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Browns Actions “I am invincible”“My conscience is clear”, Wilson describing Brown as a demon, dehumanizing him

Updated on November 26, 2014

18 Year Old's Do Not Mature Until 30 Years of Age

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What does age have to do with it?

11-26-2014 What does age have to do with this situation? Plenty I tell you, plenty. Michael Brown was 18 years old when he as shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson.

Michael Brown recently graduating from high school, was preparing to go to college. At his age there are scientific studies that tell us he could not be a mature adult. How could he be, he was part of the I am invincible generation. You know the type, don’t do that it’s dangerous, daredevil personality. He clearly didn’t think about the consequences of taking a few cigars off of a stores counter and the feelings of the clerk or owner of the store as he chest bumped him and left the store with the smokes in his hand. I am not saying he didn’t know what he was doing.
However, at his age he didn't have the cognitive ability to realize the consequences of his actions.

According to in an article titled, “Brain is not fully mature until 30s and 40s” .

The prefrontal cortex is an important area of the brain for high cognitive process

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a neuroscientist with the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, said until around a decade ago many scientists had "pretty much assumed that the human brain stopped developing in early childhood," recent research found that many regions of the brain continue to develop for a long time afterwards.

Prof. Blakemore said brain scans show the prefrontal cortex continues to change shape as people reach their 30s and up to their late 40s. The prefrontal cortex is an important area of the brain for high cognitive functions such as planning and decision-making, and it is also a key area for social behavior, social awareness, for empathy and understanding and interacting with other people, and various personality traits.

He thought he had it made

In the Michael Brown situation we have an 18 year old male secure in the knowledge that he had indeed graduated from high school the paramount ideal for most males at that age and he was going to college. He thought he had it made and was on his way. Therefore he put away caution and decided to be a brute for a few hours, except his instincts didn’t work out so well for him or others that fateful evening. Remember at that age his awareness for other people, adults, was really faulty of social awareness or social behavior was incorrectly perceived. He knew right from wrong, but did not have the maturity to decide his behavior in accordance to other peoples feelings or rights. Feelings or rights matter a lot less to teenagers. Sometimes they don’t even know what they are feeling in situations or what is really right. This is not an excuse for him rather an explanation of most males black or white at the age of 18 who don’t have their full brains capacity to understand the results of their actions as explained by scientists of their brains capability.

That also explains why so many young men, white or black get into trouble and wind up in jail for doing something really stupid.

According to Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, who led the work, said her research "suggests it's not just hormones that cause teenagers to be their typical selves, but it could be the way their brains are developing as well."

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“My conscience is clear”,Officer Wilson describing Brown as a demon, and that is dehumanizing Brown

“My conscience is clear”, Wilson describing Brown as a demon, and that is dehumanizing Brown

Wilson's account of the event has him saying “I felt like a 5 year old as he was coming towards me he was like Hulk Hogan”. Wilson's comment portrays himself as a child in fear of a comic character. But his stance and actions are that of an adult who was bent on shooting someone who he thought was after him. There isn’t that much difference in their physical sizes truth be told Wilson is 6’4 and weighs over 200 lbs, and Brown was not a short man himself aproximately 6’ 2 and about 200 lbs as seen in TV images.

If you watch the tv images Michael Brown did not hit anyone, or destroy anything in the store, but you did see him with the cigars in his hand.
Furthermore Wilson did not have to shoot Michael, he could have maced him, made him to kneel down, not kill him for a petty theft.

Police Shooting Investigations

Almost all police involved shootings, while investigated by special units, prosecutor's offices, or an outside police agency, were investigated by governmental law enforcement personnel. It is perhaps not surprising that more than 95 percent of all police involved shootings were ruled administratively and legally justified. A handful of cases led to wrongful death lawsuits. Even fewer will result in the criminal prosecution of officers. Critics of the system have called for the establishment of completely independent investigative agencies in cases of police involved shootings.


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Evidence released by the Saint Louis County Police Department gave crucial insight into why the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, a black unarmed teenager.

Here are some key pieces of evidence presented to the grand jury:

1) Police Car Damage

Detectives reported damage to Wilson's police car in their investigative report obtained by ABC News. The car's driver-side window was shattered, and the driver-side mirror was bent towards the car, possibly indicating evidence of a fierce struggle between Wilson and Brown while the officer was still seated in his patrol car.

2) A Witness' Journal Entry

A journal entry by someone police only identified as "Witness 44" said that Brown charged at Wilson, even after Wilson fired his gun. "The cop just stood there," the entry read. "Dang if that kid didn't start running right at the cop like a football player. Head down. I heard three bangs, but the big kid wouldn't stop."

3) Wilson's Medical Examination

Wilson sustained bruising in the face, neck, and scalp areas after "he was hit in the face a couple of times," according to a police report. Wilson also reported jaw pain, according to a medical examination report.

