Was Darren Wilson justified to shoot Michael Brown?
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I strongly believe that Officer Darren Wilson was justified to shoot Michael Brown. I further believe that the race of Michael Brown did not play a role in the shooting and therefore, did not affect the Officers judgement when deciding to pull the trigger.
Officer Darren Wilson was attacked by Michael Brown, while Wilson was still in his vehicle (Proven by facial injuries). Brown attempted to reach for Officer's firearm, which resulted in Brown getting shot in the hand (Proven by presence of gun powder of Brown's hands). After the first shot Brown ran away as Wilson pursued him (It was his job to do so). Brown turned around and started charging at the officer Wilson, who then fired multiple shots in order to stop Brown. Scratches present on Brown's face indicate that he was charging at the Officer. Scratches were created by his body's momentum when he fell to the ground.
Officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown as he was in fear for his life, as the suspect has already assaulted him as well as attempted to reach for his firearm. Wilson does not carry a taser and CS spray wouldn't do much good.
Officer Wilson was in fear for his life, and he neutralised the threat just like he was trained to do
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Vote Placed by Jupiter1 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro & Con- there is no way for any of us to know exactly what happened that day, but in the eyes of the legal system it was justified. You both seem to think how 'the situation should have handled', but unless either of you have any experience in law enforcement, this argument is very subjective. Thus, I will only award conduct and spelling points to Con.
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