Michael Brown was no saint. He was not an angel. He was not a gentle giant simply walking down the street and looking forward to beginning college. He was thug who robbed a store, assaulted the store owner, then attacked a police officer. He was a victim of his own choosing, deciding not only to break the law, but also to attack the police. For these actions, the City of Ferguson is allowing something to happen that is almost unconscionable. A memorial to the memory of Michael Brown will be erected in the city.
Brown’s death was tragic, yes. But, it was also avoidable. Eyewitnesses, even many black citizens of Ferguson, testified that Brown charged at Officer Darren Wilson, even continuing when ordered to stop. He continued charging even when Wilson fired at the moving target and ultimately attacked the officer.
Despite the reality of what happened in Ferguson on August 9, 2014, the false ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ mantra was repeated over and over again, even by many in the media and Congress, and that, along with agitation by race baiters like Al Sharpton, Eric Holder and Barack Obama, led to weeks of unrest, violence, mayhem and dangerous disruption of the daily lives of innocent people not just in Ferguson, but throughout the country.
After Brown’s death, his supporters erected a makeshift shrine in the middle of a street called Canfield Drive. Given the fact that these people infringed on the safety and freedom of others who were simply out eating, going to a baseball game, commuting to work or home, shopping for Christmas gifts, etc, perhaps this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
In an effort to clear the street of the safety hazard, officials in Ferguson have come to an agreement with the Brown family and have decided on a permanent memorial to the thug Michael Brown.
According to Brown’s father, the city has agreed to place a plaque on the sidewalk near where Michael Brown died in memory of him.
— Stephen Deere (@stephencdeere) May 20, 2015
For a family to want to place a memorial to their fallen loved one within their own home or on their own home is one thing, but for the city to give their blessing by allowing the family to place the memorial on a city sidewalk is quite another.
We are upside down in America, folks, when thugs who rob stores and attack police are memorialized and police officers, who put their lives on the line daily, are demonized.
h/t Truth Revolt