As a mother and a parent I watch the events Micheal Brown with amazed horror. My inclination to speak the truth and say well Michael Brown was not a nice guy competes with my guilt that by saying this I may jinx my kids to death or some act that would make me so upset and dejected surrounding the events of my children so on and twitterverse I just bite bite my tongue.
However as an African American and a person who cares about my race am proud of the great parts of being black and love the black community I feel that I must speak for the greater good. I’m not calling any names but to batter, steal, and smoke weed is not the purpose of black people. When I look at the incidents in Ferguson surrounding who the protests are about someone on video beating an old man and stealing. I am a lot disgusted. Not only am I disgusted but it makes me question the whole civil rights history of blacks and I don’t like doing that. Were the males of the past that are lauded as heros essentially bad people becomes my question? I understand from past readings that in the south when they organized and chose an icon they chose very very carefully. What was the reputation of the person who would be the test case? Were they good? Were they smart? Were they clean?
There is something a little belle curvish about the protests surrounding Michael Brown. Are black people incapable of logically seeing that Brown was a criminal too. Instead of burning down a store, Can they see that this kid had problems? No he did not deserve to die. No one does.
As I’m writing this I am gaining what writers get “catharsis” but I’m wondering what was the reputation of the officer? Did he have a history of police brutality? So I google it and read the New York Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/18/us/ferguson-case-officer-is-said-to-cite-struggle.html?_r=0) that states that it is alleged that Wilson pulled Michael Brown into the car and attacked him which seems plausible to me. Was Officer really officer friendly did he hear that Michael Brown had battered, stolen from and harassed a store owner and just wanted to beat him up like any nice guy would and forgot that he was a police officer and it went too far.This could be an answer.
Or could it be that Michael Brown was on a drug fueled rampage that caused him to steal cigars, batter the store owner, and swagger in the middle of the street, and attack an officer we don’t know.
There is a thread that’s never been explored and that is the relationship his mother has was a presidential staffer. Of course Brown told the world his mom was friends with a presidential staffer. He was just that type of guy. Could he have been targeted and killed for that? Did he rob and fight the police officer because he thought he was an untouchable my mom is obviously friends with a presidential staffer judging by the posthumous reaction of the masses probably assisted by the CIA to bring discord to Ferguson, MO for a person of questionable character. Eric Holder did you smoke pot before getting on a plane and making this GUY your issue or did the president of the United Stated demand you go to Ferguson because of friendship. Michael Brown did not deserve to die, but Mr. Attorney General going to Ferguson does not put you in the same category as your wifes sister. Was she a criminal? Did she have a record like it’s whispered Michael Brown had? Was she a thief? Do these questions make you mad for me to suggest these things about your dear sister in law? Well when you do not carefully choose people to represent the “MOVEMENT” and it’s always a movement this is what it turns in to. It turns all of the past civil rights work to dust because people wonder “is this what black people are about?” beating and stealing from shop owners?
Finally, I could not say all what I’ve said above without saying the following. It is not OK to be a bad egg. This is what kids need to know. This is what kids need to hear. It is not OK. It’s not OK to disrespect women and just do bad things. There was a white man in NYC shot for fighting the police just for fighting the police he’s dead. Everyone has moved on. I just don’t understand why blacks want to continually rerun the past. I understand that there are lots of black males in jail. I understand that a man was choked to death in NYC for no reason, a white cop in N.C. stopped a black man for a seat belt and just shot him. I understand THESE things but I don’t understand Micheal Brown. The only thing that justifies this reaction based on his character is that his mom is friends with a presidential staffer and that’s not a good enough reason for me.
I don’t even understand what’s happening with the mom. She’s taking pictures with some guy draped over him like Marilyn Monroe. Is this YOUR claim to fame your kid is dead and you are on the news. Going to Geneva, what do you say my kid robbed someone and the police shot him in the least it was self defense and at most the policeman was trying to seek vengeance for a man who came to the United States to pursue an american dream and was attacked by a 400 pound black guy over cigars not even food. “If that story is true”.
Your son is dead I understand that but did you ever take the time to teach him right from wrong. If he would have brought you a cigar would you have smoked it or read him the riot act about where the hell he got the cigars from? People you have to use moral principles to raise your children. “Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs