Skip to comments.Robbery Tape Humiliates Media's 'Gentle Giant' Narrative (Michael Brown/Ferguson, Missouri)
Posted on 08/15/2014 8:57:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
With the release of tape today by the Ferguson Police Department of a man who appears to be Michael Brown allegedly physically assaulting a much smaller clerk while stealing Swisher Sweet cigars, the medias narrative has collapsed. The media and top-level politicians across the political spectrum portrayed Michael Brown in saintlike fashion. That narrative no longer holds.
The report from the police department states:
Brown grabbed a box of Swisher Sweet cigars and handed them to Johnson. [REDACTED] witnessed [REDACTED] tell Brown that he had to pay for those cigars first. That is when Brown reached across the counter and grabbed numerous packs of Swisher Sweets and turned to leave the store.
Brown then reportedly grabbed [an intervening bystander] by the shirt and forcefully pushed him back into a display rack.
We still dont know the details of what happened between Officer Darren Wilson and Brown that led to Browns shooting death. Perhaps Wilson is a racist; we have no evidence of that as of yet. Perhaps Wilson used excessive force; we have no evidence of that as of yet, since we dont have full evidence of the situation leading to the shooting. If Officer Wilson killed Brown without justification, he should obviously be punished to the full extent of the law....
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
“Brown then reportedly grabbed [an intervening bystander] by the shirt and forcefully pushed him back into a display rack.
First I heard of that. I thought it was the store owner/clerk who Brown intimidated.
QuikTrip is a large chain, unlike 7-11 I don’t think they franchise.
let me be the first to admit it; I bought the line the media fed me
why the idiot police department wasn’t immediately forthcoming with the facts confounds reason
“Ferguson Market & Liquor - Liquor Store “
I agree, I think if the video had been released the very next day the media would have seen what utter fools they were to even report on this..the media went from making Brown their little folk hero to now realizing this is another dud
There are still millions of people that think Trayvon was a choir boy and that Zimmerman is chapter president of his local neo-Nazi party group.
Bully Thug the “Gentle Giant”. LOL! Yeah. Okay.
Maybe getting all their ducks in a row before any announcement. Being 99% right is equal to being 100% wrong if the media sees you as the enemy.
‘Thuggish bully’ doesn’t sound as good as ‘gentle giant’.
And if true that he struggled with the policeman, this sounds like ‘Treyvon II’, but even weaker.
I wonder how many gentle sons of Obama will shoot one another this weekend in Chicago. The body count has risen, along with kills as the summer passes.
Maybe Reverends Dee and Dumb could preach to street gangs.
Oh yeah, that won’t work: Jesse admits he crosses the street if he sees young black men coming down the sidewalk.
I’m so tired of this. All these sources fail to mention that before he was ruthlessly gunned down by a rogue cop, this poor kid was an altar boy and sang in his church choir.
AND he was an honors student headed for college on a basketball scholarship and a star on several high school sports teams.
More than that, he spent his spare time tutoring mentally challenged kids and heading up food drives for the less fortunate - when he wasn’t busy as an Eagle Scout.
His execution-style slaying speaks volumes about the oppression of Blacks and the stilted nature of race relations in America.
You are correct. QuikTrip is a privately held, employee owned company. It's a great business, but unfortunately the only way to buy stock is to work for them.
They look like a bunch of idiots.........
with CNN's Don Lemon and Wolfe Blitzer leading the parade.
Yes, I was being sarcastic.
Maybe I should have said so outright.
Sounds more like George Zimmerman than Michael Brown.
They are expected to stoke the flames.
Long term FReepers on the other hand? Credibility is going to take a while to stabilize above water.
Pew, you scared me for a sec. LOL!
I wonder if Nancy Grace will treat the Brown story as she did the Travvon Martin story, where she essentially ignored the overwhelming evidence against Martin so as to earn her race-baiting stipes, or ‘street cred’ with Al and Jesse.
Now we see that Brown, like TM, is no Saint.
