Police Brutality In Michael Brown

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“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” Martin Luther King Jr. said this and this quote made me first think of the Ferguson riots. The riots caused by the death of Michael Brown gained national attention and caused debate as to whether police brutality and unfair treatment was involved. The people of Ferguson have been victims of racism for many years and the situation has only got increasingly worse. The people feel as though the justice system treats them unfairly and that the cops just arrest whichever black person they think is up to no good. This is a matter of opinion, but there are two sides to every story and in some instances each side is correct. The people of Ferguson let their voices be heard with the protests …show more content…
Brown was accompanied by his friend Dorian Johnson. Officer Wilson was notified by police dispatch of the robbery and descriptions of the two suspects. Wilson encountered Brown and Johnson as they were walking down the middle of the street. Wilson said that he realized that the two men matched the robbery suspects ' descriptions. An altercation ensued with Brown and Wilson struggling through the window of the police vehicle for control of Wilson 's gun until it was fired. Brown and Johnson then fled, with Wilson in pursuit of Brown. Brown stopped and turned to face the officer, then Brown moved toward him. Wilson then proceeded to gun down Brown with about six shots hitting Brown. Wilson fired a total of twelve bullets the last was probably the fatal shot. Civil unrest erupted in Ferguson not just because of Michael Brown being shot and killed, but were also because of the zoning, the racism, the poor relationship with the justice system, and segregated public housing. The U.S Department of Justice reached its own conclusion on March 4th, 2015 and cleared Darren Wilson the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown of civil rights violations. Darren Wilson killed a man and in return should have received some form of punishment. The people of Ferguson again felt as though they had been mistreated after the verdict was reached. The unfair treatment of the black population should be noted that it is in most of the country and has been built on years and years of segregation, zoning, and a poor relationship with law enforcement. The Ferguson was just a community who tried to take a stand against the “bullies”. The black community are looking for a change after the Baltimore, Ferguson, and LA riots more needs to be done to make these people have just as fair of a life as a white citizen. All of

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