“He (the officer) shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air” said Dorian Johnson, a friend of 18-year old Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri who was scheduled to begin college classes Monday was murdered on Saturday August 9th, 2014.
Dorian Johnson tells News 4 he was walking with Brown when the officer confronted them and drew his weapon. St. Louis County NAACP President Esther Haywood told News 4 that Brown was shot once by the officer and then an additional nine times as he lay in the street. “We are hurt to hear that yet another teenaged boy has been slaughtered by law enforcement especially in light of the recent death of Eric Garner in New York who was killed for selling cigarettes. We plan to do everything within our power to ensure that the Ferguson Police Department as well as the St. Louis County Police Department releases all details pertinent to the shooting.”
By early Saturday night, dozens of police cars remained parked near the shooting scene as mourners left votive candles, rose petals, a large stuffed animal and other remembrances at a makeshift memorial in the middle of the street. At the height of the post-shooting tensions, police at the scene called for about 60 other police units to respond to the area in Ferguson, a city of about 21,000 residents, about two-thirds of whom are black.
So, the officers left this young man’s body laying there for hours and hours, not covered to show respect to one who has passed at the hands of violence. This shows how law enforcement have no regard at all for black lives.
EVERY 28 HOURS A BLACK MAN OR WOMAN IS SHOT BY AN OFFICER OF THE LAW.
These people are not here to protect all, they’re out to kill at the mercy of this unjust system. This angers me. This makes it all clear regarding the agenda of this system – to get rid of as many niggas & non-white faces as possible.
I scroll down my Facebook & Instagram newsfeed to see my fellow black people saying R.I.P. to Robin Williams who as 63 years old and just committed suicide. Who the fck cares…?! – He was ready to go. But, were all the innocent black men and women who were gunned down by police officers ready to go….? NO!
Another young black man shot by officers:
22-year old John Crawford and his girlfriend went their separate ways to shop for personal items while in the Walmart store. At some point, Crawford picked up a toy BB gun and played video games while talking to his girlfriend on his cellphone.
A suspicious couple, April and Ronald Ritchie, began following Crawford. They eventually called police and told them that Crawford was walking around the store with a gun.
When police arrived at the store, they approached him from behind and told him to put the weapon down. Crawford turned and told them it was just a toy. The police officers opened fire on Crawford. He later died from his wounds.
Racist assumptions with violent acts on behalf of police officers and/or citizens of this country seem to continue after slavery. New day, same stories. We are not free from this racial caste system and whoever thinks we are has the mind of a deaf and blind person.
It saddens me to see a dumbed down black society – not all, but a large number. Wake Up Black People! Speak for our communities, speak for your brothers & sisters.