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Lawyer: Friend confirms that he and shooting victim had robbed convenience store
kfoxtv.com/AP ^ | August 15, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 08/15/2014 12:24:48 PM PDT by maggief

Edited on 08/15/2014 1:35:24 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Lawyer: Friend confirms that he and shooting victim had robbed convenience store

August 15, 2014 18:11 GMT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The friend who was with Michael Brown when he was shot and killed by a police officer near St. Louis over the weekend is reportedly confirming that he and Brown had taken part in the theft of cigars from a convenience store that day.

That word comes from the attorney for Dorian Johnson, speaking to MSNBC. Police in Ferguson had earlier announced that Brown was suspected of taking cigars from the convenience store in what was described as a "strong-arm robbery.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: ferguson; michaelbrown; missouri
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1 posted on 08/15/2014 12:24:48 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/ferguson-police-name-michael-brown

In an interview with msnbc shortly after the report was released, Johnson’s lawyer confirmed that Brown had taken cigars from the store.

“We see that there’s tape, that they claim they got a tape that shows there was some sort of strong-armed robbery,” said Freeman Bosley, Johnson’s attorney. “We need to see that tape, my client did tell us and told the FBI that they went into the store. He told FBI that [Brown] did take cigarillos. He told that to the DOJ and the St. Louis County Police.”


2 posted on 08/15/2014 12:25:34 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

And the AP is reporting this..now that’s a surprise! So the friend is admitting he and his buddy are criminals


3 posted on 08/15/2014 12:25:42 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: maggief

Well, it’s just some cigars, I guess it’s not that bad.


4 posted on 08/15/2014 12:26:20 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: stevio

No skittles!


5 posted on 08/15/2014 12:27:08 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: stevio

I can see the headlines now: shot over a petty theft.


6 posted on 08/15/2014 12:27:27 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: stevio

If you see the stills from the store video, Brown was doing more than threatening the owner/employee. He put his hands on him.


7 posted on 08/15/2014 12:27:38 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Nope! not even some Arizona Ice Tea either


8 posted on 08/15/2014 12:28:09 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: maggief

Hilarious seeing this on FR immediately above the story about how residents are saying it wasn’t them in the video.


9 posted on 08/15/2014 12:28:20 PM PDT by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: maggief

WHich means he’s going to get charged with murder.


10 posted on 08/15/2014 12:28:21 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: maggief

Makes it sound like they simply just picked up a pack of a cigarillos and walked out of the store, when in fact the big fatty confronted the much smaller shop owner.


11 posted on 08/15/2014 12:28:32 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: mrsmel
Brown was doing more than threatening the owner/employee. He put his hands on him.

Yep, assault and robbery - nice guy.

12 posted on 08/15/2014 12:28:53 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: stevio

Swisher Sweets. Uh huh.

http://www.hightimes.com/read/7-best-cigars-use-blunts


13 posted on 08/15/2014 12:28:58 PM PDT by cschroe (Veritas est lux)
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To: maggief

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/attorney-freeman-bosley-jr-faces-malpractice-lawsuit/article_02d429b1-8c0f-5d47-84d6-3d6d2a187a0a.html

Attorney Freeman Bosley Jr. faces malpractice lawsuit

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/missouri-wants-freeman-bosley-jr-s-law-license-suspended-for/article_b2e8bc8a-a7f8-56cc-be06-fb099c733d4a.html

Missouri wants Freeman Bosley Jr.’s law license suspended for two years

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wiki:

Upon graduation from law school, Bosley was staff attorney for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, specializing in Consumer Affairs and Utility Companies. Bosley has also been employed by the law firm of Boast and Jordan.

Bosley was selected as the first African-American St. Louis Circuit Clerk for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, a position he held for ten years. He later served as the 3rd Ward Democratic Committeeman. He then became chairman of the St. Louis City Democratic Central Association and subsequently became the first African-American chairman of the Democratic Party in St. Louis City.

Bosley became the first African-American mayor of St. Louis on April 6, 1993 with 66.5% of the vote. Early in his administration, he oversaw the city’s struggle during the Flood of 1993. Bosley also assisted in orchestrating the $70 million bailout of Trans World Airlines. He helped move the Los Angeles Rams football team to St. Louis from Anaheim, California. Two property tax increases were passed during the Bosley Administration.

Bosley’s term was colored by corruption scandals. Crime increased throughout north St. Louis city and his popularity plummeted. He was defeated by Clarence Harmon in his bid for re-election in 1997. In 2001, when Bosley ran for mayor in the Democratic Primary, he was defeated again by a wide margin, this time by Francis Slay.

Mr. Bosley is currently the Principal of Bosley and Associates, L.L.C.


14 posted on 08/15/2014 12:30:21 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Admin Moderator

Link in NOW dead.

Another AP link to story.

http://www.kfoxtv.com/template/inews_wire/wires.national/31fb0c3a-www.kfoxtv.com.shtml#.U-5gcVaDTwI


15 posted on 08/15/2014 12:33:06 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Andyman
Hilarious seeing this on FR immediately above the story about how residents are saying it wasn’t them in the video.

Listen up, we cannot let facts get in the way of a good story - or is that the motto of the left wing media.

16 posted on 08/15/2014 12:34:00 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: stevio

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.


17 posted on 08/15/2014 12:36:04 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: maggief
Friend says he and Michael Brown robbed store.
Not the first time. IIRC, Brown has a juvenile record with three or four convictions for committing violent crime.
Saw his record somewhere on the Internet, can't find it now.
But not to worry, I'm suuuuure it'll come up on the ABCNBCCBSCNNpMSNBC evening newscasts.
18 posted on 08/15/2014 12:37:00 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Andyman

Now you can see where the Zero get’s his lying skills. Honed over years of practice and training from a certain segment of this ethnic population. I think I’ll call them the ‘Freefones’.


