Everybody and his brother and sister is going to suggest fixes for Ferguson, Missouri, and for that matter this entire holy land in the wake of the scuffle, shooting, killing, riots, investigation, grand jury decision, and riots redux of the last four months there.
Only one needs to be implemented. I’ll reveal it at the end of this post.
Unless that someone else is an unarmed black kid who reminds me of Hulk Hogan.
What did Darren Wilson see when he looked at Michael Brown that August afternoon in Ferguson?
“… [I]t looks like a demon…” that kicked up… “a cloud of dust behind him…” as he ran from Wilson’s police cruiser. This demon then stopped fleeing and “… turns, and when he looked at me, he made like a grunting, like aggravated sound and he starts, he turns and he’s coming back towards me.”
Wilson began unloading his revolver in the direction of this grunting demon. He fired and fired and fired some more yet the demon kept coming at him. Wilson had no idea how many times he shot Michael Brown. “I just know I shot it,” he told the grand jury.
He shot it.
What did Darren Wilson not see that afternoon in Ferguson when he took the life of Michael Brown?
A human being.
Here’s what needs to be done:
It should be the priority of every law enforcement agency in the nation to make sure each and every one of its officers sees young black males as human beings.