These are the facts:
Michael Brown is dead and Darren Wilson, the man who shot him, has been acquitted by a jury.
The public seems to have latched onto this, interpreting the court’s decision as being not only evident of Wilson’s “innocence” but Brown’s guilt.
But guilt over what?
The past days have seen a reversal of public opinion on Michael Brown, with many online posting gifs of the alleged petty theft he committed shortly before his death. Captions have included statements like “a reminder of who Michael Brown really was” and comments as to his size and stature.
Readers, am I the only one who doesn’t think Michael Brown should be tried over how tall he was? Continue reading