At 12:04 pm in Ferguson, Missouri; a police supervisor responded to the call of an assaulted fellow officer. When he arrived on the scene he observed a teenage African American body lying dead on the ground. The body that was seen lying on the ground belonged to Michael Brown, and unarmed teenager who was shot to death by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. The aforementioned events spawned a serious of both peaceful and violent protests through the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. As the event currently stands: the violent protests and various store lootings have ceased, and the peaceful protests and sit-ins have resumed. Reverend Al Sharpton has led peaceful protests and anti-police marches throughout the small town, all while continuing to impart his message of non-violence and peace to the community members. Those in positions of power over this situation need to realize that there will be no sense of justice among the African American community in Ferguson, until Darren Wilson is brought up on charges that accurately reflect the crime he committed. Darren Wilson needs to make a public statement before the media, in which he apologizes for his actions and accepts the full responsibility/penalty of the law. If this case isn’t handled with the right combination of urgency and tact, the public can expect the African American community to continue with the original protests. This tragedy has various similarities to the Trayvon Martin case: there were very few (if any) witnesses to the actual shooting, both instances involved an African American teen being shot by a “white” male, and in both events, the victim was unarmed.