Days before a grand jury decision is made in the fatal shooting case of 18-year-old Michael Brown for Officer Darren Wilson, a new protest has taken place in Missouri.
According to reports and pictures, protestors took part in a “die-in” protest this past weekend.
Braving the cold and the snow, more than a hundred people gathered on the streets of St. Louis Sunday, temporarily blocking a major intersection in the process. Reuters reported that dozens of people staged a “die-in” — which involved some protesters pretending to have been shot by others acting as police officers — as a way of honoring Brown’s memory. (News.Mic)
Check out what big declaration Missouri’s governor made today right here…
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a State of Emergency Monday (November 17).
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a State of Emergency in Missouri Monday afternoon, just days before a grand jury is expected to reach a decision about whether to indict Darren Wilson, the St. Louis County police officer who killed Michael Brown in August. The declaration, which is good for 30 days, also activates the National Guard in Missouri.
Rap heavyweights Game, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross and more recently hooked up to release their tribute-driven “Don’t Shoot” anthem.
“Time to take a stand and save our future/ Like we all got shot, we all got shot/ Throwing up our hands, don’t let ’em shoot us,” the chorus rings out. From there, we get verses that mix anger, sadness and critique from Game, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and TGT, as well as an intro from DJ Khaled. (MTV)
A few days prior, Hot Boys’ Turk spoke to SOHH about being motivated by Roc Nation stud J. Cole‘s “Be Free” tribute to pen his “Hands Up.”
“It had to be done. J. Cole, you know, shout-out to J. Cole, he actually released his new track and he’s singing on it and I was inspired by his own record. So I gotta shout him out. My producer Joey Did This, he sent me a track and I just went him. It took me some time. I would say it took me about thirty minutes to write the verse. I wrote two verses and I called my engineer and told him to meet me in the studio. I set up the time, did the song and just released it.” (SOHH)