Wake Up, Taylor Swift, And Use Your Influence

October 7, 2014 8:56 PM

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Wake Up, Taylor Swift, And Use Your Influence

"The unjust, vicious murder of a teenager, by a law enforcement agency." Sounds like a teaser for a movie. Actually, it was a movie, Fruitvale Station, but imagine this was a big budget film, with Ben Affleck directing. Taylor Swift might want to be in it, since she's acting now, and this could be huge for her. Maybe she would play the victim's girlfriend or sister. Maybe, Taylor Swift would actually play the youth who gets killed. What a compelling drama. Oh, but wait -- this is not a movie, this is real life, and a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, beauty did not get gunned down. Michael Brown did.

We should all be familiar with the narrative by now. Brown, a teenager, was ruthlessly shot and killed, on a Saturday afternoon this past August, by Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson. Brown's body was left uncovered for four hours, in a pool of his own blood, for everyone in the community to se...

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