The Ferguson saga continues as Darren Wilson’s lawyer has recently announced that Wilson has officially resigned from the Ferguson Police department. It kind of looked like he was forced which is alarming to me because how could he have hoped to continue to be a police officer in the Ferguson community?
In an official statement he says, he hoped that he would have continued to do police work, the question is why? and in what capacity? His statement:
“I have been told that my continued employment may put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk, which is a circumstance that I cannot allow,”
“It was my hope to continue in police work, but the safety of other police officers and the community are of paramount importance to me. It is my hope that my resignation will allow the community to heal,”
The reason Darren had hope was because he really does believe that he did nothing wrong the day he killed Michael Brown, and that despite everything that has happened since that day, eventually everyone would accept his side of the story.
In our opinion Darren has said nothing right since he shot Michael Brown, he doesn’t have enough compassion, he shows no remorse, and now it seems as if initially he had no sensitivity to the gravity of what Ferguson has gone through as a community.
Why would you need to be told?
As a police officer we understand the need to turn off compassion and emotion when dealing with life or death situations but what happens when it is all over? Can a person remain so rigid after all that has happened in that community and in our country.
Al Sharpton made it very clear that “We were not after Wilson’s job,” “We were after Michael Brown’s justice.” But lets be real, in getting justice for Michael Brown things cannot remain the same and that includes Wilson remaining employed and doing police work.
Is it just me, or wasn’t resignation kind of obvious?