Interview Essay: The Murder Of Michael Brown

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On August 9, 2014, a young African American man named Michael Brown was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Darren Wilson the police officer who shot Michael Brown accused Michael of strong-arm robbery, however, Michael was unarmed. Michael was accompanied by his friend Dorian Johnson at the time of the incident. Dorian stated, “ We were walking down the street an empty street we were just walking down minding our own business were both heading home.” When police officer Darren Wilson tried to stop them they started to run because officer Wilson fired his arm; Dorian stated that he ducked for cover behind a car because he feared for his life. Further on, Dorian mentioned that when officer Wilson was chasing Michael …show more content…

It’s a coincidence how it was a white police officer that killed Michael Brown. Why did he feel the need to shoot him? He wasn’t armed so why shoot a young 18-year-old man if he wasn’t armed? Darren Wilson stated that he feared his life, but how are you going to fear your life when your life is nowhere near danger. Michael Brown was unarmed at the time of the incident. Officer Wilson stated that after shooting Michael he feared he was going to tackle him, but in an academy, they show you several procedures on how to respond to situations like these. There was no need for officer Wilson to shoot Michael in his head. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Darren Wilson stated, “I just did my job, I did what I was paid to do and that was my job; I followed my training, my training took over, training led me to what happened.” Further on officer Wilson stated that he wouldn’t have acted differently, there was nothing he would change about the incident. Throughout the whole interview officer, Wilson showed no sign of empathy, regret, or remorse. I don’t understand how someone could be so cold and express themselves the way officer Wilson …show more content…

Michael’s instant reaction was to run so he ran to look for cover, as we all would. People argue that officer Darren Wilson was only doing his job but is part of your job shooting somebody multiple times when they’re unarmed part of your job? We should be able to feel protected and secured by police officers we shouldn’t feel need the need to fear them but unfortunately, we do because of incidents like these. When police officers shoot a suspect multiple times when the suspect is unarmed it causes the public to lose trust and be scared of the police, police are using their power to kill people rather than

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