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August 15, 2014 - 11:00 am
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Ferguson police released half of the story of the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown last Saturday.

Police released this photo set of a man who appears to be Brown engaging in a strong-arm robbery of less than $50 worth of cheap cigars.

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Later, police released the full robbery video.

 

At the time that this robbery occurred, according to police, Officer Darren Wilson was on a routine “sick call” trailing an ambulance. Wilson received a call about the robbery, and went to investigate.

That was at 12:01 PM. Three minutes later, Wilson confronted Brown, and shot and killed him.

The disclosure that Brown was a suspect in a violent robbery goes directly to his and Officer Wilson’s state of mind in the fatal moment.

Up to today, the narrative has been that Brown was minding his own business when a police officer confronted him, a scuffle ensued, and the officer killed Brown. That narrative may no longer be operative.

Brown had graduated high school and was days away from going to college.

But, if that is him in the stills of the robbery, then college was not the only thing on his mind.

If — I stress if — that is Brown in the robbery, then he had a violent side we have not heard about yet. If that is Michael Brown, the 6’4″, 292-pound man had just jeopardized his entire future for some cheap cigars. He was not minding his own business at all.

When Officer Wilson confronted Brown, then, the officer had reason to expect violence. The suspect had just engaged in a violent robbery. The officer did not truly know whether the suspect was armed or not, but the officer could see that Brown was very large and could pose a physical threat.

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How many scores of black men were murdered this summer in Chicago alone? Are those some kind of righteous kills in PC-speak cuz I didn't see any riots.

Apparently civilians are held to a different standard when it comes to cold-blooded murder. Or could it be the skin color of the shooter/victim which has morons in Scotland and Australia doing their usual PC tap dance of racist America, and racist cops, and racist everything.

This is just Trayvon Martin redux: a lightning strike cried over while Rome burns. As I said before, the only racists I see are the ones in the streets who ignore black deaths cuz they can't exploit them. Although the PC say whites don't care about black deaths, in fact it is the PC who adequately demonstrate it is themselves who don't care.

For all you morons outside America making clever comments on Twitter, come move to a black neighborhood in America. You'll be just fine cuz if you're white there'll be no problem. The only problem in a black neighborhood is white racism. Take that white racism away and it's like the Library of Alexandria where they argue about string theory and Aristotle and the value of meritocracy all day.
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I.DO.NOT.CARE.
I do not care about the black grievances, I do not care about where they live, I do not care about them at all...any more.

I have listened to this BS for 50 years.

done, over and out.
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"Ferguson police mishandled the immediate aftermath, by going into a military posture. The protesters turned violent and looted."

Sorry, I don't see it that way.

The protestors mishandled the aftermath. They turned violent and looted. The police went military in response. Riot police don't cause looting and arson.
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Terrible. This thug is the poster boy for black grievance in your country? I noticed that all of the left-leaning news aggregates have suddenly fallen silent since this footage was released. Wonders never cease.
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Poor little Trayvon, I mean Gunushwa or Skyeflite. That kid was asking for a bullet or ten.
9 weeks ago
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"It's a question of being honest with ourselves and racial issues that divide us," Holder told reporters in a hastily arranged news conference. "It's not easy to talk about it. We have to have the guts to be honest with each other, accept criticism, accept new proposals."
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/18/holder.race.relations/

OK Holder, you and Obama have had the ball for five-and-a-half-friggin years.

So exactly what's wrong? Do they call African Americans the "N" word in Ferguson?
Do they have "Dogs and N'ers Keep Off the Grass" signs?
Do they have a box on employment forms "Are you now or have you ever been African American"?

I'm getting just a little bit sick and tired of cries of "Injustice!".

And I recall the efforts to turn the name "Clarence Thomas" into a synonym for "Not Really A Black Man". Especially when, judging from his Autobiography, he had more than enough reasons to be ticked off with the world.

So....let's have your damn "conversation about race".
10 weeks ago
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That man in the video stills shows us all we need for making assumptions about what happens next.......

Look at him; all in his power, his dominance, his unassailable male privilege. His attitude carries a stronger aroma than the cigars he supposedly had with him. And then cutting swag down the middle of the street and expecting an alleged officer of the law equally addled by his own privilege not to notice? It was just coincidence that he encountered a man in a blue uniform instead of some chode in a blue baseball hat and also packing a short. The difference is, the Crips don't send out press releases....'>.....
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I am curious about the background of this "college bound" lad. What college? Hpw did he do in previous schools? A college kid is not the same now as in past years......The 'ivy clad "colleges are no more.
10 weeks ago
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the blacks are always outraged about something. they should clean up their acts if they want equality. Get someone other than Sharpton to represent them.
10 weeks ago
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How telling that BLACKS the BLACK RACE HUSTLERS and Left wing moonbats are 'OUTRAGED' at the video which exposes Michael Brown as the YOUNG BLACK VIOLENT CRIMINAL THUG that he clearly is and not the sweet INNOCENT YOUTH they tried to SELL him as. Just like they tried to do with OBOZO's 'son' TRAYVON.
10 weeks ago
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Just another day in Dogpatch, U.S.A.
10 weeks ago
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The Brown family's Lawyer was on CNN telling us how the video didn't matter. What Michael may or may not have done, minutes before he encountered the police doesn't matter. Nothing at all leading up to Michael being shot matters.
What matters to me is Michael Brown was a 6' plus tall, 300lb Bully and thief.
Yesterday I was sorry he was gone if his only offense was walking down the street blocking traffic.
I don't know everything there is to know about Michael Brown. I'm sure he had family and friends that loved him. So did Hitler.
Today, I know just enough, that I no longer care, that he is no longer with us. One more violent Bully gone. If he hadn't robbed that store he would be alive.
Feel sorrier for the cop and what he is going to have to go through than anyone that sympathizes with Michael Brown.

10 weeks ago
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Probably the fact that the cop didnt know he was the suspect could have been the problem. Maybe he approached him in a way and not expecting the guy to beb aggressive for Jay Walking. Then all of a sudden the guy attackks him. Had he known hhe was the suspect he would have been more prepared
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Nail on the head, sir. If you put yourself in the mind of a thief that just committed a crime. And knows an arrest is about to screw up his going to college.
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And btw, he wasn't going to COLLEGE. He was supposed to go to some kind of trade school or something, not college.
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