Police Who Killed An Unarmed Teenager In Fatal Shooting Won’t Be Charged, Public Erupted In Violence

On August 9 during a fatal shooting, 28-year-old Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson killed an 18-year-old unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown. A killing charge was submitted against that police officer. But lately, a grand jury has dismissed the case by declaring that Wilson will not be charged for killing that teenager in that fatal shooting.


Darren Wilson

Since the death of Brown, the entire situation was untamed. As a killing charge was submitted against the police officer Wilson, Brown’s family as well as general people had been expecting that Wilson will be found guilty and hence, he will be punished.

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

For more than past three months, the grand jury — made up of seven men and five women, nine white and three black — heard evidence into the shooting. The jury met 25 times and heard from 60 witnesses. They considered charges ranging from first-degree murder to involuntary manslaughter.

18-year-old Teenager Michael Brown

18-year-old Teenager Michael Brown

Some witnesses said, “Mr. Brown had his hands in the air and was not moving toward the officer when he was shot.” And some other witnesses said, “Mr. Brown did not raise his hands at all or that he raised them briefly and then dropped them and then turned toward Officer Wilson, who then fired several rounds.”

Teenager Michael Brown

Teenager Michael Brown

In a criminal trial, jurors must decide whether a crime has been committed beyond a reasonable doubt. But here, those jurors needed only to feel there was probable cause that Wilson had committed a crime.

Lesley McSpadden
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