Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown resigns

By all the evidence I have seen, Darren Wilson performed his job. He performed his job. Michael Brown stole cigars from a store, intimidating the clerk with his size. And when the officer pulled up, he knew he had been caught…even though officer Wilson did not immediately see the cigars, he soon realized that Brown was the thief. Here we have an officer with knowledge of a crime and the opportunity to catch the thief. He performed his job. Michael Brown struck him, and reached for his gun –it was evident that he was going to kill Darren Wilson. I am sure at this point, Wilson felt his life was in danger and the adrenaline kicked in.
I’ve not said anything up until now because the mix of emotions–I’ve lived through the Civil Rights riots of the 60s. And I also saw what happened to an innocent truck driver after the riots in L.A. He still has difficulties from the brain injury. I have seen prejudice towards black folks, and been treated both badly and treated well by black folks. It’s not the skin color so much as the personality behind it. And I don’t understand the hatred towards all whites, when time after time, there are white folk whom have tried to help. There are white folk that died trying to register black voters. White folks who were also beaten during the Civil Rights riots. And yet we’re all lumped together as if those white folks either don’t matter or it’s a bad case of denial. Where does Michael Brown’s responsibility lie in this? Where does his parents? His mother was arrested for robbery just recently. His stepfather was yelling for everyone to “burn this bitch down!!” “burn this motherfucker down!!” So they did. They burned it down. And when Michael Brown took those cigars without paying, he not only cheated the store owner, but the person making $8.50 an hour making those cigars. Because someone depends on another purchasing the goods that they make. And if Michael Brown had messed with a black person, would we know about it? I find it hard to believe with the aggression that I saw on the video that this is the first time Michael Brown had acted this way….and I wonder how many black folk he had previously intimidated and nobody said a word.

Global News

FERGUSON, Mo. – The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the U.S.

Darren Wilson, 28, has been on administrative leave since the shooting on Aug. 9. His resignation was announced Saturday by one of his attorneys, Neil Bruntrager. The resignation is effective immediately, Bruntrager said. He declined further immediate comment but said he would release more details Saturday night.

READ MORE: Ferguson highlights police should focus on defusing conflict: experts

The attorney for the Brown family, Benjamin Crump, did not immediately return phone and email messages seeking comment.

A grand jury spent more than three months reviewing evidence in the case before declining in November to issue any charges against Wilson. He told jurors that he feared…

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