A rose to commemorate Mike Brown that was carried by Melissa Miller, 20 from Ferguson
“I don’t feel like this has anything to do with race, it is about police abusing their power. Did you leave your tazer at home? Is that why you are shooting us? And if you have rubber bullets, why didn’t you use them on Mike? That would have taken him down just as well as a bullet.
When you don’t know history, you always repeat it. This is like the stuff that I have learned in history about what happened to our people. And to be living it again asks did it ever go away? It is really sad to be living what I learned.”
"Last night was a peaceful protest, but somehow these officers feel like they have to control what are doing peacefully and they moved in on us. They arrested me, put me to the ground and put these wire handcuffs on me. They took me to the command center up by the Target and let me sit in the van for at least two hours with some other guys that they arrested. I got out by about 4 this morning. I haven’t been home, I haven’t had a wink of sleep and I am not going anywhere. I am going to be here until I hear that word, ‘Guilty’."