Let me recap what happened 1 month ago in #Ferguson lest anyone forget:
1) People witnessed Ofc. Darren Wilson shoot #MikeBrown multiple times and even blow his brains out at close range even though Mike Brown had his hands up.
2) Ofc. Darren Wilson never called in to report the shooting nor did he call for an ambulance.
3) Mike Brown lay uncovered in the middle of the street in full view of residents for quite some time.
4) Mike Brown’s body was loaded into the back of an unmarked black SUV
5) Ferguson PD never called the shooting into St Louis Dispatch. They only requested backup for crowd control because residents reacted with outrage to the unfolding situation
6) When police backup arrived, they came carrying assault rifles.
7) After washing Mike Brown’s blood off the street, a memorial sprang up at the site with residents placing candles and flowers at the spot where he died
8) Police rolled over the memorial and the lit candles with their vehicles. Outraged residents blocked the street to block anymore cop cars from entering the neighborhood
9) Police responded by bringing German Shepherds and an armored vehicle.
10) Photos of the standoff between police with German shepherds barking at unarmed but defiant citizens began making rounds on the internet as residents posted the events on twitter in real time
11) Residents refused to back down and police eventually retreated from the neighborhood. That was just DAY ONE.
#policethepolice #handsup #dontshoot