« on: August 20, 2014, 04:25:06 am »
Oh, and there's a video of the "brutal robbery", you know.
There Brown is, paying for his cigars. (at 36 seconds)Quote
Ferguson police's attempts to demonize Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teen killed by Officer Darren Wilson, may have hit a small snag. The very video they released at the same time as they identified Wilson as the officer responsible for shooting Brown six times, including twice in the head, may show the opposite of what they intended.
Supposedly, the video shows Brown robbing the store, taking a box of cigars. However, the attorney for Ferguson Market says that it was not anyone from the store that called police to report a robbery. In fact, a customer called to report what he viewed as a robbery.
How, then, did police get the tape? According to St. Louis News, the attorney said, "Ĺduring the course of Ferguson's investigation, the police department from Ferguson, came to the store and asked for to review the tape." In other words, the tape was not viewed by police until after Michael Brown was dead in the street.
In their fervent effort to cast Brown in a negative light, they missed that the video seems to show Brown paying for the Swisher Sweets.
The confrontation between Brown and the clerk may have been because Brown impatiently reached across the counter. Perhaps it was wrong for Brown to shove the employee (it is impossible to know what words were exchanged) but this footage seems to exonerate him. It is important to note that Brown only shoved the clerk after he put his hands on him.
In any case, neither the employee nor the store owner called law enforcementľsomething that would surely happen if Brown committed a "strong-arm robbery."
So, Von, care to explain why it was a "brutal robbery"?
Not that it's really necessary, of course. Your standards for what constitutes a criminal are painfully obvious by this point.
Where did Von go? He was just here a minute ago.
I went to work, thats where.
cant view the video on this phone. Give me around 16 hours, ill have a response by that point.
Spoiler alert. It shows the deceased acquiring cigars by legal means.