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originally posted by: eManym
I have done a little reading on this case and have come to the following conclusion. The shooting by the police was justified.
The LEO arrived on the seen to confront Mr. Brown concerning something he was doing. As the cop was exiting his vehicle, he was pushed back in by Mr. Brown who was punching the officer in the face. The cop shot Mr. Brown once, to prevent further injury to himself and gain control of the situation.
If someone approached you while you were exiting your car, doing the same thing as stated above and you had a firearm, what would you do?
As for the rioting, it is my opinion that it had some relation to the shooting incident but it was mainly a means for the black community to vent and get some free stuff.