4) A DNA Analysis Report

A DNA analysis report revealed that Brown's DNA was found inside Wilson's car, on the officer's shirt and pants, and the interior left front door handle. Brown's blood was also found on Wilson's gun, according to the police investigation. That evidence appeared to support Wilson's claim that Brown punched the officer while Wilson was seated in his car and reached in and struggled over Wilson's gun. Wilson said he fired twice while in the car.

5) Wilson's Interview

Wilson testified before the grand jury that he perceived Brown as a direct threat. "He looked up at me and had the most intense aggressive face, it looks like a demon, that's how angry he looked," Wilson told the panel.

Video of what happened after Michael Brown was killed by police officer Wilson

© 2014 Diane Knaus


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      4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Then basically, we agree it seems a bit more than we disagree. I do not mean to sensationalize at all. In fact, Up to this week, I actually have not made any public comments. I wanted to wait until I read the grand jury report, all the evidence and witness statements so I could make a sound, sensible point of view.

      All I felt and still that this entire thing is a terrible, terrible tragedy for all involved. The Brown's lost their son. It matters not to a parent, it shouldn't. I am no stranger to death of loved ones.

      No no......I don't do any "beating up"...just healthy, fair debate......Thanks for your reply.

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      Diane Knaus 

      4 years ago from Anne Arundel County, Maryland

      Ok, you are obviously wanting to beat me up over this article, Well noted. However, No I do not know the family. His parents after listening to them on TV, seemed to be likeable people, I am making an assumption, not giving him freedom or even inosence, merely saying he was probably brought up to be a good kid whether he chose to listen to his parents or not.

      He made a bad mistake in his judgement like a 14 year old might because of his own immaturity period. My words are alluding to generalities in some of the statements yes, but not looking for an argument. I know he was a large 18 year old, however so was the police man if you have seen photos of them put side by side. Yes he might have been raging, as I said I was not there, but we don't need to sensationalize this any more than it as already been done.I was not there and none of us can be absolute as it seems you want. A fearful immature policeman might be of the mindset being black makes him dangerous. I am not in the mind of the policeman, nor Michael Brown. Nor was I sitting next to the policeman in his car. Just trying to make some sense out of it. I am not on a jury, nor am I a judge, nor should anyone else try to be.

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      4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      diane....Hello again. It is clear to me that I would like to comment further, after reading more of the comments here.

      Do you know the Brown Family personally? If not, I can't imagine how you determine (or anyone could determine) that "he was brought up to be a good young man." In fact, I'm sure we have no way of knowing HOW he was brought up.

      It is important that we clarify what it means to "make a dumb mistake." as opposed to intentional criminal activity. If he picked up a pack of cigarillos and "forgot" to pay for them.....that's a dumb mistake. If he meant to steal them, grab the proprietor by the shirt & slam him up against a display as he boldly walked out of the store.....that's criminal activity.

      If he didn't quite understand the Police Officer when he told him to get out of the middle of the road or thought perhaps the officer said something else......that's a "dumb mistake." Cussing at the Officer, approaching the Police vehicle, punching the officer in the head with force twice and wrestling for the gun (which actually went off).....that is criminal activity. Had Mr. Brown not shot himself in the hand, he'd have continued on his rampage against the officer.....but he walked away because his actions caused him an injury.

      In your heart of hearts, you sincerely believe "he was killed for being black??!!" I truly hope I misunderstand you.

      It is FAR from "unreasonable fear" after having been belted in the face twice, an attempt to take his police weapon......turn around with fist clenched and begin to charge toward the officer who had repeatedly told him to STOP-Cease & Desist. Mr. Brown was a gigantic, out of control, looking to do more harm, zero respect for the law, young man. This is the reason he was shot. He happened to be black. In the identical circumstances, being white would have changed nothing.

      Further.....Mr. Brown was not shot for his "petty theft" of the cigars. You certainly know this.

      If you believe fear of being further attacked by a 6'3" 300 pound, angry, raging man whose behavior was that of a Thug stems from "immaturity".....You may consider ME immature, because I can promise you, I'd have pulled that trigger as a Police Officer too.

      Honestly Diane, I am in absolute shock at most of your statements. I am really trying to understand how you justify any of them.

      BTW....Were you able to view the video of Mr. Brown beating an older, thin man, nearly to death, over a drug deal? It should turn your stomach. Peace to you, Paula

    • dianeknaus profile imageAUTHOR

      Diane Knaus 

      4 years ago from Anne Arundel County, Maryland

      Michael Brown did the wrong things, thinking he was invisible, and not weighing his actions against what he was brought up to be a good young made. He clearly made a dumb mistake, and unfortunately he was killed for"Being black". It also appears that the policeman was immature in his decisions of unreasonable fear, as Brown was not carrying a gun.

