In case you don't have a twitter or tumblr or don't tune into the news much, their is a huge battle between civilians and police following the unrightful execution of Mike Brown, an African American male who was supposed the start college that very day which makes the event even more of a tragedy considering how many black men don't make it that far. I'm mixed, but let's be real, no one cares about the white blood running through my veins. Only the black. It doesn't matter that my skin is light (generously darker than what my fursona displays, admittedly), I would still be treated as a black male. This could be me, or my brother, or any sons I may have one day.
Naturally, I find this horrifying.Witness accounts are all consistent
, and say that Mike ran then was shot. He got on his knees, begged not to be shot again with his hands in his air in surrender, and then was promptly shot 3 more times.Police accounts are inconsistent
*One story says he was shoplifting and that's why he was gunned down (which -- lets be real -- is still not a good reason to kill a CHILD)
*Another story says their was an altercation with the police, in which Mike tried to grab the officers gun. (Which I personally know is false. No black man in his right mind would grab a cop's gun).
-Anonymous is already tackling the issue via #OPFerguson(x)
-There is an #IfIWasGunnedDown tag trending on twitter and tumblr, basically calling the media out on it's rampant tendency to portray black youth as thuggish and unfriendly.
-Police are using deadly and coercive force to put down peaceful protests (x)
, which violates the first amendment. One woman was shot in the head , several people recording the incident have been arrested unlawfully.
-There are live recordings of the happenings which can be found on youtube and vine. Here is one, with protestors staring down the advancing police.-There are people in other countries who consider tear gas and rubber bullets commonplace telling the people of Ferguson how to deal with it. (x)
-The Cop who killed Mike is on paid administrative leave and his name has yet to be released. The chief cop's wife referred to black people as "feral" said they "tear down neighborhoods with drugs and trash" and that they "kill each other anyway".(x)
-Ferguson is barricaded and has been made a no fly zone. Residents say there are drones circling Ferguson.
-Don't listen to the media, because they are lying to you.
People are being gassed on their private property.(x)- Please sign this petition to make stricter laws for police officers. These people could be you someday, espeically if you are a person of color.