Frank Ocean Weighs in on Michael Brown and Ferguson, Missouri

Ferguson, Missouri has been the focal point this week after a police officer brutally shot Michael

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Ferguson, Missouri has been the focal point this week after a police officer brutally shot Michael Brown, an African American teenager who was unarmed. While the cop has yet to be identified, protests have been underway in the Ferguson community as well as cities around the country. Much of the uproar has also resulted in violent standoffs between community members and law enforcement. As of yesterday, Missouri governor Jay Nixon finally had a press conference where it was announced that the local Ferguson police department would be transferring power over to the state patrol. It was during that announcement, a controversial photo was taken at the press conference that prompted Frank Ocean to share some thoughts his Tumblr, see below.

You see that black woman standing up there? I wonder if she was called to stand behind the governor because she’s black. I wonder if i’m supposed to think Missouri’s gov’t is pro-black because of her being stood up there with those other black men being all black and everything. I wonder if she was off the clock while she stood up there. If she was off the clock..then i wonder if she was getting paid for her time off like the guy who shot Michael 8 times. What’s that guy’s name by the way?

*UPDATE* The cop has been identified as Darren Wilson.

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