The dramatic exchange between a Michael Brown protester and a veteran cop from Ferguson, Missouri, has just been revealed in photos. The confrontation took place on the second night of the riots last week, which were spurred by the grand jury’s decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson.
Officer Greg Casem lost his cool when he saw a young man in his 20’s participating in the destruction of the town both had grown up in. “I’ve known you for a long time bro… 25 years I’ve been here. Twenty five years!” implored Casem.
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“You’re killing us! We’re not killing y’all, so stop killing us!” yelled the protester. “I’ve known you for a long time bro. A long time. Since you were this big,” responded Casem, moving his hand to waist height.
In response to the grand jury decision, protesters ravaged most, if not all, of the historic downtown Ferguson district. During a night of shear mayhem, they burned more than one dozen buildings, torched a police car and smashed the windows of City Hall. It was after all of this violence that Casem’s confrontation with one protesters in particular occurred.
“Look at that, look at that!” yelled Casem, referring to the carnage unfolding before their eyes. “How you guna help? How you guna help?” the protester screamed in his face. “How are these families guna eat? How are they guna get their diapers?” said Casem, close to tears.
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These polarizing photographs shed light on how difficult it has been for the Ferguson police officers to watch their own town burn – a topic which is rarely discussed in the media. Share this article to expose the destruction being wrought at the hands of the violent Ferguson race rioters.