Four years of which has been with a police department with a record that I wouldn't wipe my dog's behind with, and the other two with a police department that was literally disbanded because of its incurably toxic relationship with the community it was sworn to serve and protect.Hey, I agree.The fact that his spotless record has been kept by police departments that have are being sued for determining that the appropriate response to a naked, mentally-ill man yelling "God is good, I am Jesus" and swinging his arms in a pinwheel like Bart Simpson is to taser him until he stops breathing, or that were accused of charging a person people that they accidentally picked up and then beaten to a pulp with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms (which in Ferguson, MO apparently gets you elected to City Council), or have officers on the force that are being sued for hog-tying a 12 year old, or have an officer on the force that, prior to being hired by the City of Ferguson, was accused multiple times of assaulting children while on duty resulting in demotion and eventually dismissal from the St. Louis County Metro Police Department, or that are being accused of letting their dogs pee on the memorial site of a dead teenager who had just been shot dead by a member of their force and later running over candles placed at the memorial with their vehicles, or that were determined by the City Council to be wholly and systemically unfixable, or that are being sued for $40 million for civil rights violations, many of which were being filmed live on national television...
...the fact that this continues to be ignored is because it doesn't fit their narrative. And they will continue to ignore it.
But they will go on and on and on about the robbery and how it characterizes Brown as a ruthless thug, and will continue to ignore the fact the second surveillance camera shows a much different scenario, one where Brown may or may not have tried to steal something on his way out but clearly intended and likely did pay the clerk for something and a disagreement over something specific about the transaction or the interaction with the clerk made him lose his cool - because only thugs lose their cool, not normal 18 year olds.
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