Yes, it's more believable after seeing the video
No, it's not more believable that he attacked the cop unprovoked
I think the cop shot him out of anger
I think the cop feared for his life and that's why he shot him
[QUOTE=Redress;1063645395]Except you made your comment in reply to my comment. Was it an accident that you quoted me, and then said something entirely unrelated to what I said?[/Q
It was in reference to the "wait". You OK now? Did I hurt your delicate sensibilities?
If Brown was stopped simply for walking while black, which is what it seems since it's been admitted that the officer was unaware of the robbery report, then y'know, I can no longer fault young, black teens for becoming aggressive in their self-defense against overly aggressive, threatening officers with no valid reason for "assessing" someone thusly. It has become too obvious lately that young black men, even older black men, being "assessed" with no reason for it.
And as you say, there's no reason ever for shooting an unarmed, fleeing or surrendering TEEN, or man.
jallman: "It's all good. At least you have a thick skin and can take being poked fun back at without crying. "
It is **** like this why there should be cameras on all cop cars at different angles with sound and recording devices on cops themselves. This protects the cop and ensures that no wrong doing is going on.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
That all said, this very thread is a bit offensive. Trying someone in absentia, with almost no facts to work with, is nothing more then rumor mongering. I suppose, however, that is keeping with most debates at DP, as it seems too many people like to debate things they know very little about and just want to debate feelings and impressions rather than facts.