Here is my two cents. I know it looks really really bad when a police officer shoots and kills an unarmed civilian. However, from the bystanders point of view it looks bad for the officers. Right. Well, it is understandable to feel that way for a fellow defenseless human being. But one needs to also look at the situation from the police officers point of view.
Realize that men and women of law enforcements are all trained to do what they do - to serve and protect. So, when they are called out to bring peace and order, they come with heighten alert to do whatever they can to bring peace and order. That means they will be putting their life at risk and so if people don't follow the officers requests or commands, expect to be shot and killed by them. It is simple as that. What happened at Ferguson, Missouri is a great example of that.
From what I understand, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. The shooting prompted protests that roiled the area for weeks. A St. Louis County grand jury announced Nov. 24 that it was not indicting Mr. Wilson.
|Michael Brown at a store during a theft before the shooting|
Now, I really don't know what happened but I can tell you for sure that there definitely was a struggle and arguments between the officers and Mr. Brown before they decided to shoot him. If Michael Brown completely cooperated with the officers, he would still be alive today. Simple as that. There definitely was a reason why the situation went down as it did. Michael Brown already knew what he did - stole an item from the store. So, he was already in the wrongs. His mind was already set for fight and flight mode. If he had ABSOLUTELY DONE NOTHING WRONG prior to meeting with the officers, the outcome of the situation would have been different. We can all scream that this was a deliberate because Michael Brown was Black and the officer was WHITE, but really it was Mr. Brown's fault in a way.