“I wonder if Nancy Grace will treat the Brown story as she did the Travvon Martin story, “
A truly despicable woman.
Have you ever noticed how in election years, some local police blotter item that can be spun as supposedly proving a vast national crisis of white racist violence against innocent blacks seem to become the most important new event of the century for awhile? For example, in 2006 there was the Duke Lacrosse Case, in 2012 12-year old Trayvon Martin was wantonly gunned down by a white man from across the street, and in 2014 theres Ferguson, MO, a place I have to admit to never having heard of before this month.
I'm guessing this is part of an organized media effort to drive up the black vote in an election year. And the odds are that folks anticipating a GOP landslide might be unpleasantly surprised when the election returns come in.
Maybe because they are legally required to get all their ducks in a row before releasing information to the public. They have been a little busy, what with the riots and all.
Oh, well - guess I sound too much like the mainstream press....
Meanwhile someone is cooking your Christmas goose.
I'm not buying that -- from hour one the press was asking the police for answers that they were perfectly able to answer from the start and which would have quelled the situation.
New Narrative: Giant Piece of Crap
I put links to the latest info on the above thread.
Turn that frown upside down.
You have posted some the best articles I have been privileged to read on FR, I was just having some fun at your expense.
Please forgive me if I have offended.
No, no, no - not frowns here; just having some fun.
No they weren't. They were out filming the rioters, and the police were out trying to deal with the rioters. I do not remember any MSM source asking "Did Mr. Brown commit a crime prior to the incident?"
I don't remember the MSM even asking where Mike had been before the incident. I don't remember any Freepers asking either.
I cannot take Nancy Grace seriously. And it’s not the obvious reasons. Every time I look at her I think she looks like Jan from “The Brady Bunch”. I think that some time during one of her shows she’s gonna throw her notes in the air and start screaming “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!!”
There, I said it.
she looks and acts like a very bitter woman and her voice worse than chalk on a chalkboard
We all know that. The question is why?
The answer is that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
I think the police themselves know that full well.
Next up is Los Angeles. Protest planned for Sunday. Similar incident ... possible similar media coverage.
This is starting to hurt us in our souls. You can’t even trust Brietbart anymore, since they assassinated The Man more than a year ago. Since then the site has been compromised and corrupted. The video that they are showing is from four years ago, because I remember watching it way back then. The man in that video is not Michael Brown, the young man who was gunned down for jaywalking. That’s right. He wasn’t stealing a car or robbing a store, he was just crossing through vehicular traffic. And the mean cracka cop confronted him and gunned him down for it, with lots of witnesses watching. You don’t have to believe me. The truth will come out, eventually, in spite of how the old media and the new media have been corrupted.
The “Gentle Giant” was actually a “Giant Problem” and now he’s been solved.
Kittens. You forgot to mention the kittens.
Kittens. You forgot to mention the kittens.
Probably because lawyers, politicians and p.r. people are involved.
At this point, I do not consider a GOP landslide to be a win.
That can best be answered with an honest look at some questions:
right timeto push the issue?
no exceptionsto the platform plank?
So you’re saying that either the Ferguson Police Department or Breitbart doctored an old video with new dates and are trying to pass it off as the “alleged” Michael Brown QuikTrip robbery? That’s interesting. Tell me more...
If he really did see that four years ago, I am not going to argue with him. What I will do is ask for Powerball numbers.
They’ve already declared Brown a martyr and facts don’t matter.
Where is a good high powerTaser when you need one ? Legal in Missouri?
Have you seen the benefit articles the media is posting? The pictures of the poster for a benefit pictures what looks like a fat 12-year-old boy (Mike Brown when very young). Gee, where have we seen tactics like that before? Trayvon! The family has raised well over $50,000 so far for this angelic "gentle giant".
Vice news covering the riot.
Destroying the store where the cigs were robbed by Brown:
Has the mainstream media shown the video of Brown, which looks like he’s on dope or something?