Ferguson Police Murder Black Teen in Missouri
Think Rodney King riots of the 1990's but on a smaller scale. But the white government who governs over Ferguson, Missouri, which is over 60% black, faces a real predicament. Mike Brown, 18, was just about to start college when a fatal incident occurred while walking home with a friend.
There are at least two eyewitnesses stating the following events:
Mike Brown and his friend were walking home in the road, not on the sidewalk. This is about as guilty as they would ever get. A Ferguson Policeman noticed the two blacks in his car and approached until the car was adjacent with the driver and Mike adjacent to one another. It is said that the police officer said, "get on the fucking sidewalk" and the officer grabbed Mike's neck through the car window. To me, this seems VERY improbable and impossible to do. Mike is a big guy, reaching from a car and grabbing his neck is impossible. Maybe the eyewitness meant to say, the police officer attempted to do this and Mike and his friend began to flee. This fits the other eyewitness stating that she saw the officer chasing Mike on foot.
Clearly, at some point, the officer shouted a warning to stop or he will fire. Because the eyewitness saw Mike stop and raise his hands up surrendering, showing he had no weapon of any type. Then, the police officer simply murders, in cold blood, firing two shots into Mike.
According to the police version, as the officer opened his car door, Mike lunged at the officer and the two struggled inside the vehicle for the weapon when it went off but not hurting Mike. After this, Mike took off and the officer fired twice.
Which one do you believe?
It seems very easy to prove, that is, if there is a bullet hole in the car, then it supports the police version, if there is none. then obviously, with two eyewitnesses, the police are lying to cover for their man in uniform.
Still, the police department is not releasing the name of the officer who murdered Mike. I can understand, having him murdered also, will not solve anything. Why was Mike Brown left in the street dead for hours before help arrived? That, alone, is unfathomable. Even after his death, the police have acted like a military force against those who live there and protesting the killing. Excessive force reminds one of the Kent State murders by the National Guard in 1970, after all, even police can panic or make bad decisions.
The police have tear gased and told the press to leave. They have issued a no fly zone over the town because they claim one of their helicopters was fired at, yet, no proof was provided to the media. Dressed in riot gear, they have told residents protesting from their own yards, to go inside!
Everything about this situation smells of corruption, of cover-up, by the police department. What is also amazing is that the mayor of the town has remained silent. Yet, other questions come to mind- such as, if 60% of the population is black, why have they not voted out the mayor or elected more city council so they are well represented? Yes, the city council is mostly white, but the black community allowed this to happen.
It is hard to believe that a teen when confronted with police officer over something so trivial would confront the officer and fight him in the car. It is much more likely, the teens fled.
There now seems to be direct connection with the cigar robbery video and the victim. It is fairly clear the person stealing the few cigars is Mike and his friend. It is clear he took a few and shoved the clerk aside as he left. The police issued an "all points bulletin". So, when the police officer noticed the two walking in the street, the officer was probably aware of this robbery, if he was not, he was aware once cigars were seen. But, when did the officer know this? Regardless, Mike stopped after fleeing and turned around with hands up, yet, the officer shot him dead. Mike had no weapons. It still is murder.