Monday, August 11, 2014

Community Calls for Blood After Police Shoot and Kill Unarmed Teenager

John Vibes
August 10, 2014 
Saturday afternoon in Ferguson, Missouri, police shot and killed an unarmed teenage boy who
was visiting his grandmother at the apartment complex where the murder occurred.  The policehave not yet made a comment as to why they even stopped 18-year-old Mike Brown to beginwith, or why they drew their guns and shot the young man.
Brown was shot at approximately 2:15 p.m. in the 2900 block of Canfield Drive on Saturday.
I know they killed my son, this was wrong and it was cold-hearted.  He doesn’t kill, steal or
rob. He doesn’t do any of that
,” his mother, Lesley McSpadden said.
The murder has sparked outrage in the community, and at one point, police were forced to
 retreat from an angry crowd that was demanding answers.  Eventually they called in over 100
 police cars and pulled resources from over a dozen different departments to intimidate the
 neighbors who had gathered to protest the killing.
Many of the neighbors witnessed the murder first hand, and say that Brown had his hands
 up in the air and was unarmed at the time of the shooting.  After the shooting occurred,
crowds with hundreds of people gathered to protest the police and demand accountability,
many reports said that emotions were understandably hot.
Louis Head, Brown’s stepfather was photographed holding a sign that said “Ferguson police
just executed my unarmed son!!!”
“He (the officer) shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his
hands in the air,
” Dorian Johnson, a friend Brown’s, told KMOV News. “He started to get down
 and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots.”


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