More than a week ago a young man lost his life, shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson:
His mother, Lesley McSpadden, said the shooting took place as her son was walking to his grandmother’s residence.
Piaget Crenshaw, 19, said she was waiting for a ride to work when she saw a police officer attempting to place Brown in the squad car.
She then said she saw the teen, hands in the air, attempt to flee. Several shots hit Brown as he ran, Crenshaw said. She complied with a request that she give photos of the scene to authorities. (stltoday)
In selecting this subject for the poll this week my hope is to gauge reader sentiment.
The first question this week is:
Which of the following do you think happened in Ferguson MO on Saturday Aug 9th?
- Michael Brown, an innocent unarmed teenager; was murdered by Ferguson PO Darren Wilson.
- Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, forcefully stole cigars from a convenience store a half mile away; was killed by Ferguson PO Darren Wilson who used excessive force
- Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, forcefully stole cigars from a convenience store a half mile away; was killed by Ferguson PO Darren Wilson who used appropriate force
- Unsure/No Opinion
Note that the above will be presented in random order in the poll in the upper right sidebar on the desktop layout.
The second question is: Which two of the following officials has displayed the BEST leadership regarding Ferguson? (PICK 2) See poll for list, they’ll also be presented in a random order.
Please discuss in the comments below.
— Steve Patterson