The World According to Officer Darren Wilson

Dennis Loo | November 25, 2014

Officer Wilson, why did you shoot and kill Michael Brown, when he had his hands up and was telling you he gives up, why did you have to shoot him six times?

“The only way I can describe it, it looks like a demon, that’s how angry he looked. He comes back towards me again with his hands up.”

Officer Wilson, what do you mean “it” looks like a “demon”? Why do you call Michael Brown “it”?

“At this point it looked like he was almost bulking up to run through the shots, like it was making him mad that I’m shooting at him.

“And the face that he had was looking straight through me, like I wasn’t even there, I wasn’t even anything in his way.”

An 18-year-old unarmed boy is being shot and he is “bulking up to run through the shots.”

He’s “bulking up to run through the shots.” He must be Iron Man.

We understand Officer Wilson. The bullets they issue you in the St. Louis Police Department feel like puffballs when you shoot them into things that look like demons.

“And the face that he had was looking straight through me, like I wasn’t even there, I wasn’t even anything in his way.”

Yes, Officer Wilson, he should not have been mad because you were shooting him. You would not have been mad and we would not be mad if someone was shooting us. We surely wouldn’t be making an angry face. And we wouldn’t be looking straight through our shooter. We’d be looking at him and we wouldn’t be showing him an angry face.

Officer Wilson is 6’ 4” and 210 pounds. But Michael Brown, who was also 6’ 4,” looks like Hulk Hogan and Officer Wilson feels like a five year old next to him:

“And when I grabbed him, the only way I can describe it is I felt like a five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan.”

Yes, Officer Wilson. Now we understand completely. You had to kill the big bad Hulk Hogan Iron Man Demon with the Angry Face.

Dennis Loo sits on the World Can't Wait's Steering Committee. He is a Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona and teaches, among other things, criminology. His most recent book is Globalization and the Demolition of Society which will be available for the first time in paperback in time for Xmas. This article first appeared on November 25, 2014 at his website DennisLoo.com.