I’ve hesitated writing about this event because I wasn’t sure what I should or wanted to say about it. But this situation is really eating me up, and since I don’t have anyone who I can talk to about it, I’m just going to blog all my feels.
Mike Brown vs. Darren Wilson
If you’ve been online anytime in the last month, then you’ve probably heard about a young black teenager named Mike Brown who was shot by a Ferguson police officer named Darren Wilson. The evidence in the case indicates this was a bad shoot; that Wilson used lethal force on an unarmed young man who did not pose a threat to him. In fact, according to three eye witnesses, Mike had been retreating from Wilson, but the police officer continued shooting at him until he was dead.
If this had been civilian vs. civilian, the perpetrator would be in jail facing either 2nd degree murder or manslaughter charges. For some unfathomable reason, however, Wilson has not been arrested. Currently, a grand jury has been convened to determine if Wilson should even be charged.
I don’t have high hopes that he will be.