A Brief History
On March 15, 2017, one of the hotly debated subjects in the news is a video released by an amateur film maker made from edited surveillance tapes of the store allegedly robbed by 18 year old Black man Michael Brown shortly before Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer.
If you recall, the Brown case became international news and spawned the false narrative, “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Brown was walking down the middle of the street in August of 2014 when he was approached by an officer in a cruiser. Brown assaulted the officer and was fatally shot by the officer, spawning outrage and baseless allegations that Brown had been shot in the back and had his hands up. Autopsy and crime scene investigation proved otherwise, and false witnesses recanted and told the truth when sworn in before a Grand Jury.
Careful examination of the video by St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch reveals the film to be heavily edited and falsely representing events.
Unfortunately for the Brown family and those who are making a hero out of this young thug, the video does absolutely nothing to mitigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown by the police, a shooting examined in minute detail by all sorts of law enforcement experts including the Obama Justice Department and the Grand Jury, a shooting ruled reasonable under the circumstances.
Back in 2014, the Brown family and those in support of Michael Brown bitterly denounced the store surveillance video showing the robbery as irrelevant to the shooting, claiming the incident had no bearing on the shooting and that the video was played up to demonize the 6 foot 4 inch 300 pound 18 year old Brown. Now, they claim the video is indeed relevant and somehow now the video somehow proves Brown should not have been shot! Sorry folks, inconsistent logic does not cut it in the legal world.
It seems the Brown family and their friends are being used and manipulated by Jason Pollock and his false portrayal of events in his pseudo-documentary video. Question for students (and subscribers): What do you think of the video and narrative released this week? Please feel free to share your thoughts on the subject whether they are in favor of Michael Brown or not in the comments section below this article.
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For more information, please see…
Mac Donald, Heather. The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe. Encounter Books, 2016.