Peace for friend and foe

mai abdul rahman                           August 20, 2014

People hold signs as they attend a vigil to honor Michael Brown At a vigil to honor Michael Brown two young women held signs that read: “who do you protect? Who do you serve?” and “We want Justice for this, we seek no more.”

Ferguson is located in the northern part of the St Louis County, MO. The Ferguson police department of 53 officers serves a population of just 21,000. Ferguson’s police citizen ratio is four times the national average (1 police officer for every 396.2 citizens vs.1 officer for 1000 citizens). 

On August 9th, Michael Brown a recent high school graduate, who was days away from attending his college of choice was shot six times (twice in the head) by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Brown was unarmed, and until that fateful day he did not have a police record. 

Brown’s death…

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