|Mike Brown Sr. holding|
a picture of his son.
I was reading some comments to a Facebook status, about the lack of movement by the Ferguson Grand Jury in the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson case. The commenters, both stated and/or agreed with the "we weren't there...let the Grand Jury (take their time and) decide"! One of them also went so far as to state that "since Mr. Brown committed a crime...he spun the wheel"!
All I could say was WOW! It was very interesting to "hear the other side" and what they thought of the situation. I have the sneaky suspicion they'd think otherwise, had it been their son, or one of their family...regardless of color.
NO ONE needs to be gunned down and killed by police for JAY WALKING, possible petty theft or hiding from police! The officer unloaded approximately half of a clip (if not more) at a Jay Walking and possible petty theft suspect (if it's proven Wilson even knew about the theft)! There's NO REASON for that, regardless if we were there or not!
If you are a law enforcement officer, there is NO REASON you should be allowed to patrol, protect & serve, or anything else, if you are gonna shoot anything that moves! If the Officer was so "afraid", he should have turned in his badge and retired! Using fear as a reason for action, when you are trained in several facets of combat and weaponry, is completely and utterly, irresponsible and unacceptable!
The underlying issue is not about "being there", it's not about "hearing all of the evidence", but it's about taking responsibility for actions unbefitting the position! It's about holding law enforcement officers accountable, and not continuing to allow the (excuse the pun), cop-out that they won't make it in prison, since they were former law enforcement. Giving these individuals excuses, is giving them a "license to kill" and unfortunately, they're usually aiming their guns, and unloading full clips at a "select few"! This is what has to stop! "To Protect & Serve" means us all, not only who you choose!!!
That's what Stylez thinks...what do you think?
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