#NoJusticeNoPeace

It is currently December 1 and the streets of Ferguson Missouri are still reeling from the decision not to indict Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department. In August of 2014 an Michael Brown, African-American male, was gunned down by Wilson. As soon as the United States released the story social media sites were out of control with people projecting their opinions of the situation.

Left: Michael Brown Right: Darren Wilson
Left: Michael Brown Right: Darren Wilson

That was all in the beginning of August when people began to address the race relations issues in America, as well as the bias that white cops have against people of color. On November 24 the grand jury made the decision not to indict the man who was knowingly and absolutely the killer of someone. The hardest part for the family of Michael Brown, as well as many Americans, was the fact that the decision to not indict Darren Wilson meant that his crimes would not even been looked into. The man did not even stand a trial, he stood a trial of if he should go to trial. Clearly, the jury decided that he should be relinquished of any responsibility of wrong-doing on his part.

Twitter was set on fire when people heard about the grand jury’s decision:

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Many people were outraged and upset, but of course there were some with differing views, who believed that a cop has the right to shoot an unarmed male. On top of that since the entire decision came out there have been riots all over the country and world even:

Protesters in Hong Kong
Protesters in Hong Kong


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Adding to the protests many people participated in, “die-ins” all over the country on Black Friday:

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And finally some of the most moving photographs from the situation:

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On Monday afternoon many high school students across the country also supported #HandsUpWalkOut and left school at 12:01, the time he was shot, to protest against the #FergusonDecision. People are still currently protesting. Some believe that media coverage is the culprit of making this decision such a huge deal, but I believe this is exactly what this type of situation needed. People all over the country and world need to accept the facts that America is not perfect no matter how bad it tries to be. People need to “stay woke” to the things that America deems as equal and fair. Also as of earlier today Darren Wilson officially resigned from his job as a Police Officer in Ferguson Mi.

3 thoughts on “#NoJusticeNoPeace

  1. It’s very sad that he was even put to trial. He should have been put on trial just like every other person would be. It makes me wonder if there wasn’t so much media coverage if the he would have been put on trial. There are many things wrong with how this situation was handled. The looting and rioting has become a world-wide thing, which is both inspiring and scary.

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  2. This situation is absolutely crazy. How the justice system can just look past a death and not punish anyone for it is mind boggling. No matter the race issue these new incidents can happen to anyone and its clear the cops can get away with it. This is the type of stuff that make me want to revolt back. But cooler heads will hopefully prevail but damn its hard to keep cool with this non sense happening.

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  3. A truly terrible story. I think Eric Garner’s story is much worse than Mike Brown’s, regardless of age. Garner was a father and was only selling cigarettes for discount prices, something he was already convicted of before. We are all lead to believe now via the media that Mike Brown struggled with officer Wilson prior to his death. Garner’s video clearly shows he gives little resistance whilst being choked out.

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