The Death Of The Police Officer Wilson

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Every day, people make noise whether it be gibberish or intellectual thinking. It comes to many of us naturally and we use our voices all the time to communicate with others, to sing, to yell, and to ….. But many of us are left to ask, what is voice? Voice is a way to express yourself intellectually, make other minds think for themselves, and analyze the world around them causing change in society. Ferguson, Missouri the town where 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, was killed by Officer Wilson, a white police officer on August 9, 2014. Protest had begun in Ferguson, but many of the protester were nonviolent and felt the police were racially profiling black men. Three months later, the Grand Jury released its verdict to not indict Officer Wilson. The verdict led to protests that became violent quickly. The protester began to loot local business such as a McDonalds where they flat screen TV’s. People also broke into the liquor store that Michael brown stole the cigarillos from. The protesters that broken into the liquor store stole sodas, chips, and other snack food items. Not only was there looting, but there was many gunshots that rang in the town. According to Jon Belmar, the St. Louis County Police Chief, “… personally heard about 150 shots fired.” Belmar claims that none of his police officers fired shots at protesters leading to people’s conclusions that it must have been protesters shooting. The next day, the town woke up to a city that was
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