Over the last week, Killer Mike has been increasingly vocal about the killing of unarmed black Ferguson, Missouri teenager Mike Brown on 9 August. Things in the city have escalated drastically, with police using increasingly violent measures against people who are protesting peacefully in the city's streets. They've brought out military grade weapons, tear gas, and rubber bullets against not just citizens of the town, but also members of the media, which has made the situation incredibly hostile. Killer Mike has now penned a piece for Billboard where he discusses his feelings on the situation.

He, like many of us, has found himself speechless after witnessing what the police have done to people in Ferguson, MO, saying:

"I found no new words. I have no hope-filled insight to deliver. I only have this warning to all Americans: Whatever this country is willing to do to the least of us, it will one day do to us all."

His father was an officer, and he believes that the police should be held to a higher standard:

"We trust police with the power of life and death and with that trust comes a greater responsibility to be better than the current standard of policing I see across America everyday. Being a cop must be hard. My dad was one, and never wanted any of his children to follow in his footsteps. Being a cop is often seeing the worst of the human condition and behavior. With all of that said, there is no reason that Mike Brown and also Eric Garner are dead today -- except bad policing, excessive force and the hunt-and-capture-prey mentality many thrill-seeking cops have adapted."

He ends his statement by saying that he believes the police - and the government - are failing its citizens by not only not protecting them, but murdering them, and are pushing our rights as people to the side:

"As an American today I simply say: Enough! My rights are precious, and I value those provided to me through the United States Constitution so much. I will never take a day off policing the people we pay and keep a public trust with. I will use my camera, my pen, my pad and my network to do my part, to make sure that American will no longer fear their government. or it's employees. They work for us -- not the other way around. "