Nov 24, 2014 was a day of turmoil for America justice system and those effected by it once again. America has truly showed us numerous times that it’s ok for police officers to shoot and kill innocent people of color because of a badge and gun. Is it time for people of color to stop hoping and relying on a system that has failed us over and over? Is it time to realize we need our own eco system? Is it time for us to protest American holidays and everything else? If you leave this question to me I will say, “I think it’s time”.
On August 9, 2014 an 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Mike brown was unarmed at the time of the shooting. There has been controversial evidence that he robbed a local convenience store for some cigars but there have been reports that the store never called 911 with a robbery. Mike Brown was visiting his grandmother in the suburbs of St. Louis and had just graduated from high school in the spring and was set to start college classes two days after he was killed. Mike Brown had no criminal record at the time of his death. There have been reports of racial tension with local government and law enforcement In Ferguson for some time and Mike Brown death bought the tension to a boil.
There has been a lot of contradiction between the Ferguson police department, when it comes to justifying the shooting of Mike Brown. Before Darren Wilson had the chance to speak about the situation on why he stopped Brown the Ferguson police Chief Tom Jackson gave comments about Wilson stopped Mike Brown for jaywalking. There is clearly some contradiction and non-reliable evidence going on somewhere. It’s very hard to understand how it can be justified to kill an unarmed individual. From my understanding police officer’s go through months and months of training on how to protect themselves in combat and other dangerous scenario’s but it always seems as if their first choice is to pull out their weapons.
So now that the verdict has been reached where do we go from there? Do you continue to live your life as if Nov 24,2014 was another sad day for America justice system but luckily enough your family wasn’t affected by it? Or will today mark the beginning of you accepting how people of colored are viewed in America and began to make a change in your community? Are you lost on how to go about that change? There are a few places where you can start on making that change. I don’t believe hate can stop hate let’s make that clear but I do believe if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. America love’s to celebrate their holidays. Let’s face it the justice system doesn’t treat people of colored like their American so why should the people go out spend their money and celebrate as if they are American? We all heard the phrase money make’s the world go round. If these large corporations, Government starts taking notice that their checkbook is coming up short by boycotting things we don’t need until people of color are treated equal someone might begin to take notice.
Blog By Markyay Bush