Looks like Officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police office who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man this past August, will not be standing trial. The Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict Wilson.
I’m shocked I tell you, shocked!
Not really. This is the United States of America. When a police officer decides to kill someone in this country, they usually always get away with it.
Not that I believe Michael Brown was a wonderful person. He had just robbed a convenience store and shoved the store clerk who attempted to stop him.
That doesn’t mean he deserved to be shot dead in the street.
Why did Wilson shoot 12 rounds at Brown? We will never really know. Not really. Wilson didn’t shoot Brown with a stun gun because he wasn’t carrying one. He told the grand jury that he elected not to carry one. “It is not the most comfortable thing. They are very large. I don’t have a lot of room in the front for it to be positioned,” he testified under oath to the grand jury.
Not the most comfortable thing? Really?
Michael Brown was a big man. He stood six-foot-four and weighed 290 pounds. Darren Wilson testified that he was “just shy” of 6-feet-four-inches tall and weighed “210-ish” pounds. Although Brown had around 80 pounds on Wilson, they were around the same height. Wilson told the grand jury that when he grabbed Brown, he felt like a 5-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan. He testified, “That’s just how big he felt and how small I felt just from grasping his arm.”
Just because someone makes you feel like a five-year-old, doesn’t mean you have to right to kill them. Unless of course, you’re a cop who doesn’t like to carry a stun gun because it’s too uncomfortable.
This whole case illustrates what’s wrong with turning our country into a police state. We have way too many cops. We have people being cops who shouldn’t be cops. Sorry, but with all of your training and experience, and you feel like a five-year-old when attempting to detain and unarmed man, you shouldn’t be a cop.
You’re clearly not cut out for it.