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