Michael Brown And The Police Officer

1095 WordsApr 25, 20155 Pages
On Saturday August 9, 2014 in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, an 18 year old man named Michael Brown was shot ten times and killed by a police officer. The police officer’s name is Darren Wilson. He was 28 years old at the time this tragic even took place. Many Americans, both black and white believe that officer Wilson is guilty of first degree murder when he shot Michael Brown, and other Americans believe he acted in self-defense. Because of the fact that the officer is white and Michael Brown was black, the case has stirred up plenty of controversy and differences in opinions nationwide. The day of the shooting, Michael brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson walked into a Ferguson convenience store. Surveillance cameras captured a man pushing a store clerk and walking out of the store with a box of cigarettes. Darren Wilson was driving by the two friends when he told them to get off of the street. The two then said that they were almost to their destination. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said that Wilson approached Brown because he was "walking down the middle of the street, blocking traffic.” A source close to Wilson said that when Wilson tried to get out of the police car, Brown slammed the car door. Then, when Wilson attempted to get out of the car, Brown shoved him back in. That is when Wilson reaches for his gun, and Brown attempts to grab the gun. Brown then attempts to leave the scene with his friend and Wilson yells for him to freeze. Brown then turns around
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