On August 9th 2014 28 year old Officer Darren Wilson responded to a robbery

On august 9th 2014 28 year old officer darren wilson

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On August 9th, 2014 28-year old Officer Darren Wilson responded to a robbery call in Ferguson, Missouri. Officer Wilson tried to question Micheal Brown and they got into a struggle. During the struggle Micheal Brown tried to get Officer Darren Wilson’s gun and officer's firearm went off hitting Micheal. Brown began to run away and Officer Wilson chased him, shooting Brown when he turned around. According to an eye-witness Brown had his hands in the air and was
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surrendering to the officer. Brown was shot at least 6 times in the front and at least twice in the head. A few months after the shooting, in November of 2015, Darren Wilson was found not guilty claiming the shooting itself was self-defense. During the memorial service, tensions were high and continued to grow when a police officer let his dog urinate on the memorial and the memorial itself was run over by cop cars. It was during the candle-light service that the first riot started and was not dispersed until around 2:00 am the next day. These events lead to three waves of protests in the neighborhood: the first when Micheal Brown was shot, the second when officer Darren Wilson was not indicted, and the third at the one-year anniversary of the shooting. Due to the protests the DOJ began and investigation into the police department in Ferguson and in March of 2015 had determined that the police department had participated in misconduct against the citizens of Ferguson. The macro-sociological perspective is the overall change in society this event brings. The Ferguson case lead to many changes among police and politics including the calling of 5 town meetings, 3200 people registering to vote after the shooting, and the changing of the police chief for the area. The micro-sociological perspective is where an event changes how people interact with each other on a small scale. The shooting changed how many people within the community where Micheal Brown was shot view the police force. If they were a help against the danger or danger themselves. Following this event for over a year were protests, the people themselves wanting to let themselves be known.
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  • Spring '14
  • KarenJennison
  • Michael Brown, officer wilson

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