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    Re: Michael brown paid, full footage shows

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I found that interesting too. Doesn't it make sense that if a "strong arm" robbery had taken place someone who worked for the store and was actually robbed would have called. I am admittedly a little distracted from the new news right now but at this point I don't know if the store owner or clerk has confirmed that any robbery or attempted robbery had taken place. The version of the story I read most recently was that he wanted more cigars than he could afford and had to put some back and that the clerk pushed him first from behind the counter. This version actually makes a little more sense to me and might explain why a customer looking on from the outside might think a robbery was taking place.

    Also, why do all the other videos only show MB roughing up this skinny little clerk? What is that supposed to prove? Are we not even supposed to consider the possibility that he was provoked by the clerk?

    It's also suspect to me that alot of the same people who justify smacking a woman if she provokes him is giving this guy **** for roughing up this clerk who is half his size.
    Read the links that have been posted in this thread and quit clinging on to this one. Its a done deal.

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    Re: Michael brown paid, full footage shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Read the links that have been posted in this thread and quit clinging on to this one. Its a done deal.
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    Re: Michael brown paid, full footage shows

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    You're not the boss of me
    So why do you think Browns partner admitted to robbing the place if they didn't. In what works does that make sense.
    Or is it that your blinders do no allow you to see it.

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    Re: Michael brown paid, full footage shows

    Brown's accomplice admitted they robbed the store.

    The Brown family lawyer admitted they robbed the store.

    The store filed a police report saying Brown robbed the store.

    There is video showing Brown robbing the store and assaulting the clerk.


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    Re: Michael brown paid, full footage shows

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    So why do you think Browns partner admitted to robbing the place if they didn't. In what works does that make sense.
    Or is it that your blinders do no allow you to see it.
    First of all you don't know me at all so whats makes you think that's something I might do. If you, or anyone for that matter, had actually read my post I never stated that I believe him innocent. I was trying to draw attention to the fact that at the time almost everyone bought into the idea that he had, there was nothing to substantiate it including the video that has circulated. I look at this video and don't think it proves anything other then that there was a conflict.

    My commentary was about my personal observations of the video and more importantly, about the bigger picture. Namely, how young unarmed black men continue to get shot dead and those who try to defend the cop(s) before knowing anything consistently find it necessary to demonize those young black men. Why is this necessary?

    If he did in fact steal cigars, it has absolutely nothing to do with his being shot and it in no way proves that he is someone who would rush or assault an armed cop. It is out there for no other reason than to serve as justification for many peoples prejudice and the otherwise unfounded assumptions that spring from those prejudices.
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    Re: Michael brown paid, full footage shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    So you foist this doctored video upon us that has been carefully edited to paint a false picture and you accuse OTHERS of lying?

    sheesh!
    Did OD know the video was doctored?
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    Re: Michael brown paid, full footage shows

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Also, why do all the other videos only show MB roughing up this skinny little clerk? What is that supposed to prove? Are we not even supposed to consider the possibility that he was provoked by the clerk?

    It's also suspect to me that alot of the same people who justify smacking a woman if she provokes him is giving this guy **** for roughing up this clerk who is half his size.
    But as for your first question, I think what the video proves is at least one fact: Michael Brown was no "gentle giant." No matter what the provocation, roughing up the much smaller man was unjustified, and it indicates that Brown was willing to use his size to intimidate others.

    And there's no correlation between what I've said and my justifying smacking a woman around.

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    Re: Michael brown paid, full footage shows

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Did OD know the video was doctored?
    I do seem to recall her viewing the other thread already up where the lie was exposed, but you will have to ask her.
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    Re: Michael brown paid, full footage shows

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Sometimes I'm not sure which disgusts me more. The people who create these lies or the people who allow themselves to be distracted by them and lose sight of an obvious injustice.
    You mean the lie that he actually paid for the cigars?

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Does anyone really believe that ALL of these stories of young unarmed black men being shot dead are BS? If so, I see that as a somewhat willing ignorance.
    "ALL"? Which ones are we talking about? I can think of only two major news stories about a "young unarmed black man" being shot dead and they were both very recent. And in the first event (Trayvon Martin) it was clear from medical testimony and eyewitnesses that the "young unarmed black man" had the upper hand and was beating Zimmerman. In this instance, I haven't heard enough evidence to know for sure what happened, but I sure as heck ain't gonna jump on this knee-jerk, overly-dramatic, moronic soapbox that OMGZ!!! Racist!!!! Anyone with half a brain isn't one of those people.

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    Re: Michael brown paid, full footage shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    So you foist this doctored video upon us that has been carefully edited to paint a false picture and you accuse OTHERS of lying?

    sheesh!
    How do you think this video is "doctored" exactly.
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