Tonight, a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to bring criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot to death Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri this past summer. Following the controversial decision, St. Louis Public Radio started to upload key documents from the grand jury proceedings to its website. The documents include grand jury testimony, forensic evidence, medical reports, and law enforcement interviews. View it all here and be sure to check back for updates.
I honestly believe that the United States citizens have become violent and pathetic. How are cops supposed to protect american citizens when you have ignorant people starting violence because of a cop doing there job. We should be past the racial issues but these liberal citizens running the streets are making the situation worse. Were i am from every race has the same opportunities as i do. Being a white person i have notice that other races are prejudiced against me and come at me. I realize its there ignorance and they need to realize that it doesn’t matter about race issues this is about a person that was breaking the law and the last time I checked going towards a police officer is against the law. People need to stop acting on violence….look at the big picture and grow up. My support is for the police officer that keeps my life safe.
Tami. What if it was your son? Your brother? Innocently walking in his neighborhood, and then scared for his life? Shot multiple times as he ran?
The punishment, the execution, of Michael Brown did not fit the crime he committed. Who was he endangering? No one. When Wilson became a cop he swore to protect and serve. Who does that apply to? Himself apparently. He shot an unarmed 18 year old boy in the head as he surrendured. And now he has pocketed $400,000 for a lawyer he won’t even need.
Michael Vick’s dog recieved more justice.
Of course your White, pale skin is protected by Law Enforcement, the Law and all of the above!!! Then you have the audacity to spew lies of being racially discriminated against. Did you file any complaints to yours truly, the Police? Besides when have you been denied work due to your skin color? As I imagined, never!! Quick story for you to digest! My profile: 27 years in the Army; 4 years as a State Corrections; 20 years as a Deputy Sheriff.. Retired, I applied for a job as a blood Phlebotomist and never received the job! Upon revisiting the site I met a WHITE female that recently was employed at that site! The caveat to that is she had recently been released from the Florida Department of Corrections! There you have it Ms. I WAS DISCRIMINATED!!!
@Tami#calling these thugs liberal citizens realky makes you look uneducated and truly ignorant…your post is simply a rant with no factual basis…people like you are a big part of the problem.and last I CHECKED none of the crimes you state are punishable by death…I am a white liberal and I am just curious where you got the information that these are ” liberal citizens” rioting and looting…say after me Tami..I am a prejudiced bigot and I am making up lies of racial discrimination against me so i can post a blog and get lots and lots of attention”
And @fred..white skin guarantees no protection from the law…your statements are just as racist as hers
This death is the current focus of community anger but the real issue is much bigger. Ignorance is being in denial of this ugly fact: America imprisons more people than any other country in the world (North Korea is the only real competition). And those people are mostly most poor, young, black and male.
“Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today—perhaps the fundamental fact, as slavery was the fundamental fact of 1850. In truth, there are more black men in the grip of the criminal-justice system—in prison, on probation, or on parole—than were in slavery then. Over all, there are now more people under “correctional supervision” in America—more than six million—than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height.”
Adam Gopnik “The Caging of America”. New Yorker, January 30, 2012. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/01/30/the-caging-of-america
Tami, have some decency and shut the fuck up.
@Tara the grand jury was not deciding guilty or not guilty “as charged” they were only to decide if any charges were to be filed. And as to your ” peaceful, non violent protestors, Browns stepfather and several other peace makers incited these riots…its right on tape for everyone to see…unless ” burn this mother f@#%@# down” and ” kill the pigs” are peaceful protestor code words for ” increase the peace” if so, sorry…my bad
@One Voice – “What if it was your son? Your brother? Innocently walking in his neighborhood, and then scared for his life? Shot multiple times as he ran?”
Innocently walking? Brown was proven to have robbed that liquor store. Maybe Wilson’s reactions were a bit too much but let’s not pretend that Brown is some angel.
As for Wilson shooting Brown in the head while he surrendered, forensics prove otherwise and that the shot to the head more likely happened while Brown was charging.
i’m mixed, Asian and Caucasian.
You know why I never have a problem with the police (LAPD) it’s because I obey the law, do you know why they don’t harass me? I don’t involve myself in suspicious behavior like loitering, blasting music, or conducting myself in such a manner to garner attention or intimidate people to show thatI’m a badass. I was out and about 80% of the time as well, skateboarding with groups of friends. ( black , white all race ) and we never had any problems that we didn’t bring upon ourselves.
You don’t attack police officers, just like you don’t curse and be rude in front of your grandmother.
It’s this dudes parents fault, they never taught this kid manners and he just thought he was badass and just turned out to be a moronic wannabe. He was stoned too, and probably couldn’t handle his shit and was overly paranoid.
If he just listened to the cop, and got on the sidewalk, he’d be alive to mooch weed money off his parents.but no. He had to show how much of a badass he is and not comply.
So why is he dead? Because he’s an idiot and obviously had something to prove. Because he has shitty parents.
Darwins law in full effect