Who Killed Mike Brown? His name is… Officer Darren Wilson Ferguson County Police Chief Thomas Jackson released the name of the officer who killed Michael Brown August 9th, 2014 after days of declining to provide this information. He said the officer was receiving numerous death threats which make little sense if no one knew his name. If anyone had already knew the officer’s name it would have been divulged. Since the shooting officer Darren Wilson has been on administrative leave. Why is important for us to know the name of the person who killed and 18 year old unarmed black teen? It’s important to have transparency. It’s different when we don’t know who the perpetrator is but when there is absolute knowledge of who committed the act the information must be shared. There should be no obligation to protect the identity of someone who has killed a citizen. The fact that it was an officer of the law should not provide exemptions to the right of the family knowing first hand. The family has recently obtained the body of their son and is ordering for an independent autopsy along with requesting an autopsy by the FBI, so they are not solely reliant on the Ferguson County police findings. I was listening to News One Roland Martin and the families’ legal representative, Attorney Krump said after viewing Mike Brown’s body “that it was the worse police shooting he has ever seen” “Mike Brown was executed.” I can only imagine the heart break of viewing their beloved son’s body riddled with bullets and to not know the name of who did it, only added insult to injury. His name needed to be known by the general public to face his shame, to face the consequences of his actions in the public. His life was not endangered because Mike Brown and his witness had no weapons. For this officer to react so negligently and violently raises all types of red flags. Police Officers are enforcers of the law they are to serve and protect its citizens because they have the difficult duty of ensuring safety their judgment in matters of using deadly force must be SOUND. We entrust them to have the upmost integrity so when there are cops who go rogue and allows their power of authority to go to their heads it creates a flawed judicial system from the bottom up. Transparency is always the best route to go in matters of controversy otherwise the perception of corruption and cover up becomes the sentiment.
T. Nicole Taylor
T. Nicole Taylor is an author, blogger, community activist, 9 to 5 worker and full-time mom who want to help other single mothers heal and protect their kids from the effects of abandonment from their father. She also wants to help more men who are dads to realize the importance of their roles. With a strong urge to not fear their own inadequacies, because there is long lasting value in their time and care. As a testament of her own battles of being abandoned by an absent father, T. Nicole discovers ways in which she believes can help reduce the effects of abandonment and also increase the need for accountability. T. Nicole’s writing is provocative, thought provoking, and sometimes controversial. She is a writer who is not afraid to touch on the tough topics. I Want My Daddy…The Psychology of Abandonment is her first solo eBook. She has also co-authored a seductive and funny eBook, Soulful Vagina, with an incredible writing genius FBK aka Franki Johnnie whose done an interview on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. The duo was also on the Lincoln Ware Show on 1230 WDBZ the Buzz. T. Nicole Taylor is a native of Cincinnati, Oh. She has three beautiful kids and a dog. She has studied at the University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Science and graduated with honors with both an Associates in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies at Kaplan University.