19 posted on 08/15/2014 12:37:31 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: maggief

The cameras suggest that it was robbery with violence. And now they are reporting that it happened on the same day, which agrees with the theory that the police got involved in the first place because they were responding to the robbery report.

Plus, the friend was one of the robbers, which certainly casts doubt on his witness story claiming that the copy shot an unarmed victim who wasn’t threatening anyone.


20 posted on 08/15/2014 12:37:33 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: maggief

Is this “friend” in jail?


21 posted on 08/15/2014 12:37:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Mouton

“I can see the headlines now: shot over a petty theft.”

Or maybe “Cigars to Die For”


22 posted on 08/15/2014 12:37:53 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: 1Old Pro

What is the world coming to when a black man gets shot over a little assault and robbery?


23 posted on 08/15/2014 12:38:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: stevio
Well, it’s just some cigars, I guess it’s not that bad. ---- Well they do have multiple uses. some_text some_text
24 posted on 08/15/2014 12:38:43 PM PDT by boycott
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To: maggief

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/michael-brown-a-suspect-in-robbery-of-cigars-from-store/article_52c40b84-ad90-5f9a-973c-70d628d0be04.html

The lawyer for Johnson, who was walking with Michael Brown when Wilson fatally shot Brown, said Johnson told authorities about the cigar theft earlier this week.

“He told them about the cigarillos and that Big Mike took cigarillos,” said the lawyer, former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.

He decried the timing of the release of the robbery information.

“It was Ferguson grabbing at straws,” Bosley said. “Their whole press conference was a disaster and unprofessional. At the end of the day this is about whether the officer used excessive force to kill Michael Brown.”

Asked whether Dorian Johnson will be charged, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said today, “No. We determined he didn’t steal anything or use force.”


25 posted on 08/15/2014 12:39:37 PM PDT by maggief
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To: GeronL

Dorian Johnson won’t be charged. See post #25.


26 posted on 08/15/2014 12:41:27 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Sarah Barracuda

This is sounding more like he is admitting that his dead “friend” is a criminal.


27 posted on 08/15/2014 12:41:59 PM PDT by grania
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To: stevio

‘______just some cigars’

Les Miserables - - - -


28 posted on 08/15/2014 12:42:34 PM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: Catmom

Very good. I see a forthcoming book....The untold history of cigars in U.S. politics.


29 posted on 08/15/2014 12:42:43 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: maggief

That headline calls for the Ace of Spaces Flaming Skull


30 posted on 08/15/2014 12:43:57 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: grania

“This is sounding more like he is admitting that his dead “friend” is a criminal.”

Saying it out loud in exchange for not being charged with obstructing justice (lying about what played out in the shooting)?


31 posted on 08/15/2014 12:46:32 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: rod1

My comment was an homage to Sigmund Freud, not Monika Lewinsky.


32 posted on 08/15/2014 12:46:42 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: maggief
So the family's denial that it was "widdow Mikey" on the convenience store tape was a lie? Wow. I didn't see that coming! /heavy sarc

HF

33 posted on 08/15/2014 12:46:56 PM PDT by holden
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To: maggief
Dorian Johnson


34 posted on 08/15/2014 12:47:35 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Another saint.

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35 posted on 08/15/2014 12:48:11 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Catmom

Yes indeed. Thanks much for the clarification.


36 posted on 08/15/2014 12:48:29 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: maggief

37 posted on 08/15/2014 12:50:15 PM PDT by maggief
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To: driftdiver

Yep, felony murder rule.

CC


38 posted on 08/15/2014 12:50:39 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: grania

Yep I agree


39 posted on 08/15/2014 12:51:10 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: maggief

hhmmm


40 posted on 08/15/2014 12:52:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: TexasCajun

Another one of Obama’s many many sons


41 posted on 08/15/2014 12:52:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: maggief

How many layers of “thug” did they have to scrape off that kid before that TV appearance?

CC


42 posted on 08/15/2014 12:52:34 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: rod1

I’m sure Monica will be in there somewhere.


43 posted on 08/15/2014 12:53:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: maggief

Brown is a thug and attacks a super tiny immigrant man who is the clerk. It looks like he’s going to choke him out with one hand around his neck and violently pushes him away by the neck. When innocent nice clerk tries to stop Brown again, brown aggressively threatens a vicious beat down on the clerk.


44 posted on 08/15/2014 12:53:28 PM PDT by snowstorm12
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To: TexasCajun
Interesting tats.

Tracy Martin, formerly of East St Louis, CAT tat before covered with praying hands.


45 posted on 08/15/2014 12:55:08 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
The only dress-shirt and tie he's ever owned.

What we need to find out now is what was Darion's actions during the deadly encounter.

If he was in any way involved, he could face murder charges, I do believe.

46 posted on 08/15/2014 12:57:27 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: driftdiver

I didn’t think of that, but you are right.


47 posted on 08/15/2014 12:58:29 PM PDT by dangerdoc ((this space for rent))
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To: Celtic Conservative
Yep, felony murder rule.

Nope. Felony murder rule only applies where the death occurs during the crime, or during the felon's immediate flight from the crime scene.

48 posted on 08/15/2014 12:59:00 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

True enough. I misconstrued the circumstances surrounding the assault.

CC


49 posted on 08/15/2014 1:02:00 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou. art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: 1Old Pro

Aggravated robbery.

The detail emerge...my oh my.


50 posted on 08/15/2014 1:07:40 PM PDT by servantboy777
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