" Brown and a friend were walking in the street and “blocking traffic.”
Brown went after the police officers gun.
Michael Brown stole a box of cigars.
"officer was treated at a hospital for swelling on the side of his face " the implication being Michael Brown had it coming, if he caused that swelling.
What is really crazy is what I read in Al Jazeera
"certain facts are undisputed: Brown, unarmed, was shot multiple times and killed 35 feet from a police car. Shell casings found at the scene were all fired from the officer’s gun". and this; "Residents of Ferguson gathered for a vigil near Brown’s body as it lay sprawled in the street where he was killed, left uncovered for hours."
That is pretty brutal. So brutal that Anonymous got involved.
What is eerily familiar to me is that Missouri state police are sent in and Ron Johnson is the "man for the job"
Kind of like after Hurricane Katrina, when Russel Honore was sent to calm the chaos in New Orleans. I don't know for sure if it's some kind of freaky coincidence that both these men are African-American or not. What I do know is that it looks like "Whiteys On The Moon" (see GSH) meaning, white people do all manner of things, in order to avoid dealing with very real and oppressive problems in our society. The thing is that this isn't just going down in Missouri, it's everywhere.
I have an African- American friend who is constantly being pulled over by the cops. He is used to it. He calls in late to work on occasion because he has been pulled over, yet again, for no damn reason. Except the reason that no one really wants to talk about.
I don't know if racism had anything to do with this shooting, hopefully the investigation will clear things up or cover things up. Who knows?
|Picture from RT|