Chief Keef music has become the soundtrack for the growing movement on injustice against people of color.
Protesters organized a four-day demonstration in St. Louis calling for an end of police brutality and justice for college bound teen Mike Brown. A full blown out concert occurred Saturday with Sosa’s “I Don’t Like” being among the tracks streamed to an amped crowd.
The community is also outrage by the recent shooting death of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers at the hands of an off-duty St. Louis police officer. Myers was reported to have been shot just minutes after purchasing a sandwich. Myers’ shooting occurred about 15 miles from Ferguson, MO.
Myers’ death sparked outrage amongst hundreds of protesters in the Shaw neighborhood. The demonstrators took to the streets in a face off against the police and even burned the American flag.
It has been over two months since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Brown. Officer Darren Wilson remains in hiding on paid leave as a grand jury decides whether he will be indicted for killing Brown.
Brown, affectionately known by family and friends as Mike Mike, was unarmed when he was gunned down in a hail of bullets.
An independent autopsy report requested by the Brown family reveals Brown was shot six times, including twice in the head.
Brown was also shot four times in his right arm. Brown’s gunshot wounds were in the front of his body, silencing all speculation he was shot in the back by officer Darren Wilson.
The private autopsy report was conducted by famed pathologist Michael Baden.
This is one of three autopsy reports to be conducted. Attorney General Eric Holder authorized an additional autopsy by the Justice Department at the request of the Brown family.
Reports conflict on what led to Brown’s shooting death.
Ferguson police are alleging Brown struggle with the officer over his gun.
A male eyewitness provided first-hand account on the deadly police shooting that claimed Brown’s life.
“He [the police officer] kicked the door open, tried to hit [Mike Brown] with the door,” the eyewitness explained. “The door flew back, hit his leg. He pulled his gun out, shot inside the car… tried to hit him. He got out his car. Dude [Mike Brown] on his knees like this like ‘Bruh don’t shoot me.’ Dude shot him dead in the head. Then walked up to his body, shot him four more times. Looked at his eyes, paused for a min, shot him four more times.
The eyewitness alleged Brown didn’t run from the police.
“Motherf*ckers talking about he running from the police,” he explained. “For one, his shorts way down here. He got on flip-flops. How the f-ck he running from the police? Ferguson market up here. They talking about he stole some rellos.”
Piaget Crenshaw, 19, reportedly told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch she saw a police officer attempting to place Brown in the squad car around 2 p.m. Brown was allegedly shot as he attempted to flee from the officer.
Photos of Brown’s lifeless body lying in the street soon flooded social media.
Brown’s parents were distraught by their son’s tragic passing.
“…You don’t do a dog like that,” Brown’s mother Lesley Mcspadden told KMOV. “You didn’t have to shoot him eight times. If he was doing something to you, and you was trying to stop him, where do the police shoot you? In the leg. You just shot all through my baby body.”
Brown’s stepfather Louis Head was photoed holding a placard, reading, “Ferguson Police Just Executed My Unarmed Son!!!”
Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson told KMOV he was walking from a convenience store with the victim when they were confronted by the officer. The young men allegedly ignored the officer when told to get out of the street.
“He wasn’t causing any harm to nobody,” Johnson said. “We had no weapons on us at all.”
Johnson told St. Louis Fox 2 the officer reached his arm out of his window and grabbed the neck of Brown in an attempt to pull him in the squad car.
Johnson went on to describe the deadly shooting of Brown.
“He [the officer] shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turn around and put his hands in the air,” Johnson told KMOV. “He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots.”
Brown was a 2014 Normandy High School graduate and scheduled to begin classes at Vatterot College.
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