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Fergunson by visaga Fergunson by visaga
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EDIT: Some of the commenters seem to be missing the point I'm trying to get across. I drew about the violence against protesters, not the Mike Brown case. Reminded me of the Tiananmen Square incident so I felt an urge to draw about it, regretting my decision to post already.
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SilverFickle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice title..
tragic, beautiful art. The smoky gun holder is awesome.

I also hope things will be better for them soon.
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umatbru Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Fergunson? don't you mean ferguson?
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visaga Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes "gun" son, get it? ahahahaha .. ok nevermind
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FallingGlitter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student
I really like this piece, it's really moving.

I feel I shouldn't really take sides, but in my opinion he shouldn't have died.

I mean, if he was threatening, did he have a weapon?
Were you in fret of your life, so that gave you the right to shoot him?
Are you proud to wear your uniform, knowing you just starting an uproar?
What ever happened to " You should be considered innocent until it can be proved that you are guilty. If you are accused of a crime, you should always have the right to defend yourself. Nobody has the right to condemn you and punish you for something you have not done."
If he did rob the store, If he did attack you, I can think of many different ways to get him to stop without bloodshed, why did you think it was necessary to kill a young man who was guilty of something that could be resolved in court? 


I feel those questions should be asked to the officer who shot him. 

I hope the officer realizes he in now a murderer, and will forever have a young boy's blood on his hands that will never be removed, but shall forever stain his hands.

I feel humanity has failed when we have to protest about  this telling why this is wrong.

No one should be given the right to kill, from police officer, to a normal person, to any human being on earth.

But to in order justice or peace, it seems we have to kill off the evil or something.

This makes me very upset and I'm trying not to take sides, but this is clearly messed up.
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brechdaslicht Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hadn't heard of the Ferguson incident until now. I just wanted to tell you that here in Athens, Greece, about 6 years ago, a police officer shot a 16 year old (or maybe 17?) for no apparent reason. There was some sort of commotion downtown and eyewitnesses said that the boy was simply hanging out with a couple of friends doing nothing and the police officer turned up out of the blue and started shouting at him because he thought he was involved and then he shot him. He died immediately. The policeman of course denied shooting him (he said he fired a warning shot towards the sky -bear with me here- and the bullet actually fell to the floor, bounced up and pierced the boy's heart) but it was later proved he shot him. While the investigation was still going on, he was free to roam around and serve in the police force.
To this day people still talk about it and protest on the anniversary of his death. That's really strange though because far worse things happen every single day. 
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true...
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tika88ful Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, by reading the comments makes me sad by how you're getting beat down by your own opinion.
I'm sorry for all the hate comments :c
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Stormangel13 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2014   General Artist
Actually it was not for lack of reason. I live in the state this happened he ROBBED a store convience and brutally attacked the cop the guy almost lost an eye. The scumbag known as micheal brown was walking in the street obstructing traffic when he and his friend were asked to move out of the street by the officer. They in return responded by attacking him and rushing his vehicle and trying to take his gun. You don't sound like a gossiping housewife you sound ignorant, oblivious, and are uninformed. The riots have destroyed business and lives. If you really thought speaking out against racism your are not speaking out against.  Yuou are making things worse by putting a false skew on it with no real information or deliberately disseminating the wrong information. You talk about checking it on google, how about you actaully do that yourself since it is obivious by your biased opinion you did not. This garbage of he was doing nothing wrong is false and untrue.
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The-Booboochus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to be rude, but I couldn't help but add in my two cents. You see, I don't entirely believe that Mike was innocent, but I wasn't there.

There are too many people on either side claiming a story, so we don't know which is true.

However, responding so rudely wasn't necessary. I can see how this would anger you- I don't even agree that the police are now being treated more and more like scrum, but still. There are many sources out there claiming different things, so unless you witnessed it yourself, I'm afraid it's very hard to take your word.

(But I only responded because I'm not the only one who isn't looking at it like Mike was innocent.)
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Stormangel13 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   General Artist
I responded rude, because I am sick of hearing about living here where it happened. You realize the only reason you heard anything was the guy was black. Had it been a black cop shooting a black thug or white on white you would of heard nothing. It is rasicm running rampant because if the media was going to actually be impartial and not put their spin on it. The wouldn't have even reported the skin color.

Even if the guy was innocent the riots that broke out and still are breaking out though not nearly as bad. Involving looting, destruction and utter choas are not warranted. Her comparing this Tiananmen Square really? A protest that was started originally over mourning a man they viewed as democratic and helping the people. It is not even remotely the same.

(Thank you for not just believing he was innocent)
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