I’m sure glad that all of the protesters in Ferguson and around the nation tonight waited until they had all of the facts in before jumping to any violent and emotional false judgements about what actually happened
“No Justice, No Peace!”
“F**k the police!”
“We ain’t going back into slavery ever again! No more!”
“Hands up, don’t shoot!”
These are a few of the statements I’ve heard tonight and the familiar cries people are hearing around the country right now as supposedly innocent-black-teenager-killing cop Darren Wilson was not indicted by a Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday evening. Clearly the best method of displaying our anger and further honoring the sainthood of the ‘gentle giant’ Michael Brown is best achieved by throwing molotov cocktails at the police, shooting cops, torching their cars, looting all of the neighborhood stores, and burning everything down to the ground. After all, what better way to honor his memory?
So, to go back to the beginning in case any of you don’t have any idea what even happened in Ferguson in the first place, here are the two narratives:
Michael Brown Supporters:
Michael Brown was a ‘gentle giant,’ a good guy all around, who was stopped in the street by a white police officer for no reason. His excuse was because Brown and his friend were ‘blocking traffic.’ But in reality, he was clearly stopped because of racial profiling, and the cop had nothing better to do. The white cop picked a fight with Brown and his friend for no reason, and then threatened Brown if he would not get out of the street. Michael Brown then put his arms up in the air in standard surrender procedure, (giving way to the now famous rallying cry of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!”) The officer proceeded to then shoot Brown in the back execution style six times, killing him without cause. This belief was primarily perpetuated by Brown’s friend that was with him when all of this took place, Dorian Johnson.
Darren Wilson Supporters:
Michael Brown was captured on video minutes before the incident strong-arm robbing a convenience store with his friend. Officer Wilson did pull up to Brown and his friend and ask them to stop walking down the middle of the street because they were blocking traffic. About a minute later, after the call on the police radio came in of the robbery suspect’s description, Wilson saw that Brown matched the description, and confronted him again. At this point, as Wilson tried to get out of his car, Brown and his friend slammed the door shut on the officer. Brown then assaulted the officer, punching him in the face, fracturing his orbital. As the officer tried to reach for his gun, there was a struggle over the officer’s weapon. The weapon was fired from inside the car, hitting Brown. Brown and his friend started to run away. The officer, after getting over his daze from being punched in the face by a 300 pound man, got out of his car and yelled for Brown and his friend to freeze. Brown turned around, and bull-rushed/charged the officer. Despite being shot again, Brown kept on charging. The officer proceeded to keep firing his weapon at the assailant until he went down.
Now clearly, most people have came up with their own opinions before any actual evidence came in. I had my own conclusions as well, but [Read more…]