Jake Justice: The Death Of Michael Brown

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Ever since I was young, I've always thought of my step-dad as a hero. I affectionately called him "Jake Justice," after a muscular, brave super-hero police officer in the show Rescue Heroes. Seeing him come home every night in his crisp black uniform and K-9 unit police car was often the highlight of my day. To me, there was nothing cooler than what he did - putting bad guys in jail. Even as a young child, I knew the importance and the dangers of what he did. Every night I would tell him to be safe. I constantly thanked him for what he did. And for a while, most of the world followed my sentiments and gratitude as well. However, on August 9th, 2014, that sentiment radically changed. The death of Michael Brown sent shockwaves throughout the
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