The streets of Ferguson have calmed, children are heading back to school and residents are honoring Michael Brown’s family's wish for peace.
But now a legal battle looms over whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting and killing the unarmed teenager.
Chris Cuomo hosted a Facebook chat on Tuesday to address your questions on the case.
Here are some highlights:
Q: Imarah – Guilty or not guilty, Do you not think six shoots is way overboard and also why the head or a fatal shoot, do they not teach them in the police academy ways to injure or slow down without killing? I think it should be mandatory that all police officers wear cam for both our protection and theirs as it will enable better transparency. What do u think?
A: Chris Cuomo the number of shots is a tricky part of the analysis. it always is in cases like this. the primary analysis is whether shooting was necessary at all.
Q: Anna – If officer Wilson is charged with murder, who pays the legal fees?
Keith – The police union
A: Chris Cuomo or him personally or benefactors, not the taxpayer, because the crime would be seen as not in the line of expected duty
Q: Elisabeth – I don't agree with police killing an unarmed man....however, the boy is on camera committing a crime....
A: Chris Cuomo Elisabeth – this is a natural instinct that I think fails to be helpful here. And here is why: we do not know whether the officer was responding to the robbery, and it does not seem that he was. the past therefore is only relevant as a measure of potential reaction to the actual altercation and shooting that occurred.
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For a cigar we kill people? Where was the back up? Did he call in? It is hard for our cops but need more training. This stop was just for j-walking not the cigars.
the crime doesnt mean kill him ..neither does a suspect charging an officer without a weapon..this shooting was overkill..when do white people get shot down for the same crime and worse everyday...never