The White Man Gets Blamed For Crimes Essay

1386 Words May 31st, 2016 6 Pages
Even the white man gets blamed for crimes. In modern America whenever a black man gets shot by someone that is not black, people call injustice. A recent event shows just this. Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9, 2014, by Darren Wilson. Keep in mind that Michael was black, and the officer Darren was white. At 11:54 a.m Michael Brown, and Dorian Johnson leave the Ferguson Market and Liquor. Surveillance video shows Michael Brown stealing some cigarillos (small cigars). They walk along West Florissant Avenue and then in the middle of the street on Canfield Drive. Officer Darren Wilson sees the two and tells them to move to the sidewalk. Wilson sees that Brown fits the description of the suspect in a convenience store theft. He makes a call to the dispatcher about the two men. Wilson positions his S.U.V. to block the two men as well as traffic. Then there is an altercation between Wilson and Brown, who is standing at the window of the vehicle. Wilson fires two shots from inside the vehicle, one grazed Brown’s thumb the other missed him. Brown runs to the east, Wilson pursues Brown on foot. Brown stops and turns toward Wilson, who also stops. Brown moved toward Wilson, who fired several shots at Brown which killed him. This part is why this event was so controversial. People say that Brown simply walked towards Wilson with his hands up, that Wilson shot him down. If this was true that means Wilson shot an unarmed man.…

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