The murder of Michael Brown an 18-year-old young man living in Ferguson, Missouri by a Police Officer named Darren Wilson is a tragedy seen more often than most want to believe. The officer’s reported story is that Michael Brown grabbed for his gun while witnesses…
The murder of Michael Brown an 18-year-old young man living in Ferguson, Missouri by a Police Officer named Darren Wilson is a tragedy seen more often than most want to believe. The officer’s reported story is that Michael Brown grabbed for his gun while witnesses state Michael was being pulled into the police vehicle by his head by the officer. The officer’s weapon discharged while Michael was attempting to free himself. Michael ran and the officer pursued on foot striking Michael with the first shot and proceeded to shoot Michael five more times standing over Michael for a total of six times. It’s reported that Michael surrendered after the first shot, but the officer did not show any mercy.
Many are asking why is this a civil rights issue just cause the officer is White, Caucasian. The reason it appears as a civil rights issue is because of the lack of mercy. The officer exceeded his duty to restrain the person he was pursuing. The officer used excessive force and reportedly stood over the body of Michael Brown and continued to discharge his gun into Michael after Michael was no longer a threat to his person. The officer was hired to serve and protect all persons. This is a part of the civil laws which give African-Americans the same rights as any other American. Law enforcement is hired to serve and protect. Serving by definition indicates a modicum of love, assistance, help, aid, obedience, reverence and respect of which Officer Wilson showed none.
The purpose of the civil rights bill passed in 1866 after the death of President Abraham Lincoln by congress was to grant slaves the same rights as every man in the United States. But the Vice President Andrew Johnson who took over the office of President upon the assassination of President Lincoln, vetoed the bill but Congress got the bill passed anyway.
The civil rights law of 1866 is essentially an extension of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln declaring all African-Americans free. President Lincoln freed the slaves to increase the numbers on the front line to fight the war. Although Lincoln declared all men free the states also had to comply. This proclamation was also dependent on winning the war against the south, the Confederate Army. It was the North, the Union Army against the south. But President Lincoln’s Proclamation insisted that the states which are a part of the United States which would make the states beholden to the Emancipation Proclamation and enforcing it within the states.
The Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln states all slaves which reside within the United States of America are freed from slavery, which is a form of imprisonment without cause, forced to labor without payment for work completed. The Emancipation Proclamation provides for freedom, fair wages, right to defend self, liberty and requires the government and military of present to defend the civil, peaceful, rights of these newly declared Americans.
Now, the Civil Rights Bill of 1866 passed by Congress states the African-American freed persons now have the right to make contracts, to sue in a legal court of law for transgressions against them, their person or property like any other American. It goes on further to state all freed men can also appear as a witness in court, own private property and that any person born on the lands of the United States is now a legal citizen of the United States without regard to race, color or previous conditions with regards to slavery or any form of indentured servitude, slavery.
So, when people in America speak out and ask “Why is it not a civil right violation when a black man shoots another black man or a black man shoots a white man?”, we must remember, that it was common place to shackle non-white men and women forcing them to work to make the white person wealthy. It was common place to mutilate and kill African-Americans for the purpose of instilling fear into other African-Americans. It was common place to kill African-Americans because of the color of their skin.
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