Letter: News media putting Brown on pedestal

To the editor:

I am deeply concerned about the direction our country is heading.

The news media is putting Michael Brown on a pedestal. They seem to have forgotten that Michael Brown committed a crime and that when you commit a crime there may be consequences.

Where is justice for Officer Darren Wilson? His job is to protect and serve and when crime is committed, his job is to arrest the person who committed the crime. Michael Brown chose to resist the arrest, and Officer Wilson had to utilize his training and take Mr. Brown down.

This had nothing to do about race. It is all about right and wrong. Michael Brown thought he could commit a crime and get away with it.

If anyone is going to be put on a pedestal, it should be Officer Wilson. We should all stand up for him. He was doing a job that law-abiding taxpayers hired him to do.

Gracie L. Vicars