A man at a protest holds a sign expressing his solidarity – and commonality – with Mike Brown.
“I AM MIKE BROWN”
Mike Brown is dead.
Mike Brown was shot to death.
Mike Brown was 18 years old. Black. Unarmed.
Mike Brown was gunned down in the middle of the street, in the middle of the day.
By a cop.
In Ferguson, Missouri.
In the United States of America.
Ferguson, Missouri is a suburb of St Louis. Its population is 70% black.
Its mayor is white. School board is white. City council is white (except for one black member). And the Ferguson Police Department is 94% white, with only 3 black police officers.
Mike Brown was shot six times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Four times in the arm, twice in the head.
His crime was jaywalking.
Later it was suggested by the Ferguson Police Dept that he may…
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