one or either this may force some truth that they wanted hidden from the public to be revealed. Regardless of either viewpoint, I can clearly see that there is a serious issue in failing to file one.
It is a major blunder to be attacked in the line of duty and not file a report. Officer Darren Wilson should have file one immediately and if he was advised not to it was his responsibility to force his department to file one for sure.
Did The African American Population React In Violence?
There is no doubt that LOOTERS were at the protests. However, don't let the media show you a small group of drunken youths and cause you to blame the entire African American population for being uncivilized. For the most part there were a much larger group of completely peaceful protesters. Most of them are just average citizens in America. In fact, it was a mix crowd of races present.
Was the destruction of businesses right? Of course not! But the truth of the matter is that most of the rioters were from out of town and just looking to cause trouble, and the people Fergusion, Missouri were active in removing them.
Mike Brown's death is a black eye for all Americans! I pray that we see that things can never go back the same. Don't allow the media to think for you. Please read and research for yourself.