Murder of Michael Brown

kim kardashian

Protests and rioting has erupted in Ferguson, Missouri as a response to 18-year-old Michael Brown’s killing by police. His friend, 22-year old Dorian Johnson, was an eye witness to the tragic death of his teenage friend. Johnson stood just a few feet away and saw a police officer open fire. “I saw the barrel of the gun pointed at my friend,” he said. “Then I saw the fire come out of the barrel.”

The killing has sent shock waves through the St. Louis suburb. Tension between Blacks and police continues to scale up, and the local community has been demanding answers since the shooting last Saturday. Crowds have gathered to mourn Brown’s death. Stores have been looted and journalists have been assaulted in the wake of Brown’s death. Several dozen people have been arrested in the span of less than a week since the incident.

A police officer claimed that another officer shot Brown after Brown allegedly shoved him and tried to wrestle his weapon from him. Johnson and other witnesses disagree with that claim. The officer that shot Brown was placed on paid administrative leave.

The NAACP has stepped in and called on the Justice Department and the federal government to take over the investigation from state police. The FBI has joined the investigation, and Attorney General Eric Holder added that the FBI will help local authorities conduct, “a thorough, fair investigation.

The Ferguson Police Department has turned over the investigation to the St. Louis Police. Many people have drawn parallels between this case and the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida on Feb. 26, 2012. Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter charges in July, 2013.

Featured image via facebook/michaelbrown


About Blaine Martin

I enjoy taking in the world around me and facing the challenge of conveying news and information that is clear, timely and professional. Please like and share our articles!

Have a tip we should know?


Most Read

  1. News
    Pandora Papers Financial Leak Shows Us the Secrets of the World’s Rich and Powerful
    2 years ago
  2. Health
    US Supreme Court Rejects J & J TALC Cancer Case Appeal
    3 years ago
  3. Lifestyle
    9 Habits that Drain your Daily Focus and How to Avoid Them
    3 years ago
    Women’s Demand for Shapewear – the big Trends
    3 years ago
    Valentino Launches its Cosmetics Line
    3 years ago
  6. Health
    US Promises to Share 60 million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccines
    3 years ago
  7. Health
    UK Offers Aid Amid Surging COVID-19 Cases in India
    3 years ago
  8. Sports
    Thousands of fans welcome Charlton funeral cortege at Old Trafford
    3 months ago
  9. News
    Brit left fighting for life after train derails in Argentinia
    3 months ago
    Dubai faces down airline rivals with $50 bln jet orders
    3 months ago
  11. Sunak
    UK’s Sunak brings back Cameron, sacks Braverman
    3 months ago
  12. Sports
    Man United’s Hojlund, Eriksen withdrawn from Denmark team duty
    3 months ago
  13. Health
    Autumn Sneezing Syndrome is on the rise… here’s what you can do
    3 months ago
  14. Canada
    Canada beat Italy to win Billie Jean King Cup for first time
    3 months ago

Follow @rushhourdaily: