Part of the problem in perception here arises when people determine their attitude based upon a very simplistic framing device where being part of the left means one reacts one way and being part of he right means reacting another. It is this sort of identity politics that is at the heart of the matter in general, where people defend thuggery simply because the thug in question was black. This is a vey dogmatic and racialist position to take since it demands the very intentional suspension of criticism as you have engaged in here.
Playing the game of right vs left while wagging fingers is cowboys and indians stuff. What people should be concerning themselves with is what happened and what didn't happen. In this case, you have been quite determined to advance an agenda that something that DID happen -- quite demonstrably so as anybody can see -- actually didn't, and what didn't happen as can be determined with any clarity actually did.
When people cling to predetermined positions despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, they become part of the problem instead of part of the solution.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
Yes the robbery of the cigars was admitted to. But just like this story, when the video came out of Brown in a confrontation with the store clerk, some tried to spin that from strong arm to a little scuffle and the theft of the cigars wasn't a robbery but a minor case of shop lifting.
Since this thread is about the cigars, I have a question maybe you or someone else could answer. Are these sweet cigars Brown stole, the same type used by people who pack the cigar with marijuana and then soak them in PCP before they smoke them? If so, the reports state that marijuana was detected in Brown. That's easily determined but other drugs like PCP take a toxicology report to confirm and that probably won't be completed for another week.
Signs and Symptoms of PCP AbuseIt is mostly young people who abuse this drug, such as teens in high school or young adults. It first became popular in the 1980s, leading police departments across the country to spread alerts about the dangers of trying to arrest people who had taken this drug. While some stories of the danger may have been exaggerated, it is true that some people who were hallucinatory would not feel pain even if they were shot and might even break their own hands to get out of handcuffs. The intensity of the psychosis and the anesthesia resulting from PCP combined to make these people hazardous to be around.
There are two versions of this story that are emerging. One side isn't holding up too well under scrutiny starting with their eyewitnesses. If the toxicology report comes back with PCP in the system, that would help validate the officer and his eyewitnesses to confirm their account of Brown turning and bum-rushing the officer. Just a thought.......
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."