Can’t believe I’ve already had some negative feedback with the new Adrian Aardvark EP, When History Repeats Itself. We stand by supporting the family of Michael Brown, the family of Trayvon Martin and the protesters in Ferguson and around the world who are fighting for justice/civil rights/human dignity. All of us are the same. We all are meat, bones and blood. Most religions make murder the biggest taboo. How can anyone justify taking a life, especially an unarmed high school graduate? This year is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. What have we accomplished?
What would happen if a white, unarmed suburban high school grad went into some shop and stole some cigarettes? He flees, and a police officer apprehends him. The teen tries to flee or a struggle takes place. The police officer TAKES THE SAFETY off his gun and proceeds to fire SIX shots (TWO being head shots). How would the country react? Would we be as divided as the media is making it seem? Would the protests be met with a militarized police force armed with the spoils of war?
I am the son of parents who both served in the United States Navy. Lived in United States military bases around the world. Because of that, I was exposed to many cultures, beliefs and experiences most Americans do not get the opportunity to have. I even was trained and served as an armed security officer in Texas. Armed with a nine millimeter, shotgun, pepper spray, handcuffs, bulletproof vest and a police baton. We were trained how to take down a suspect or threat in so many different ways that didn’t involve firing one single shot. Again, I wasn’t a police officer but I can’t imagine that my training was too different or more advance.
What I am trying to get at, there is absolutely no reason that FPD Officer Darren Wilson needed to use deadly force. Even if Michael Brown was allegedly (as some news sources have reported) was going for Officer Wilson’s gun, the gun in question should have had the safety on. The ONLY time you remove the safety… is for a direct clear shot. I am not sure what other nonlethal weapons Officer Wilson had on him that day. Possibly a tazer gun, police baton or pepper spray?
Why did they leave his body in the street for four hours without letting a nurse even check if he was still breathing? So many questions and history keeps repeating itself.
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