Following the shooting this afternoon of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a public that has grown tired of unarmed African-Americans being gunned down, either by police or citizens 'standing their ground,' took to Twitter to express their dismay at what seems to be an escalating trend.
Under the hashtag #Ferguson
Michael Brown, 18, was "a 2014 graduate of Normandy High School who was scheduled to begin classes at Vatterott College on Monday."
— Tim Carmody (@tcarmody) August 10, 2014
A young life gone supposedly over "stolen candy". To shoot anyone 10 times, just ridiculous! What happened to protect and serve? #Ferguson— Jessica Beard (@Run2Reign) August 10, 2014
America doesn't think we're human, the world doesn't think we're human, and cops don't get punished for killing us for no reason. #ferguson— GDLewis (@LewisGD) August 9, 2014
I see white people cuss police officers slam out and get "negotiated" with. Your black/brown ass try it, you're dead.
— Freckled Filth (@ImJustCeej) August 9, 2014
This after cops killed unarmed youth. RT @AntonioFrench: Police have brought out the large gear in #Ferguson. pic.twitter.com/Of0ILCeEPE
— folksy torture (@onekade) August 9, 2014
The only reason those cops haven't gone all Selma on the people in #Ferguson is because the cameras are rolling. That's it.
— r. (@PlayVicious) August 10, 2014
Unarmed. Shot 10 times. Waiting for police statement.
— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) August 9, 2014
— gabi (@gabra_cadabra) August 10, 2014
RT @QuiltingMuriel: This is not a "black" loss. This is a loss for America, and everyone should be concerned, outraged & involved. #Ferguson
— Tracie Thoms (@traciethoms) August 10, 2014
Teenager #MikeBrown won't start college on Monday because he was shot ten times by a #Ferguson police officer. pic.twitter.com/3Pewec9gob
— Governor Oopsies (@GovernorOopsies) August 10, 2014