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Thread: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

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    More believable that Michael brown was violent??

    I will start off by saying that there is NO justification for shooting a fleeing unarmed man, unless you know for a fact he is a serial killer or the like. Having said that. Is it more believable that Michael Brown could have started a fight with this cop(for no reason)after seeing the surveillance video of him stealing and intimidating the clerk?
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    Re: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

    I do not have to believe anything. I can wait until all the facts come in, and then make some kind of judgement.
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    Re: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I do not have to believe anything. I can wait until all the facts come in, and then make some kind of judgement.
    It would seem Ferguson could use more people like you.

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    Re: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

    This might make the poll all for not.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...adio-show.html
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    Re: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    I will start off by saying that there is NO justification for shooting a fleeing unarmed man, unless you know for a fact he is a serial killer or the like. Having said that. Is it more believable that Michael Brown could have started a fight with this cop(for no reason)after seeing the surveillance video of him stealing and intimidating the clerk?
    IF that is really Brown on the video, yes, it's more believable.

    I'm not ready to accuse either side yet though, since so few facts are verified. I think all we really know for sure is that Officer Wilson shot Michael Brown. That's all that's been confirmed.

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    Re: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    This might make the poll all for not.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...adio-show.html
    Why would it? There's no reason to give that person's account of what happened any more weight than any other account.
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    Re: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    I will start off by saying that there is NO justification for shooting a fleeing unarmed man, unless you know for a fact he is a serial killer or the like. Having said that. Is it more believable that Michael Brown could have started a fight with this cop(for no reason)after seeing the surveillance video of him stealing and intimidating the clerk?
    Brown was huge. He picked up the store owner practically by the neck. Absolutely I believe that it's possible that he might have gone after the cop. While I don't excuse (at all) shooting an unarmed person, what could the cop have done if he was coming after him? Especially if the cop was smaller in stature, like the store owner?

    I guess he could have shot to incompacitate the guy. I'm not sure. I hate seeing anybody shot period. Especially if they are unarmed. But we don't know the whole story yet, so I'll wait to see what the officer says.
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    Re: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Why would it? There's no reason to give that person's account of what happened any more weight than any other account.
    Judging from the video released today showing Brown shoving his way out of the store with ill-gotten tobacco, I'd say he had an attitude.

    If minutes later he showed the same attitude to an LEO, it's not a big leap to reason why he's dead.
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    Re: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Brown was huge. He picked up the store owner practically by the neck. Absolutely I believe that it's possible that he might have gone after the cop. While I don't excuse (at all) shooting an unarmed person, what could the cop have done if he was coming after him? Especially if the cop was smaller in stature, like the store owner?

    I guess he could have shot to incompacitate the guy. I'm not sure. I hate seeing anybody shot period. Especially if they are unarmed. But we don't know the whole story yet, so I'll wait to see what the officer says.
    According to a friend, this is the officer's story.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...adio-show.html
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    Re: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Judging from the video released today showing Brown shoving his way out of the store with ill-gotten tobacco, I'd say he had an attitude.

    If minutes later he showed the same attitude to an LEO, it's not a big leap to reason why he's dead.
    But what does that have to do with the lady calling in to the radio show? I don't understand how her call makes the poll in the OP obsolete.
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