After reading the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart’s piece ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ was built on a lie and the DOJ‘s report on the shooting of Michael ‘Mike’ Brown, I found myself asking the question; Did Darren Wilson deserve to lose his job?
Yes, I know Wilson technically resigned from the Ferguson Police Dept, but I think it’s safe to say that he had no other choice after all the protest. And, no this is not meant to make the comparison between Brown being dead and Wilson no longer having a job.
This is about a false narrative that spurred on a movement (#BlackLivesMatter), a movement that has purpose, but as Capehart points out a movement that started out with “an inappropriate symbol”.
And if Mike Brown is “an inappropriate symbol”, is it right to continue to vilify Wilson and refer to him as someone who, “crawled from under a rock….”?
We need to do better and not jump to conclusions without all the evidence first. If we continue to push these false narratives, we will only destroy our credibility.
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!