“Right now, it feels as though the young man had no weapon — he was shot six times — and the officer is being protected by other officers,” said Cedric Antonio Kyles, better known as Cedric the Entertainer.
Cedric, who was born in Jefferson City and grew up not far from Ferguson in Caruthersville, told CNN that local law enforcement fanned the anger by not arresting Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
“Why can’t they get to the results or to the bottom line of this nine, 10 days later?” he said. “If this was a regular citizen, and they knew exactly who it was, he would have been arrested immediately.”
Cedric said he feels for the Brown family because he has a 13-year-old son who is likely to find himself dealing with white police officers at some point in his life.
“Even if you comply, that person still has the right — or feels he has the right — to dictate his authority any way he pleases at any time,” he said.
Cedric gave a shout-out of support to his friend, Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, who has been struggling to quash the violence that has rocked the St. Louis suburb for more than a week.
Calling Ferguson “my city,” Cedric urged angry residents “to abide by the laws.”
“Right now, keep calm,” he said. “Do what the family says, St. Louis.”
Source: NY Daily News