August 18, 2014


What if Michael Brown did rob a convenience store? Let's say for the purpose of argument that the video released by police does show Michael stealing cigars, just as I stole stupid shit when I was a kid. Maybe he wasn't always the "gentle giant" early reports described him as.

1. But are the police authorized to shoot people for cigar theft without a trial?

2. The police who apprehended and shot him didn't know about the alleged convenience store incident, so they were just shooting someone for walking in the middle of the street and being black.

3. Why did police release this video against the wishes of the justice department? The Missouri governor claims it was to smear Michael's character.  By releasing a video character attack on someone who they killed before releasing details of the shooting, the police smeared their own.