as im sure most of you have heard of the situation in St Louis/Ferguson MO where an innocent unarmed 18 y/old african american man was shot in the back by a policeman while he was running away. rumors so far say that MB and his friend were walking in the middle of the street. the patrolman approached them telling them to get out of the street. this is where the story gets fuzzy, but somehow the cop had MB in the back of his patrol car, for what we have no idea. i can only speculate that MB and his friend must have been defiant to the cops orders and said something the cop did not like. so now the cop and MB are both in the back of the patrol car and an scuffle ensues. one shot was fired inside the patrol car, but nobody was hit. they fight a bit and then MB gets out of the patrol car and starts to run away. at this time the cop grabs his pistol, takes aim at MBs back, and kills him. he then calls the shooting in to his dispatch and they leave the dead kid in the middle of the street for 4 hours... so some rioting and looting follows. a small convenient store was burned down and other random businesses looted. both of which the family of MB are begging to stop. IMO this is just another case of the police abusing their power and it leads to a dead kid. of whom was very good kid. the frustration of harassment and disrespect boils over in the community and bad shit happens. i am not condoning the rioting/looting in any way, but people can only be pushed so far. its amazing to me how all of the white people around me (and i am white) only want to talk about how horrible the rioting/looting is, but not about how this innocent and unarmed young man was killed. i hear shit like "its just terrible what THOSE people are doing"... when it should be "its just terrible how the police treat people and conduct themselves". there are rumors that this whole altercation is on film. im sure the facts will come out at some point. i keep wondering why the cop felt he had the right to shoot MB in the back. cop tells them to get out of the street. they say "fuck you" due to how they have been treated by cops their whole lives. cop gets out and forces MB into the back of his cruiser. MB fights back, cap grabs gun and shoots and misses, then MB tries to run away and is killed. why was he forced into the car? why didnt the cop do his job properly and apprehend MB. chase him down, taze him, mace him? anything but fucking kill him. these fucking cops have been given the right to kill. this swine needs to be locked up. if it was a white person this cop would already be in jail. your thoughts?