Whether or not a murdered Ferguson man was targeted for being a "snitch" in the Michael Brown affair, one thing is for certain: Many black witnesses to the teen's shooting were reluctant to give testimony for fear of community retribution.
After months of fomenting strife, hate, and unrest surrounding the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, the increasingly discredited establishment press — Time magazine, in particular, but others too — has taken it to the next level. On November 25, Time published an incendiary “opinion” piece headlined “Ferguson: In Defense of Rioting.” As the title suggests, the commentary defends the perpetration of violence following a grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Wilson on charges of murder and manslaughter. But the piece goes even beyond that, calling riots “necessary” to the “evolution” of society.
Following the announcement of the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, rioters in Ferguson, Missouri, burned mostly minority-owned businesses — all in the name of justice.
The church Michael Brown once attended was burned during the Monday Ferguson protests. Was the crime the handiwork of white supremacists, as the church's pastor suspects?
The Ferguson grand jury turned down all five potential charges brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, with none of them being persuasive enough to garner the nine votes necessary to indict him from the 12-member grand jury.