Last Saturday (August 9) unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, 18, was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, St. Louis, Missouri. Since then riot police have confronted protesters in Ferguson with tear gas and rubber bullets.
As tensions rose during the week, the authorities were forced to reveal the name of the officer involved in the shooting (Darren Wilson), but then followed up with the random release of suspect video surveillance footage, allegedly showing Michael Brown robbing a convenience store minutes before he was shot dead.
Watch the beginnings of a police cover up.
Since the fatal shooting the police have been on a mission to tarnish the public’s perception of Michael, and their story surrounding his death keeps on conveniently changing.
I’m afraid that the fight for truth and justice is going to be a long and torturous one for Michael’s family.
Rest In Peace Michael Brown.