R.I.P Michael Brown
Michael Brown (1996?-2014), an American student, was yet another unarmed Black person killed by the police. On Saturday afternoon, August 9th 2014, the police gunned down Brown in broad daylight in Ferguson, Missouri. The police let his body lie there for hours. Days of protest have followed, turning violent Sunday night.
According to eyewitnesses: Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson were walking down the street when a police officer drove by and told them to get on the “fucking sidewalk”. When they did not, the police officer backed up his car. When he had trouble getting out of his car, he took Brown by the neck, choking him and reached for his gun. The gun went off, the officer was bleeding. Brown and Johnson ran for their lives. The officer got out of his car and shot Brown. Brown turned, fell to his knees with his hands up. The officer…
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