The death of Michael Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson sparked a racially charged controversy that we haven’t seen in at least a decade.
We all know the story by now. Mike Brown, an African-American teen, robbed a convenience store and then ran into Officer Wilson on the street. Brown then resisted Wilson’s orders, grabbed his gun, and was eventually shot and killed by the officer while charging at him full speed preparing to tackle him.
The media immediately dumped gasoline on the fire and people like Al Sharpton instigated and encouraged race riots and lawlessness that devastated the surrounding community and the country.
Pitting people against each other is of course what the left does best.