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originally posted by: HandyDandy
originally posted by: LDragonFire
Here is just the surveillance video.
So, someone who steals something actually goes to the register and asks for the item to be stolen?
Cigars are behind the counter. The clerk had to have handed those cigars to him. So, who hands someone merchandise before they are paid? Especially in a "bad" neighborhood.
Looks like he even grabbed some money from his friend and paid for them to me.
But, people will see what they want to see.
Maybe the confrontation was due to the clerk mouthing off?
The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time. As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed. I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but as details unfold, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding. We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. Along with our prayers, that’s what Michael and his family, and our broader American community, deserve.
originally posted by: Jennyfrenzy
a reply to: GreenMtnBoys
$48.99 box of cigars and the store probably has insurance. Yes, Brown intimidated the store clerk but that crime does not mean it's then ok for the cops to shoot him and kill him.
Police say he tried to grab the gun, witness says he didn't
Michael Brown was shot in the back multiple times while his body lay on the street for hours.
originally posted by: Laykilla
Uh, he didn't even intimidate the store clerk. The store clerk was an idiot.
You know what happened? Because I can tell you what happened right away just from watching that video.... The clerk said something disrespectful to Brown, brown then took the whole box and gave it to his buddy, grabbed another box, and basically said -- "Eff you I'm taking this" he then just tried to walk out of the store, and the CLERK, CLEARLY NOT INTIMIDATED, gets in his way, tried to block the door and puts his hands on Brown.
originally posted by: TheMainEvent
a reply to: EnigmaAgent
So..... Stealing some cigars is an automatic death penalty ?
I think the media is just trying to white wash the real issue here. An unarmed man was gunned down in the street... Yet again. While Micheal Brown was far from innocent in this scenario. I still think the police should investigate this shooting as a homicide.... I'll hold my breath and wait for that to happen. lol.
All over 40 dollars.... what a waste....
originally posted by: supamoto
a reply to: Sremmos80
To quote Text
"that cop did all his future victims a big favor by ridding us of him while he was still a budding criminal."
You can be as disgusted as you like you probably don't live there so you'll never be one of his victims.
Well you wont now coz he's dead.
In an interview with msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell, Tiffany Mitchell described hearing tires squeak and seeing “Michael and the officer wrestling through the [car] window.” Brown, she said, was struggling to get away while the officer continued to try to pull him closer. Concerned, Mitchell pulled out her phone, at which point she said the first shot was fired “through the window.” Mitchell then saw Brown break away from the officer’s grip and run down the street from the police vehicle.
“The officer gets out of his vehicle,” Mitchell said, “and he pursues him,” continuing to shoot at Brown. “Michael’s body jerks as if he was hit,” Mitchell explained, “and then he put his hands up,” and the officer continued to shoot at Brown until the teenager collapsed “all the way down to the ground.”
FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) — While Michael Brown appeared to tussle with an officer before he was shot dead, he didn’t enter the police cruiser as authorities claim he did, two witnesses told CNN.
The women’s accounts corroborate that of a previous witness, all three of whom said the officer fatally shot the unarmed teen.