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originally posted by: Wrabbit2000
I submit, making the name of someone like this public beyond those directly involved in the legal and investigative process is about public voyeurism, not a need to know for any tangible gain or requirement of any sort. Certainly not in the emotional short term following something like this.
In this case, the group’s demands are a little different than how it typically operates. Instead of simply calling for justice for Brown or reacting to perceived injustices, it is also urging federal lawmakers to draft legislation— a ‟Mike Brown’s Law”—imposing ‟strict national standards for police conduct in the U.S.A.”
The officer is getting special protection, and getting his due process.
I feel the name should be released to the family. The family has a right to know who murdered their son. The public on the other hand.. Well it is not so cut and dry. Many points of view. And I will reserve more until more information comes out.
Yet as it stands. I did a search on Mike Brown. I did not find any criminal records. He did not seem to be like a violent kid. I found the opposite. A kid who was getting ready for school, and to start his life. But it was ended, by some "guy" We know nothing about. We can not even verify that if this cop had issues in their past.. Or if he had been in trouble in the past. Yet everyone can google and back ground search on Mike Brown. Seems to be double standards here.
The whole protection of the cop family and line stuff.. Understandable to a point. Yet there are consequences for actions taken, and it seems that the whole thing is lop sided and more double standards. If it was not a cop.. This story would not have even be heard of. It would just be another senseless crime, that happens everyday. But the thing is..This was a tipping point. Enough is enough. Law enforcement is getting out of hand. And no one can verify the cop and his past actions. It should be transparent. If anything bad happens to the cop or the family.. Then arrests could be made, and would be on the same playing field as the rest of us.
Just goes to show.. If your a cop, You get special protection. No doubt. No one else gets that special protection. Even in light of threats. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: pavil
I'll say the same to you as I did beezer. By all means look at what I've used to come to my conclusion and check my work. Do your own work and if you come to something different, let's check it out.
I'm not saying I got it all figured out. Just that things seem consistent for in what I've found. Please, prove me wrong if you can. I'd love to see what you can come up with.
It's not like I win anything for being right or anything. Prove my theory wrong. If I agree with yours, fine with me. I'll admit it.
originally posted by: pavil
No Offense mojo, I did read the thread. The evidence gathering is not complete, therefore you can't make a judgement one way or the other. I have no desire to "check your facts", I'll let the FBI and other agencies do that. I'm pretty sure they will do a more through job than either of us can. Personally, I have no skin in the game, I have better things to do.
In the other thread, you seem to take friends of the slain Mr Brown word at face value. That can be a wrong thing to do, especially in a situation like this. I'm sure friends and neighbors in the area will have slightly skewed version of events, it's pretty normal.
Let all the facts be know and then we can ascertain fault. Jumping to conclusions without all the facts, tends to not work out very well, that's all I'm saying.
If I've learned anything here at ATS, it's wait for more complete info before going all in. I've made the same mistake myself.
originally posted by: tsingtao
his name should not be released until charged with a crime.
if they tell the family, how long does one think it will stay in the family?
how many rioters were from ferguson, anyway?
was the cop white? probably a stupid question on my part.
FERGUSON, Missouri -- The police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, prompting days of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri and rallies nationwide, has been identified as Darren Wilson.