      The thoughts of so many young black men running afoul of the law these days is one that puts fear in many people because they are killing members of their own families,innocent children and innocent people almost everyday. The policeman could have been having those types of thoughts running in his mind. No that does not make it right at all, rather a pathetic view of mankind, but one that runs through communities all over the entire country.

      Of course it is not right to kill thieves, that is a petty crime, but, so is killing someone for no reason not right.

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      Levertis Steele 

      4 years ago from Southern Clime

      I meant, should a law be passed to kill thieves who are not posing a threat to anyone's life?

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      Levertis Steele 

      4 years ago from Southern Clime

      I dare to try my hand at writing, but please do not compare me to greats like W. Shakespeare, Edgar A. Poe, or Maya Angelou because you would be setting me up for failure. I won't pretend to be a brown expert, but I feel safe believing that he knew right from wrong. The question is, should a law be passed to kill thieves? If so, that law would wipe out a great percentage of taxpayers, and that would be just one category of thieves. I feel certain that many HubPages tongue waggers would also have to face the firing squad.

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      Diane Knaus 

      4 years ago from Anne Arundel County, Maryland

      That has been quoted in scientific journals which research appears in the article.

      However, having said that you really can't compare genius to regular people. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Einstein, are genius of their own caliber. Your comparison is like alcoholics to regular people, there are variations in all people in tempermant, creativity, honesty, mental abilities and having the capacity to love one another, then comes maturity.

      The thrust of the article was the actions of the young men who commit atrocities against society. Some are just not born with high IQ capabilities and many of those brains do not mature as did Gates, Jobs, or Einstein.

      Einstein tried for many years to do what he was told was impossible, he didn't give up because he had drive, as did Jobs and Gates.

      I also do not believe that he was just an innocent young man, Yes his parents surely taught him better. But he did what he did and acted like an angry young man. But even though he was angry, and did in fat teal some cigars, the policeman did not have the right to gun him down in the street over a pack of cigars. The policeman could have simply tear gassed him, or even ordered him down on his knees then handcuffed him instead of shooting him for walking in the street.

      For what it's worth, I believe that the policeman had a lot of immaturity in his personality as well.

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      Jaye Denman 

      4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Bill Gates was programming computers at age 13, invented Windows at age 20 and founded Microsoft soon afterward. Steve Jobs co-founded Apple at age 21 and was CEO of the company until his death. Those achievements require logical thinking, which, in turn, require brain development. There are many other examples like these men. How do you reconcile your 'lack of brain development until age 30 or 40" with people like these who give to the world at a young age, rather than stealing?

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      Sondra Rochelle 

      4 years ago from USA

      You can quote all you like about brain formation, the truth is that children who are properly raised and disciplined by parents who have good values know right from wrong. I saw this every day of my 26 years of classroom teaching. I would like this young man's school disciplinary records to be made public so that people could see that he was not just "trying thugdom on for size for a few hours"...this kid was big, was a thief and thought he could use his size to intimidate. Apparently it worked for him until he did these things at the wrong time and with the wrong person. Sorry, but I simply cannot agree that he was some innocent child whose brain had not yet fully matured. He knew darned well what he was doing...he just did not expect the consequences!

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Interesting hub Diane. To me though it sounds as though Brown was an overconfident thug who thought he was invincible. I know as soon as a police officer shoots a black teenager there is an uproar over racism and police brutality..the same has happened here in Australia, but we do need to seriously look at both sides of the situation before believing everything we see in the media. Fpherj48 is right about even young people being able to determine right from wrong.

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      4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Hello Diane and "Welcome to Hubpages." It's always nice to gain a new & talented writer. This Hub is interesting and certainly well-written. I respect your right to express your opinion to your readers, however strongly opposing my own views stand on this topic.

      Oddly enough, I have just come from reading and commenting on a Hub written by fellow-writer JThomp, on this same young man and the Ferguson Tragedy. You may find JThomp's work very interesting and informational.

      You are 100% correct, diane, "age has nothing at all to do with this sad tale." Nothing at all.

      I raised 4 sons, largely as a single, working mother......They are husbands and Dads now and have blessed me with 9 grandsons and 3 grand daughters. Before the age of 2, they all knew the "difference' between good & bad, happy & sad, playing & fighting. Certainly they could not completely understand how the world worked, why people do what they do etc...until years of learning and maturing. But as sure as the sun rises every morning, they KNOW the DIFFERENCE between a hug and a slap....a smile & a frown.....a whisper and a scream. Those profound basics have been the same since the beginning of time. I simply see not a single reason that "neuroscience" be a part of this sad story at all.

      I wish you well and much success here at HP!......Peace, Paula


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