“We have fought too long and too hard to eliminate the wounds of racism and prejudice just to watch things regress. Until black people no longer have to fear both the cops and robbers, until we reform policing tactics everywhere, we cannot stay silent. For if we do, we will continue to read headlines like this: Black, unarmed and dead.”
The police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, sparking days of protests and clashes in the city of Ferguson, was named on Friday morning as Darren Wilson.
“He’s been a police officer for six years, has had no disciplinary action against him,” Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson said at a press conference on Friday morning. “He was treated for injuries which occurred on Saturday.”
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