Criminal Justice System And The Law Enforcement Essay

1551 Words Nov 16th, 2015 7 Pages
As we know everything is not written in black or white. We would like to think that our criminal justice system is perfect and that everything that our law enforcement officials do is strictly by the book. This way there will be no questions of whether or not the actions of a law enforcement are justifiable. Unfortunately this is not the case. We do not live in a world where everything is written in black or white. In an instant we can find ourselves lost in one of those gray areas, looking for an answer, praying for a way out, hoping for change. This is exactly where the shooting of Michael Brown left us, with more questions regarding the future of policing in America than answers.
On August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri Michael Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson stole several packs of cigarillos from a convenience store. Brown was also seen on surveillance footage shoving the clerk as he walked out of the store with the stolen merchandise. The clerk reported the theft to police. Officer Darren Wilson was notified by police dispatch of the robbery that just occurred and was also given a description of the two suspects. A short time after Officer Wilson drove past Brown and Johnson walking in the middle street. Realizing that the two males matched the description of the robbery suspects, Officer Wilson put his patrol vehicle in reverse, made contact with the two suspects and then an altercation ensued.
The events that followed the initial sitting of Brown and Johnson by…

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