The lack of regard and respect given to the family and memory of teenager Mike Brown, who was murdered by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, has been nothing short of disgusting….and it appears that the disrespect is continuing to get worse.
via Breaking Brown
As if Michael Brown’s killing at the hands of a police officer weren’t tragic enough, new reports have drawn attention to the continued indignities inflicted upon mourners by Ferguson police.
Police not only gunned down an unarmed teenager, but they also disrespected the makeshift memorial for the teen on more than one occasion.
MotherJones reports that after Michael Brown’s mother and others left flowers at the memorial, Ferguson police drove over them:
Missouri state Rep. Sharon Pace, whose district includes the neighborhood where the shooting occurred, told me she went to the scene that afternoon to comfort the parents, who were blocked by police from approaching their son’s body. Pace purchased some tea lights for the family, and around 7 p.m. she joined Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, and others as they placed the candles and sprinkled flowers on the ground where Brown had died. “They spelled out his initials with rose petals over the bloodstains,” Pace recalled.
By then, police had prohibited all vehicles from entering Canfield Drive except for their own. Soon the candles and flowers had been smashed, after police drove over them. Police also allowed a dog to urinate on the memorial, according to the report:
Several officers emerged with dogs. What happened next, according to several sources, was emblematic of what has inflamed the city of Ferguson, Missouri, ever since the unarmed 18-year-old was gunned down: An officer on the street let the dog he was controlling urinate on the memorial site.
So the Ferguson police department wants the community to remain peaceful and “wait for the investigation to play out”…..but their officers are allowed to get away with ish like THIS???? We think not. #JusticeForMikeBrown #NoJusticeNoPeace