Michael Brown, strong-arm robbery suspect [Darleen Click]
There are still two, distinct stories about how the actual shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson occurred. The police maintain it was after Brown struggled with Wilson for the officer’s gun. The other story is that Brown was shot while his hands were up and he was surrendering.
There is no overlap between these stories, so while I have followed the events, I have refrained from commenting because there are just no facts to lead to supporting one story over the other.
However, one part of the narrative of the Brown story, that he was just another black child executed because of the color of his skin, has been proven false
Police named the officer involved in the shooting of Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown on Friday, then released documents containing a bombshell: The 18-year-old was the “primary suspect” in the robbery of a convenience store moments before he was killed. […]
According to the documents, Brown roughly handled [[that’s called “assault” … ed.]] a clerk trying to stop him before walking out of the store with a box of Swisher Sweets cigars.
The unidentified police officer who wrote the incident report on the robbery said he identified Brown by comparing surveillance images of the incident to the body of the slain teen.
CNN, in a bid to retain their leftwing creds, goes on to quote anonymous “Ferguson residents” who cry foul and police conspiracy. But the pictures from the surveillance video are pretty clear.
And here is a picture widely used in media and identified as Michael Brown.
Even the attorney for Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, confirms the robbery.
So we now have one clear fact. There was probable cause for police to stop, question and arrest Brown.
Whether the subsequent shooting was justified is still an open question. And certainly, the use of militarized police in Ferguson is worthy of debate.
The looting, assault, Molotov cocktails and shooting at police and helicopters was criminally wrong and should be prosecuted vigorously.Tags: ferguson, michael brown