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August 25, 2014

An American Tragedy: “Unarmed teenager gunned down by white policeman”

Photo of Michael Brown which was shown many times on TV

Photo of Michael Brown which has been shown many times on TV

The title of my blog post today is in quotes because these words were spoken a million times today as “unarmed teenager” Michael Brown was laid to rest, after being “gunned down” by a white policeman.  The date of his death was August 9th.  Michael Brown could not be laid to rest before now because three (or maybe four) autopsies had to be performed, and the rioting caused by his death had to be allowed to continue unabated.

This photo of Michael Brown was displayed in the church at his funeral

This photo of Michael Brown was displayed in the church at his funeral

The funeral of Michael Brown took place today in the “Friendly Temple” Baptist church in Ferguson, MO as 4,500 people attended, including many famous people, such as Snoop Dog and Spike Lee. President Obama skipped this important event, but sent THREE White House aids to represent him.

The eulogy was given by Al Sharpton, who wore a white suit.  Many people in the church were wearing red, including the mother of Michael Brown.  A man sitting beside her, chewing gum, was wearing a red shirt. 485 members of Michael Brown’s family were at the funeral.

I saw one photo taken at the funeral, which showed a man wearing a T-Shirt that said “No Justice, no Peace.”

All of this could have been avoided if Michael Brown had been trained, as a child, in how to avoid being gunned down by a white policeman.  The first thing that he should have been taught, by his parents, is that after you rob a store, you should not attract the attention of a police officer by walking down the double yellow line in the middle of a major street.  If a police officer orders you to get out of the middle of the street, you should not approach his police car and try to take his gun.

Of course, this advice applies to all criminals, regardless of age or color.  In fact, the best advice that I can give to potential criminals is to pay for small items in a store.  Then the police won’t be called and you won’t be gunned down by a white policeman.


  1. Yeah. All this says,is that black person was killed. Lets see . Black kid,white cop. Well there’s no oher explination. White cop shot a black youth. The cop had to have murdered him. Why? The kid was black. A little while back a white cop,shot a white kid. How come the media didn’t give that case much airtime? The kid was white. After IAD and local agencies finish their investigation, then put the cop on trial. If he’s found guilty,fine. Swift and severe punishment. If he’s found to be not guilty,then drop the whole thing. He ain’t even been to court yet. So who has the right to judge to just this cop? This will be another “boo hoo. The blacks are treated unfairly . Feel sorry for me. This crap all centers around “white guilt “. I don’t have any white guilt . My family never owned slaves. I’ve never treated a black person like they were subhuman . It’s tragic a life was taken. However I read something a while back. A teenager was shot and killed by a white cop. Why are we not hearing people scream and holler about that one? Because the kid was white. Here comes he white guilt. The blacks will go on about how they are taken advantage of. The black man has been held down by the white man. Black man has never had a chance to prosper like the white man has. Probably had Sharpton and Jackson at the protest faning the flames.

    Comment by Tim — August 26, 2014 @ 11:50 am

  2. Both, the white policeman and the coulored teenager, are the product of the American way of education, so at home by parents as at school by theachers. Furhtermore, the liberty for citizien to own guns and similar arms.shows to be harmfull, You, in USA, ought to overthink many matters.

    Comment by Wolf MURMELSTEIN — August 25, 2014 @ 12:32 pm

    • Do you mean that people, in the USA, ought NOT to overthink many matters?

      Comment by furtherglory — August 25, 2014 @ 12:57 pm

      • I interpret him as meaning “rethink” here.

        Comment by blake121666 — August 25, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

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