The revelations from Darren Wilson’s piece in the New Yorker are sending the Twitter-verse participants into a frenzy on Monday, Aug. 3. In a profile titled The Cop, the subtitle of the New Yorker article explains how the non-indictment of Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown has had a lasting effect upon those in Missouri and around the world who felt Darren should’ve received some sort of punishment.
“Darren Wilson was not indicted for shooting Michael Brown. Many people in Ferguson question whether justice was done.”
As reported by Twitter, the police officer’s name is currently a trending topic, with revelations about how those who supported Darren gave him and his family nearly $500,000 in the wake of the tragedy, sending shockwaves through social media.
“Supporters raised nearly half a million dollars on behalf of the Wilsons, allowing them to move, buy the new house, and pay their legal expenses.”
The 29-year-old Wilson started getting death threats after shooting and killing 18-year-old Brown.
As reported by the Inquisitr, the interaction between Brown and Wilson was rife with controversy and conflicting reports from the beginning. Three autopsies were performed on Michael and all three were consistent in stating that Brown had close range gunshot wounds. Certain witnesses reported that Wilson shot Brown while he ran away. Conflicting testimonies said Brown paused near the intersection of Canfield and Copper Creek – some stated Michael’s hands were raised, while others said his hands weren’t raised.
Many folks are tweeting about not reading the New Yorker profile of Darren — either out of anger, unfairness or other emotions — and there exist Twitter tweets urging others to boycott the reading of the New Yorker piece.
All in all, the compelling profile of Wilson is lengthy and a fascinating peek into how Darren is living these days: namely, in the nondescript house at the end of a dead end road. Darren’s existence sounds like one of a person existing in a witness protection program.
The strange photo of Wilson accompanying the New Yorker piece shows the man looking down and to the right, with a close-cropped haircut. Also shocking are the revelations contained throughout the article, chiefly the fact that Darren hasn’t boned up on a racism report that could’ve shed light on his actions and reactions to the melee.
Wilson hasn’t read the Justice Department’s report on systemic racism in Ferguson. “I’m not going to keep living in the past,” he said.
(Photo by St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office via Getty Images)