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
Well one point...Everyone has a clean record up to some point. Just because you don't have any priors doesn't mean you can't do something that day to warrant getting shot. (Not saying he did, but you cannot look at someone and see "6 priors, go ahead and fire at will"). You have to handle the situation as it presently is.
I remember there being debate about cops wearing a camera on their person, that would record their interactions with people. There were detractors to be sure, but that sort of technology would certainly help with evidence in cases like this.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
If the story were consistent, then that possibility could've been dismissed, but because the account in the video makes the whole story inconsistent, the possibility of fraud must be raised.
One of the problems with events of this nature is that they tend to get turned into something they arent for political gain and then we are offered these false perceptions and realities that, when are proven to be false, create all the other craziness and distract from the actual concern.
40 days after the incident, the race baiters got involved and Trayvon Martin was offered up as an angel...a cute little 12 year old boy in soft edged pictures, an all American kid that played football and loved his mama til he was gunned down by an evil white man. Then...we he was a pot smoking thug who was kicked out of school for breaking into lockers and regularly engaged in fighting. The white man turned out to be a Hispanic but THAT rhetoric was never going to fly so they described George Zimmerman as a "White Latino." Everything became about everything OTHER than what had actually happened.
In this shooting, poor Mike Brown was a soft little guy that loved his mama was going to go to college and be a success. He was gunned down for no reason and the evil cop stepped out of his car spraying bullets at an innocent kid from 35 feet away. Except...he was a thug, with moments of violence, that moments before the incident is captured on video throwing an old guy around in a store where he just stole cigars. The cop didnt gun him down right away he was trying to arrest him...no...wait...he was putting him in the back seat of the cruiser...no...no...he was dragging a 6'4' 300 pounder into the front seat of the cruiser....
We still know precisely squat about what actually happened.