Dorian Johnson, the friend of Michael Brown who assisted in the strong-arm robbery of a convenience store before being stopped by Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, just got some welcome news. After searching for a job, he has found work. The young father has been hired by the city of St. Louis in a temporary position which pays about $8.50 an hour.
Johnson is largely credited with sparking the “hands up, don’t shoot” mantra which has accompanied the Michael Brown protests, as he originally told authorities that Brown had his hands raised in surrender when he was fatally shot. That story was later discredited by a number of other witnesses and forensic evidence which proved otherwise.