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Case Analysis : Michael Brown

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“On August 9, 2014 at 11:51 a.m., a 9-1-1 call from a convenience store alerted police about a robbery, in progress. CCTV had pictures of Michael Brown as the suspect of the robbery. At 11:52 a.m., a suspect was spotted near petrol station. At 12:00 p.m. officer Darren Wilson responds to call and leaves a nearby home where he had been responding to an emergency call about a sick child. At 12:01 p.m. officer Wilson encounters Michael Brown, but not in regards to the robbery, but to walking down the middle of the street stopping traffic. At 12:01-12:04 p.m. Michael Brown shot dead, details unknown” (BBC News). People like to bring up the fact that Michael Brown was an unarmed black person and that the officer, that shot him, was a white police officer. Now days you have to bring skin color into the situation because “it matters” what skin color you are, when in reality it does not matter. I believe that everyone was created equal. It should not matter if the person who got shot was white, black, purple or green and if the shooter was white, black, Hispanic, or sparkly. EVERYONE IS EQUAL. We are all apart of one race and that is the human race. The New York Times states the fatal incident like this, “There is an altercation between Officer Wilson and Mr. Brown, who is standing at the window of the vehicle. Officer Wilson fires two shots from inside the vehicle, one likely grazing Mr. Brown’s thumb, and the other missing him. Mr. Brown runs east. Officer Wilson
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