posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 11:40 AM
The lawyer representing Johnson said this morning that he has not recanted or retracted any statements. The original source of the posting came from a
right-wing radio station's facebook page and was not verifiable. There is still no police report on injuries the officer sustained or even a picture
of the injury. Still no police report on the shooting incident itself either.
Also I don't see how anything found on social media or sound cloud can make some of you think this killing is justified. Using pictures or posting
from social media where someone may try to appear or sound like a "gangsta" does not make them one! Or using the robbery itself is NOT a
justification, the officer did not know about it at the time and even if he was a criminal that is no excuse for shooting a man down in the street
without due process.
There are even some far right commentators calling brown a "doper" like some sort of 60's clansmen using smoking marijuana as a justification for
shooting him or even labeling him a bad person. There are plenty of people who do bad things early in life when young and stupid and turn into
upstanding citizen's and business owners. There are even Marines posting pictures on twitter comparing a photo of them in military uniform to a
picture of them looking like a "thug" and asking which one would the media use if they got shot down by a trigger happy cop.
This whole situation is insanely sad and anyone not seeing the ingrained, institutional, systematic racism across our country/culture/planet is either
not paying attention or willfully engaging in racist behavior. Trying to blame black culture for all of the black communities problems is only
slightly less insulting than saying you are genetically superior to them. I don't see how anyone can say they live in a "multicultural" society
while insulting another person's culture as "wrong" because of your cultural beliefs, that is called racism. The problem is not black culture, the
problem is you are being a racist.
People seem to constantly demean or look down upon people of the black community for the way they dress or act while ignoring the fact that the
reasons they see them that way is because of racial stereotyping. Then criticize them for being unemployed when it is THOSE VERY SAME STEREOTYPES
keeping people from employing them in the #ing first place. These stereotypes exist daily in mainstream news and pop culture generalizing black people
as violent criminals. Some people really need to pull there heads out of the sand and look a little deeper at the thinly veiled "racially inclusive"
society we live in.
Sorry for the somewhat long winded posting but some of the things people are using as a justification for a person being shot to death is morally
corrupt in my opinion not to mention blatantly racist. "Thug culture" did not kill Michael brown, Darren Wilson did. Weather or not the shooting is
justified is yet too bee seen and you are engaging in just as much wild speculation and conjecture condemning Brown's death using unconfirmed
evidence and uncorroborated witness stories as the people who are on the other side. I realize this site has a large population of people more than
eager to disagree with every point I make but the negative stereotyping is out of control here.
Also first post.... Been reading these forums for years but I just had to chime in on this, some of these threads about the Brown shooting are almost
one sided. Also when I say "you are a racist" I mean we all are in varying degrees. Racism is not only racism when it is obvious or in your face, it
is in your subconscious and we are all born with these biases which are subconsciously reinforced throughout our lives in the mainstream media and pop
culture. Please don't take it as an insult, unless you really are racist and feel superior to others because of your race, in that case I meant to