One year ago today, Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darren Wilson in one of the most controversial cases of police/minority relations in recent memory. The event sparked protests in Brown’s hometown of Ferguson, Missouri and to this day still remains as a source of inspiration for those protesting some police’s handling of unarmed black men in America.
The jury for the trail of Officer Wilson did not convict him of any wrongdoing and today, many are both commemorating his life and countering the decision regarding his death. Hip Hop, as always during controversial moments in America’s history since its inception, decided to weigh in.
View numerous tweets about Mike Brown below:
— Power 105.1 (@Power1051) August 9, 2015
One year ago Mike Brown was murdered by Officer Darren Wilson, and the world hasn’t been the same since pic.twitter.com/OWWSXgVfME
— Jasiri X (@jasiri_x) August 9, 2015
Police Officers do not have the right to kill someone, “Guilty” or “Innocent”. — Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) August 9, 2015
— War Machine III (@TefPoe) August 9, 2015
Do remember. pic.twitter.com/nOjv7AFq3y
— CAPRICORN MC (@Cappadonna) August 9, 2015
A year ago today, Michael Brown was killed by the State and left on the ground for hours. As if he belonged to nobody. Let us never forget. — Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) August 9, 2015
— Bun B (@BunBTrillOG) August 9, 2015
1 YEAR AGO TODAY. May Our Young Brother Be Resting In Power. God Bless His Parents And Family.… https://t.co/bhNjrTOyZu
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 9, 2015
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) August 9, 2015