FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The latest in the events marking a year since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (all times local):
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says a man who opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, is in “critical, unstable” condition after being struck when the officers returned fire.
Belmar said at a news conference early Monday morning that plainclothes officers had been tracking the man, who they believed was armed, during a protest marking the anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Belmar says the man approached the officers, who were in an unmarked police van, and opened fire. The officers returned fire from inside the vehicle. They then pursued the man on foot.
The chief says the man again fired on the officers. All four fired back.
The man was taken to a hospital, where Belmar said he was in surgery. The man was not immediately identified.
I’m praying this young man survives so he’s able to give his side of the story. Because there’s always 3 sides to a story. There’s his side, there side and somewhere in between the truth.
So I hope you pray as well we can’t take any more diversity at this point in time in America. Instead we should be seeing what can be done in regards to Social Reform.
We should want what’s best for all people and our concerns should reflect socially in areas that stick out the most, like Race Relations. There should be an all effort of groups who solidify and come together because of there Differences to protest the ugliness of “not working together as a community, get’s you”.
There use to be a point in time Police officers and Government officials were a Positive Pillar in our communities and in some places they still are. We have to take more accountability in knowing our right’s as Americans.
I can tell you why all of this happening like it is. Because we’ve gotten so blind to living under post 9/11 we don’t recognize the line that we’ve allowed them to cross in the handling of our human rights. So we have remind Government and Law officials it is us the American people you serve, not the other way around. This sense of entitlement came with corruption in our local city and state governance.
As of now were still receiving details of what happened, so not everything is clear on our end as to what has transpired. Keep this young man and anyone else who was injured in your prayers.
Let’s pray that we as American’s can come together and do better then this, some of the decisions we make can ttribute to the down fall or success of our Country. If this young man was at fault he’ll have to take responsibility for his actions and vice versa if it was the cops who were. Stay Tuned!