Overlooking the cause of a disease and putting a bandaid over the wound does not heal the body of the disease. We cannot overlook 2 truths in the situation — Mike Brown would still be alive had he not been fatally shot and killed by officer Wilson. Mike Brown would also still be alive had he not disrespected the authority of the Ferguson police department when approached about being in the street, nor would he have been further pursued had he not fit the description of the suspect in the crime he committed before being found in the street.

I hope those that are set on teaching their sons that the system does not serve to protect them also teaches them that though this may be true, the best way to beat the system is to abide by it. If the laws don’t serve to protect you, it certainly doesn’t serve you to break them..this teaching too starts in the home.