File this under absurd.
Michael Brown, who was shot and killed while attacking Officer Darren Wilson last August in Ferguson, Mo., will now have a permanent memorial at the spot where he was killed.
Brown became such a symbol for the anti-police movement that has been sweeping the country that radicals have come from far and wide to create a make-shift memorial by leaving flowers and teddy bears at the spot where he was shot.
However, the memorial kept getting vandalized, possibly because the classy people leaving flowers for a thug weren’t exactly pristine. So the city decided to remedy that by permanently glorifying this criminal who was caught on video robbing a convenience store and physically intimidating the store owner.
(“Build a jail” instead, one social media user snorted.)
The thug’s plaque was unveiled at the Ferguson Community Center where Brown’s father Michael Brown Sr. appeared with Ferguson Mayor James Knowles, according to the Huffington Post.
Knowles said in a press release that he knows the “situation is not easy for all parties involved,” however the “event will forever be a part of Ferguson’s history.”
The plaque shows a picture of Brown in his graduation cap and gown with the following words,
I would like the memory of Michael Brown to be a happy one. He left an afterglow of smiles when life was done. He leaves an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy and loving times and bright sunny days. He’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that he left behind when he was done.
The Twitterverse was not amused that a criminal was being honored with a plaque.
This is what the permanent Michael Brown memorial will look like. pic.twitter.com/NTtu7uyeqN
— Jason Rosenbaum (@jrosenbaum) May 20, 2015
More photos of the removal of the temporary Michael Brown Memorial. A permanent one will soon be set up. @ksdknews pic.twitter.com/wIi5mhloup
— John Henry (@JohnHenryKSDK) May 20, 2015
#ObamasAmerica -> Honor A Thug! Ferguson Announces Permanent Memorial 2 Honor #MichaelBrown http://t.co/lmITBdS5Wx pic.twitter.com/q4VvOOlbI2
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) May 21, 2015
Mike Brown “memorial” to be replaced w/plaque “Here Mike Brown, robber & attempted murderer was rightfully killed” http://t.co/1oKtXo10zj
— RebellionReport (@RebellionReport) May 21, 2015
Totally absurd! City that was burnt down honors this thug. > Michael Brown Gets Permanent Memorial In Ferguson https://t.co/nfAqeruS9S
— Texbarb (@texbarb) May 21, 2015
Michael Brown memorial to be replaced with plaque #WTH ? Build a jail as a tribute, MB was a criminal #tcot http://t.co/GxebfRFcE7
— Fred Wimpy (@fredwimpy) May 20, 2015
@jrosenbaum You forgot to put pictures of his victims on it!
— Jumpnjack (@Jumpnnjack) May 22, 2015
@PDPJ When does Darren Wilson get a monument?
— Paul Kersey (@sbpdl) May 20, 2015
. @PDPJ When will Pope Francis canonize #MikeBrown?
— Dr. Schitzengiggels (@AuKantraire) May 20, 2015
@PDPJ will it be a statue of him shoving a shopkeeper into a rack of Ho Hos?
— Brett (@BigC80) May 22, 2015
We live in a time where a guilty criminal, like Mike Brown, has a memorial plaque but a war hero, like Chris Kyle, does not.
— Caroline Craig (@CeeJayCraig) May 22, 2015
Town Erects Memorial in Honor of Mike Brown http://t.co/4IUQQlKJRN some shit is so stupid there is no other word for it…stupid shits
— Jillocity (@jj20101) May 22, 2015
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