August 13, 2014


Primarily white police force patrolling mainly black neighborhood, in a state in which black residents are 66% more likely to be picked up even though whites in the area are more likely to be found with contraband. The officer who shot Michael, who was unarmed and had his hands up--has not been identified or fired. So it's just business as usual--unless you say something by signing this petition asking for a thorough investigation. Something has to be done if the people whose job is to uphold our laws are breaking them. And murdering people.

"Dorian Johnson, Michael's good friend, experienced the entire police killing from just feet away.2 Detailing the police attack, Dorian reveals the officer's attack from start to finish, with the officer's first words to the teens, "get the f—k on the sidewalk." The officer's aggression escalated, and as Michael stood in the street with his hands in the air, the officer fired the fatal shots. Michael's last words were, "I don't have a gun, stop shooting!" He was set to start college just two days later."



"Every day, African American residents of Ferguson and Missouri face possible abuse and death at the hands of officers due to discriminatory policing tactics based on dehumanizing racial stereotypes. Exercise your authority to complete a rigorous investigation of the Ferguson Police Department's racially discriminatory policing, prosecute officers involved to the fullest extent of the law, and begin the firing process for all officers with a record of abuse."