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New Ferguson video casting doubt on 'robbery' sparks protests - BBC News

From the linkThe previously unreported footage shows Brown entering the Ferguson Market and Liquor around 01:00 on the day of his death. He approaches the counter and hands over an item that appears to be a brown bag, and in exchange takes a shopping bag filled with cigars. After walking towards the door, he then turns around and returns the cigars to the counter before leaving.

Jason Pollock, the filmmaker releasing the tape as part of his documentary Stranger Fruit, says it proves that Brown had not been committing a robbery when he returned to that store around noon later in the day.


It seems to me to be a bit of a stretch to claim that the new video proves that Brown had not been committing a robbery. But it does cast the video of Brown's actions later in the day in a rather different light, raising the possibility that the bag of cigars was not simply "unpaid for merchandise'.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:49 PM
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I've just been reading about Prosecutor Robert McCulloch and the Jack in the Box shooting: Ferguson Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch's Long History of Siding With the Police

From the link Both [officers] told jurors that Murray’s car was coming at them and that they feared being run over. McCulloch said that “every witness who was out there testified that it made some forward motion.” But a later federal investigation showed that the car had never come at the two officers: Murray never took his car out of reverse.

An exhaustive St. Louis Post-Dispatch investigation found that only three of the 13 detectives who testified had said the car moved forward: the two who unloaded their guns and a third whose testimony was, as McCulloch admitted, “obviously…completely wrong.” McCulloch never introduced independent evidence to help clarify for the grand jury whether Murray’s car moved forward.


So it seems McCulloch is known for fixing his GJs to clear police officers and telling lies to cover it up.
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It seems to me to be a bit of a stretch to claim that the new video proves that Brown had not been committing a robbery. But it does cast the video of Brown's actions later in the day in a rather different light, raising the possibility that the bag of cigars was not simply "unpaid for merchandise'.
So if the store employee stole the cigars to trade for pot, its still Brown involved in stealing, its just a bigger conspiracy.
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Note that police do kill people unjustly, its just that this is the wrong example.

This example was highlighted to get the idiot class all up in arms against each other, the pro-police vs the anti-police.
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Just start dropping the n bomb in threes already. :pat:
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It was a great example of how racism distorts perception, the blatant racism of the cops and how the prosecution was willing to put up liars just to defend the cops.
The store incident didn't really matter unless we're cool with street execution for petty theft.
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Seeing everything through the color of a person's skin is racist, Ari.
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What are you talking about Jerome?
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It was a great example of how racism distorts perception, the blatant racism of the cops and how the prosecution was willing to put up liars just to defend the cops.
The store incident didn't really matter unless we're cool with street execution for petty theft.
I think the store incident mattered in that it was used to make the big kid into a dangerous supercriminal felon. It shouldn't have mattered and it didn't matter to most of us, but it sadly matted way too much to apologists of the murderer.
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