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    Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot to death, police say

    (CNN) -- 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.Officer Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the department, was responding to that call when he encountered Brown, police Chief Thomas Jackson told reporters.
    According to the documents, Brown roughly handled 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.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/15/us/missouri-teen-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    Does this change how those defending Brown's friends versions perceive the lead up to the altercation between Brown and the police?
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    Re: Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot to death, police say

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Does this change how those defending Brown's friends versions perceive the lead up to the altercation between Brown and the police?
    There's no doubt it does. We can agree though that cop shoots unarmed black man/teenager is a pretty common occurrence and that's the reason this blew up?
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    Re: Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot to death, police say

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Does this change how those defending Brown's friends versions perceive the lead up to the altercation between Brown and the police?
    Not saying anyone who robs a convenience store should be or deserves to be shot, but if there is truth to the story, it certainly changes some things, not the least among which is the credibility of the witness that some are insisting on here is rock solid.

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    Re: Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot to death, police say

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Does this change how those defending Brown's friends versions perceive the lead up to the altercation between Brown and the police?
    The first witness was an accomplice. The two women who said they witnessed it had the exact same story, nearly word for word.
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    Re: Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot to death, police say

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    There's no doubt it does. We can agree though that cop shoots unarmed black man/teenager is a pretty common occurrence and that's the reason this blew up?
    It's a common occurrence?

    How often does it happen?

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    Re: Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot to death, police say

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    There's no doubt it does. We can agree though that cop shoots unarmed black man/teenager is a pretty common occurrence and that's the reason this blew up?
    No, I won't speculate that...You'd have to define what "common" constitutes, and provide quantifiable stats to back up that general disparaging statement.
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    Re: Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot to death, police say

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    The first witness was an accomplice. The two women who said they witnessed it had the exact same story, nearly word for word.
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    Re: Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot to death, police say

    It makes a huge difference.

    Imagine the press release " Police shoot Strong arm robbery suspect after a struggle "

    Compared to " Police murder unarmed gentle giant for no good reason "

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    Re: Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot to death, police say

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    No, I won't speculate that...You'd have to define what "common" constitutes, and provide quantifiable stats to back up that general disparaging statement.
    You don't mind speculating by questioning the victim's alleged suspect status making him guilty in his own death..... right.
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    Re: Michael Brown was a robbery suspect before he was shot to death, police say

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    You don't mind speculating by questioning the victim's alleged suspect status making him guilty in his own death..... right.
    Would you agree it's wrong to speculate on the police officer's guilt as well?

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