Jeezy was planted firmly in the heart of what has become a war zone between police and residents since the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen. Early Wednesday (Aug. 13), the CTE head chief Instagrammed a poignant photo of himself from a gas station in Ferguson, Mo.
Behind him is a dilapidated building, ravaged during ongoing clashes in the aftermath of 18-year-old Brown's murder. "I had to see it for myself!!" Jeezy wrote next to the photo. "The answer is not tearing down our own neighborhoods and communities, the answer is goin to the source of the problem in numbers. So many numbers that they know they don't have a chance. We want justice not chaos!! #ferguson #st.louis #saveourchildren #justiceformichaelbrown."
Beyond that, Jeezy dedicated "Soul Survivor" to Brown during his St. Louis performance on the Under the Influence of Music tour.
Brown was to start college two days after he was gunned down in the St. Louis suburb. There are conflicting accounts as to what led to his death. Ferguson police say Brown tussled with and reached for the gun of the officer who shot him.
A friend walking with him at the time claims the cop was the aggressor and unloaded bullets into Brown even after he put his hands in the air. Witnesses have corroborated the friend's account.
Authorities chose not to reveal the name of the shooting officer amid reported threats on the department. Anonymous, a global hacking activists group, has vowed to leak the officer's name anyway, along with audio between police and emergency responders during the shooting.
The collective called Brown's death a "cold blooded murder" and have demanded that "congressional representatives and senators from Missouri introduce legislation entitled 'Mike Brown's Law' that will set strict national standards for police conduct in the USA."
On Tuesday, the FAA restricted airspace over Ferguson, grounding news helicopters from shooting aerial footage. In addition, residents have been asked to contain their peaceful rallies and protests to the daytime after a woman was shot in the head and a man was shot and critically wounded by a police officer.
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(Photo: Young Jeezy via Instagram)