Now after I read this last night I was really livid. I just couldn't enjoy my Saturday night knowing what had happened just a few states over to the west. I know we love to jump to the race card when this happens, but we must first learn all the facts, including learning the details of what led to the EXCESSIVE shooting of this young man who was about to attend college tomorrow. Black or white, there is no justification for shooting an unarmed human being that many times. Unfortunately, this has happened all too often by officers who have used excessive force on white and black men, but disproportionately black men have been killed.
Sadly Mike Brown will not be attending his first day of college tomorrow. Sadly a family lost a son, a nephew and a grandson to a meaningless death. However, we must make a meaningless death a meaningful one by exercising our rights to protest police brutality and beginning to value black life. We need to crush the stereotypes and begin to see that every life is valuable, no matter what race you are, in addition the war on young African-American males, which seems never ending. Let us all take a moment of silence, for those who have died at the hands of police brutality, and may their souls rest in peace.