Yesterday the name of the police officer who killed Michael Brown was released. The video tape shown above was also released. The tape according the police shows Michael Brown stealing cigars prior to his death. So how does this relate to the shooting of Brown? Does it show that he was a bad guy? It might, but was the stealing of cigars worthy of a death sentence? No. Last night there was more looting in Ferguson and that does not help the situation. Criminal behavior will not yield positive results. The police are being very careful, but their patience will only last for a season. Business owners are now taking arms to protect their businesses and who can blame them? Earlier this morning I heard a reporter say he saw two looters carrying an industrial saw to their car. What does this theft have to do with Brown? Nothing. This is criminal behavior not civil unrest. They are not the same thing.
Civil unrest and criminality are not the same thing
By musesofamom, on August 16, 2014 at 11:19 am, under Uncategorized. Tags: African American, African Americans, Barack Obama, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, Ferguson, Fox News, media, Michael brown, Morning Joe, President Barack Obama, race, racism, television. 2 Comments
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