Michael Brown Shooting: Issues of Race and Rights

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On August 9,2014,  an unarmed teenage, Michael Brown, was shot to death at least six times by a white police officer, Darren Wilson in Ferguson,Missouri. The police released a video later on to show Michael Brown stole a box of cigarillos with Dorian Johnson in a local convenience Store .   One of the waitress had provided a phone record from her phone that the white police officer shot at least 11 times.  There were new evidence coming on September 11, 2014. According a video, two of the Latino men who are not live in the same neighborhood was showing up in the video saying that the boy had his hand up. More evidence being gathered in this case, and police are still under investigation.

The death of Michael Brown brings attention throughout the country to police violence.  Ferguson Police Department took a week to release the police name, Wilson. When they did release the name ,they also released the video of Brown stole cigarillos in a convenience store. This angered many people and added fuel to the Ferguson community and the country. President Barack Obama issued a statement and opened an independent federal investigation into this case. In addition,  Brown’s death sparked Ferguson community’s several protests.

This is relative to the government because it includes the Democratic values of authority, life, equality, and the truth. I think that the white police had the right  to stop or question Michael Brown instead of killing him. Police work is a hard job in the Ferguson neighborhood since most of the police officers are whites, and most of the people are blacks that are being arrested.  There is a big gap of trust between the people and the police, and issues of racism need to be made known. People and police do not trust each other ,but truth is a basic need  for real authority. Also, I do not think the white officer can take away Michael Brown’s  life at all because we are all equal.  If we break the law, we should be judged by the law.

I wonder if Michael Brown was a white person, would he be alive today?

 

For more information please click the link below:  http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2014/08/us/ferguson-brown-timeline/

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2014/09/11/new-information-on-aftermath-video-of-the-michael-brown-shooting/?iref=allsearch

 

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4 Responses to “Michael Brown Shooting: Issues of Race and Rights”

  1. Austin on September 19th, 2014 11:28 am

    The power of authority and racial profiling comes into play when it comes to the Michael Brown shooting because Fergusen the cop responsible for the teens death, I thought he abused his authority by thinking it would be necassary to kill Michael instead of questioning him. I agree with you that the officer shouldnt have judged before questioning because he took the life of a teen based upon his own assumptions.

  2. Monna on September 19th, 2014 11:51 am

    I think the police officer have to look to their authority and use it . The police officers should use justice to solve the problem. In this case most of the police officers are white, so their has to be some equality between the police officers and the citizens.

  3. SavySo_Vicious on September 19th, 2014 2:18 pm

    First off i will start by saying i love the way this article is written. It triggered my attention instantly. This article has a lot to do with equality, rights, authority, and stereotyping. The author braught to my attention that majority of Fergeson officals are white and the community is black. I could believe that there would be a lot of tension between the people and authority. Under what law does it allow an officer to open fire on an unarmed teenager? There is none. So what was Officer Wilson’s motive? Was it because he beileved that Brown was a “typical” black male who is a continuous rebel to the law? Is it because he truly felt his life was at harm? Or was it simply an abuse of power? Fergeson has a right to peaceful protest and celebrate Michael Brown’s Life. May he rest in paradise.

  4. wanakita on October 2nd, 2014 2:48 pm

    I believe that police officers are abusing too much of their authority. It is not unusual for us to believe that white people have been against black people all the time. I also wonder if he would be alive if he just had been white?.. I believe that the police officer should have some criminal charges.

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