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Ferguson residents fear what happens if Officer Dan Wilson is not indicted

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As new evidence comes forward, there is concern regarding the outcome of a possible non-indictment. According to a report, the Michael Brown incident in Fergusson, Missouri triggered a national narrative that has started to unravel as new evidence comes forward.

Brown was reported by the media as an 18 year old who just graduated and was on his way to college Protests turned into riots, looting, and ill feelings between whites and blacks across the country. Once again, racism is used to justify the looting, and justice is demanded before fact finding and evidence can be gathered to show what happened.

According to WND, “along with exposure of the belligerent ‘gansta’ persona Brown had on social media, key witnesses upon whom the prosecution was relying to convince a grand jury to charge Officer Darren Wilson with murder are changing their stories as evidence emerges that the officer was attacked and severely beaten by Brown, who had marijuana in his system, only minutes after the teen robbed a convenience store.”

Dorian Johnson has also changed his story, admitting that Brown attacked and attempted to take the officer’s gun. Police report that at least 12 witnesses support Officer Wilson’s story that although Brown had his hands in the air, he was taunting the officer then charged him. Witnesses demanding justice on the other hand, saw Brown holding his arms in the air and say he was shot for no reason at all.

Yahoo news indicates there is fear of what may happen if Wilson is not charged – “Many residents who live in the Ferguson, eager to end the disruptions to their lives caused by protests and police presence, say they fear the community's anger will explode anew if Wilson isn't charged. ‘This officer has to be indicted. I'd hate to see what happens if he isn't. The rioting, the looting, man ...,’ said resident Larry Loveless, 29, as he stopped at the memorial for Brown where he was killed.”

Answers will not come soon, as a Federal investigation is also taking place. Regardless of the outcome, “many say they just hope the grand jury’s decision…has irrefutable facts to back it up.” Hopefully, justice will prevail.


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