Mike Brown

1282 Words Oct 24th, 2014 6 Pages
While national news media continue to focus on race in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, they apparently don’t think a similar case in Utah with the races reversed is that newsworthy.

According to several media outlets the shooting death of Michael brown on August 9, 2014 in Fergusson, Missouri. Mike Brown an unarmed black teenage male was shot and killed by a white Police Officer Darren Wilson causing a uproar of riots, protest and discussion of police brutality and racism in United States. This incident gained national attention on social media, it was broadcast on television and newspaper worldwide. The facts and the circumstances of Mike Brown shooting incident still under
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Brown’s death with streams of violence by smashing store front windows carrying away looted goods from the store, smashing car windows, standing on top of the police vehicle taunting police Officers, Molotov cocktails and other object was lobbed at the police causing the Officers to respond with tear gas, and smoke bomb. All those events were seen around the world on live television and social media outlets.

While in Salt Lake City protester line the side walk across from the state and Federal building for a peaceful demonstration demanding justice and demilitarize the police department, no store front was looted, no Molotov cocktail was lobbed at police. Capturing few local and national news outlets attention not as much as the Ferguson simply because the media outlets was not interested in story. A peaceful protest is not newsworthy the public does not want to see local family, and friends standing on the side walk holding sign, shouting and demanding justice all that is boring and not news worthy. A crowed lobbing Molotov cocktail at police officers who’s in full military like riot gear including gas masks and helmets with heave armored vehicle in our city streets responding with tear gas and smoke bomb make more interesting news and it will get more ratings.

The double standard in United States continue to be a struggle for many Americans when it comes to racism and its going to continue for days to come. Its bias and morally wrong in all

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