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Shooting of Michael Brown

The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on , 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a northern suburb of . Brown, an 18-year-old African American, was a suspect in a "strong-arm" robbery of a convenience store. Brown was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old white police officer in an encounter that took place a short distance away from the convenience store, several minutes after Officer Wilson received a radio alert which included a description of a suspect. Brown was accompanied by his friend Dorian Johnson who was 22. Wilson said that an altercation ensued when Brown attacked Wilson in his police vehicle for control of Wilson's gun until it was fired. Brown and Johnson then fled, with Wilson in pursuit of Brown. Wilson stated that Brown stopped and charged him after a short pursuit. In the entire altercation, Wilson fired a total of twelve bullets, including twice during the struggle in the car; the last was probably the fatal shot. Brown was hit a total of 6 times from the front.

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This song really tugs at your heart strings to say the least. Click on the link and just listen to the words of rappers such as: The Game, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and more rap about things like his shooting, race in America, and police police brutality. R.I.P. Mike Brown.

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The content of this article is just disgraceful. A police officer is now being investigated for posting a picture of an alleged murderer and claiming it was Michael Brown. The same Michael Brown who was shot and killed at the age of 18 while unarmed. According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, it is recommend that every officer take the Oath of Honor. The oath states: "On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution my community and the agency I serve." It seems to me that this officer failed to take the oath.

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A Real Picture of Michael Brown

I just wanted to post a picture of Michael Brown to: a) commemorate him and b) to show a real image of him. Many people have been circulating images that claim to be Michael Brown, but are in fact not. But what is most important in my mind is not what picture is real and what picture is fake, but rather why are we still discussing if the life of a black individual is equal to that of a white individual in the year 2014?

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