Being gunned down is nothing new we hear about in today’s news, especially not from our own police protectors; but the reaction of the people on the Michael Brown case was different than all we have seen so far. It started with a peaceful protest, so that their anger could be heard and recognized, but ended in a turbulent riot. The riot went on for numerous days with police taking their weaponry over the top.
According to CNN’s guest, the main reason peace went to war was because the people that were protesting heard a gunshot from somewhere and then turned violent. Though this may be the main reason, there are more underlying issues that might have gone unseen such as: the predominant black neighborhood guarded by all white cops who don’t live there, the multiple shootings of unarmed black males, and an overly aggressive police force. They also feel that there is a reckless disregard for their well being as person because of how violent police are in Ferguson.
This could be solved three different ways. The first make being an officer a more rigorous task, than just a six-month course. Second make them wear a body camera like the Senator McCaskill stated. Lastly, hold the officers more accountable for their actions.
Ferguson shares correlation with the civil wars going on in the world, not so much in exact causes, but just the overall wanting to be heard. Also they share the brutality of officials towards their citizens.