So as many of you may have heard, Monday was declared "Darren Wilson Day" by the police union in Missouri. I honestly could not believe that this was not some sort of sick joke.
After all of the controversy that the shooting of Michael Brown has caused, why would anyone think that this is a good idea? Either the person or persons behind this are complete idiots or they are trying to stir the pot and incite more protests and violence on the streets to bump their arrest stats. Even if this shooting of an unarmed citizen was justified (which I personally don't think it was) why would this officer get his own "day" because of it?
The police are supposedly here to serve and protect us and this is just causing relations to further separate. Michael Brown was a person. A person. Whether he was guilty of a crime or not (and according to the store owner that he allegedly robbed it might not have even been him.)
Michael Brown had friends and family. They have feelings just as much as the rest of us and I'm sure this is just a slap in the face to them. Giving this officer his own day for killing someone is just ridiculous. Why would you celebrate the death of another human being? Do they not have any respect at all for human life? If this is the case, do we really want these people patrolling our streets? I definitely do not.
Police in our country need to be held accountable for their actions and actually show some sort of remorse when they feel it is necessary to take the life of another person for any reason. Celebrating what Darren Wilson did is just irresponsible, dangerous and just plain wrong. How many other officers will want their own day?
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