If Darren Wilson (the white Ferguson cop) is found to be guilty of killing unarmed Michael Brown, he deserves his just punishment......
......now with that being said, Michael Brown brought a lot of this on himself.
I have thought about this for the last few hours.....
Think of any town in America....if a white man is walking down the middle of the road obstructing traffic, would a cop pull him over ----- YES.
Do I believe Michael Brown angrily confronted the cop because he thought the cop knew about his strong-armed robbery ------ YES.
Do these incidents justify the cop killing him dead in the street ----- NO.
However, young black men have to understand that they cannot conduct themselves like clowns or thugs and expect a positive outcome when they come into contact with law enforcement.
If 100 young black men were asked if cops have it out for them, I would venture to say that at least 50% of them would say ----- YES.
With that being said, why in the hell would you do something that would place you in the attention of the people who you say have it in for you?
If Michael Brown was walking on the sidewalk or on the correct side of the road, there is a high likelihood that cop (who didn't know about the store robbery) would have driven right by him.
I am by NO MEANS CONDONING Brown's brutal murder; but we have to do a much better job of teaching OUR YOUNG BLACK MEN on how to conduct themselves like mature black men.
I have a 14-year old son; I constantly remind him of what society thinks of him and how it will likely be a lifelong quest for him to conduct himself in a way that debunks the stereotypes many have of him without even saying the first word to him.
If he carries himself foolishly in a situation/scenario....the outcome of that situation/scenario will also be foolish. There's simply no way a young black man can think he can act or carry himself foolishly in public and think he ain't gonna get checked by authorities.....NONE!!!
If you have young black sons, nephews, grandsons, etc ------ TALK TO THEM. Teach them how they need to conduct themselves in public. As I said before, IT DOES NOT CONDONE THE WHITE COP FOR GUNNING HIM DEAD IN THE STREET.....but when you have robbed a store and are walking in the middle of the street, blocking traffic in both directions (all within a matter of minutes) - you are inviting the police to check you.
In essence, we have to stop contributing to our own downfall.