At 12:01 p.m. on August 9, 2014, Officer Wilson drove up to Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, and ordered them to get out of the street and move onto the sidewalk. According to reports, a dispute between Brown and Wilson resulted in a physical confrontation, which began between Brown and Wilson through the window of the police vehicle. While still inside his police car, Wilson fired a single shot, after which Johnson and Brown ran. Wilson then exited his vehicle, fired at least six shots, several of which struck an unarmed Brown.
We caught up with Jonica ‘Blu’ Booth from the latest season of Bad Girls Club for her thoughts on the tragedy and here’s what she had to say:
“Through this tough time I would like to say although the family has buried Mike Brown today that does not mean we stop protesting and fighting for justice; it actually means we fight harder because there is a Mike Brown in every city. This isn’t the first incident where justice should be served but this is the last one where we as citizens will finally say enough is enough and stand for what we believe in. When I was in high school the police used excessive force on me had I been murdered then I wouldn’t have had the chance to be who I am today which is a college graduate, a mentor, and a role model so despite the negative traits are supposedly coming out about that Mike Brown he was stripped from the chance to make something of his self all because of Officer Wilson! I’m marching with the family of Mike Brown and my city with this one praying that justice will be served.”