Michael Brown Killing -- Shame On the Media ... Surveillance Video is Relevant

8/19/2014 10:55 AM PDT, by
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The media could not be more irresponsible -- ignoring the OBVIOUS relevance of the Michael Brown surveillance video shot just minutes before he was shot and killed.

There's been an unspoken rule/fear among reporters to let the cards fall where they may. It's very possible ... even likely the cop used excessive, unnecessary force in the confrontation, but there's also evidence to support the officer's position ... namely the surveillance video.

It's pretty clear ... Michael Brown committed a robbery before he ran into the officer ... and on his way out of the convenience store he was aggressive with the clerk. When he encountered the officer, he had to be thinking he could be in trouble. True enough ... the cop didn't know about the robbery, but that doesn't mean Brown didn't think the officer knew.

The cop claims Brown was combative. Witnesses disagree. But the surveillance video shows he was combative minutes before the confrontation with the cops, and that's relevant in deciding who is telling the truth and who's lying.  

No one in the media will dare say the video is anything but a smear campaign against Brown.

The video doesn't justify what the cop did ... but how can anyone say it's not relevant -- a piece of the puzzle in determining the truth?

The case is sad on so many levels ... including the way the media reports stories.
Filed Under:  Michael Brown , Darren Wilson , Photos

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Brad
125 days ago

Thank you for saying this!! You are correct, while the video does not justify the shooting, the behavior displayed in the video certainly is a good indication of what his behavior with the officer was a few minutes later.

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The Truth Ruth
125 days ago

So? and no one cares that you don't care about cops killing innocent men around the country. Nice of you to try to fit your head into the mind of a black man but sorry... you failed. Cops don't chase you down for stolen cigarellos. Even the store manager said he didnt call the cops because it was petty. Not proving but at least debunking your theory of Mike Brown knowing the cop knew about the robbery. You suck at writing.

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the truth shall be heard
125 days ago

Just because someone is agressive with the averager joe does not mean they will be aggressive with an armed officer of the law. Hell I talk crap to regular people all the time but I curve my attitude when i see someone of authority (Police Officer)

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LE VERTA DAVIS
125 days ago

POLICE always do a smear campaign against the victim whom the murder to justify the crime or murder/execution of a citizen.

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B
125 days ago

Sarah you are one ignorant woman. Which is why you write stories for a no name website. You wish you could be a journalist for a credible news site. Good luck.

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Diamond
125 days ago

I read another story that states the video shows MB paying for the gars and putting back the ones he could not afford... The media is part of the problem. They are helping to increase the division amongst the people... Not all media outlets but too many of them.

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chuck
125 days ago

Sarah you just exposed yourself as a racist. Great job!

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suesch1950
125 days ago

If you demand the truth, that means the WHOLE truth.

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RD
125 days ago

these comments here are a pretty good indication of why the media is covering this the way they are. There is no intelectual debating of facts...let's just attack everyone who disagrees and make things up as to support our racism victim mentality so we don't have to actually look at ourselves and make the changes neccessary.

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Don
125 days ago

Exactly. ....don't speak the truth for fear of looking biased....
The young man committed an aggravated strong arm robbery moments before being stopped. It is very valid that the video shows the tactics he used and it is not a stretch to at least contemplate he used the same tactics on the cop as he did the clerk in the store. Now that we have the race-baiters of Sharpton and Jackson on the scene you can bet this will remain all about skin color rather than facts.

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baka beeezy
125 days ago

Why has no one asked to see the video from the dashborad camera from the cop car????? All cop cars have these now right?? The footage would show exactly what happened case closed! WFT

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francny
125 days ago

Anyone who doesn't think that the actions and behavior of Brown leading up to the shooting has something to do with his interaction with the cop is just trying to make this the entire fault of the first cop on the scene which is not true. The witnesses have a stake in a prosecution of the cop. They have all lawyered up and are looking for a payday. Brown had a serious FELONY record. His parents are making him out to be a child who was innocent. His propensity toward violence IS relevant. What matters is what was in Brown's mind when he came face to face with the cop. The fact that he had just been aggressive with the store clerk and had stolen goods in his hands it is logical to believe he feared the cop would arrest him. He had no way of knowing that the cop did not know what he had just done.

Those that say it is not relevant want to consider the cop guilty of murder, when in fact, ALL factors leading up to the shooting are essential to figuring out the entire incident. Those that are destroying businesses by looting them and burning them down are just plain thugs. Destroying their own neighborhood and ignoring the fact that Brown was a criminal with a violent felony record. I know his parents would like to ignore their son's history and behavior before he was shot, but they are elements of the cop's defense and WILL be brought up my his attorney's. On the other hand, the cop has NO history of racial confrontations, and no history of abuse of power when dealing with the black community. If I were on a jury I would find it hard to believe that this cop just decided to kill himself a black man one day. If Brown wasn't violent, then how do you explain the cop's black eye and broken nose?

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Jeffree Ramirez
125 days ago

You are doing a sub-par job as a journalist.... Research the fact that today an extended version of the store video has surfaced showing that he paid for the cigarettes and there was an altercation after that, but neither the store clerk not employees called cops. That tells you at how insignificant it was. Also, the cop had no idea what had happened before that, so the actions of the cop can't be defended by saying it was a reaction to prior events. Get another job, cause you suck at this one. It's called RESEARCH. Do it before speaking , and you won't sound ignorant.

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ScarlettDrawl
125 days ago

The attorney for the market said he paid. The store owners and no employee ever called police alleging a robbery. It hasnt been picked up by the national press, but it's out there. Google it.

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Maggie
125 days ago

Why don't you stick to the stories on the Kardashians and other celebrities. There's so much more to the story, you're part of the media and the problem.

Eric
125 days ago

It is irrelevant because for the officer did not stop Brown because of the robbery (he did not even know about it). The Chief of police said this during the press conference. He stopped them because they where walking down the street. End of Story. This has nothing at all to do with the shooting the police released this because they are trying to gain sympathy from the public instead of giving any information out about the actual shooting.

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Ryan
125 days ago

What a dumb cunt. Of course it's relevant. So what? Doesn't change the amount of times the coward officer pulled the trigger, from far away, while the recent graduate's hands were up, facing the offer in surrender...according to eye witnesses.

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Carrie
125 days ago

I couldn't agree more. He committed a felony minutes before his demise. That says a lot about his state of mind when he was confronted by the officer.

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ohno
125 days ago

Most of the time I hate this site. But you finally wrote something worth reading. I also love how the "eyewitness" testimony is contradicting the medical examiner. Here are your eyewitnesses at their best http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OpUb8TS4bHM

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Buggy
125 days ago

Again -- all about race when it has nothing to do with it. If it were the other way around black officer - white victim do you think there would be this outrage. No, it's because this country is too politically correct to speak the truth. Stop the entitlements, get a job and quite being garbage and live like a normal human being. Stop blaming everyone for your illiteracy, drug use, having kids when you shouldn't and maybe you can rise above your trash heap.

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