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Ferguson police say Michael Brown fit description of strong-arm robbery suspect
FOX NEWS ^ | August 15, 2014

Posted on 08/15/2014 7:19:37 AM PDT by McGruff

Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb, fit the description of a strong-arm robbery suspect that police were responding to the night he was shot, the Ferguson police chief said at a Friday press conference.

Police have said Brown was shot after an officer encountered him and another man on the street. They say one of the men pushed the officer into his squad car, then physically assaulted him in the vehicle and struggled with the officer over the officer's weapon. At least one shot was fired inside the car before the struggle spilled onto the street, where Brown was shot multiple times, according to police

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: crime; ferguson; gentlegiant; thug
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To: FlingWingFlyer
A two bit punk being turned into another Trayvon style saint from the hood.

Not messy. Not a confused situation. Not a matter of disparate interpretation of events. Not an event worthy of national attention.

The ONLY issue that has the Victim Community upset is that a Cracker killed one of their sacred sons..

51 posted on 08/15/2014 7:35:51 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The leftist media is a pack of liars and purveyors of liberal propaganda. That’s all they are.


52 posted on 08/15/2014 7:36:05 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: McGruff
What of the ‘omitted facts’ that the officer who discharged his weapon had ‘multiple facial lacerations’ sustained during the altercation with Brown??? News hardly mentions this.

News saying Browns handed the cigars to his friend...being seen as an accomplice.

53 posted on 08/15/2014 7:36:37 AM PDT by caww
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To: McGruff

I have no doubt.


54 posted on 08/15/2014 7:36:53 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: greatvikingone

It also said this:

“Dorian Johnson, who says he was walking down the street with Brown when he was shot. He has said the officer ordered them out of the street, then grabbed his friend’s neck and tried to pull him into the car before brandishing his weapon and firing.”

What I am struck by in this “witness statement” is the claim that the officer grabbed the GIANT ENORMOUS kids neck and tried to PULL him into the patrol car. What, on top of himself? I guess that’s supposed to be the “answer” when other for why the kid was in the car struggling with the cop, eh?

Did the cop try to pull the guy into the drivers seat with him? WTH?


55 posted on 08/15/2014 7:37:09 AM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: MrMarbles
Did I hear right, Brown was 6’4” and 290 pounds and he was a teen?

Yep. And dare I say it? No justice, no peace?

56 posted on 08/15/2014 7:37:50 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: TigerClaws

Since the witness, Johnson, who says Brown was on his knees, is the accomplice in the robbery, that account is seriously damaged.

There will be a lot of egg on faces with the video from the police car is released.


57 posted on 08/15/2014 7:37:55 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: KneelBeforeZod

I head early on that “shoplifting” of some cigars may have been a cause.

Looks worse than shoplifting.

Question; would the shop owner have been justified in pulling out a gun and shooting his attacker?


58 posted on 08/15/2014 7:38:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SOUL BROTHER! This house is not armed! (Signs people thought would protect them in the 1960s))
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To: All
The plot thickens.

Police reports say that the unarmed 18-year-old fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and his friend were suspects in a convenience store robbery on the day of the shooting.

Reports released Friday by Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson say Michael Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, took a box of cigars from a store in Ferguson the morning of Aug. 9. Jackson says the officer who shot Brown encountered the men after reports of the robbery circulated on police radio.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_POLICE_SHOOTING_MISSOURI_ROBBERY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-08-15-10-22-19

59 posted on 08/15/2014 7:39:39 AM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: McGruff

If is him ... Stop was justified.


60 posted on 08/15/2014 7:39:44 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: McGruff

Rev Al ain’t gonna like these revelations. He be sayin’ “hummmmmmmmmm.” Regardless of the facts, the lynching of the officer must go on. I’m confident the facts and the truth will unfold. The Great OZ has spoken.


61 posted on 08/15/2014 7:39:44 AM PDT by WyCoKsRepublican
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The black community is pushing hard ....”Don’t shoot..and Hands up”......so even if he did the robbery they’ll came he had surrendered. The Attorney’s PR machine is also pushing it with the community.


62 posted on 08/15/2014 7:39:56 AM PDT by caww
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

The truth never squares with what the mob says.


63 posted on 08/15/2014 7:40:22 AM PDT by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has own Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: Resolute Conservative

They both were wearing Benjamin Crump’s T-shorts the last two days.

Michael Brown is slated for sainthood a la Trayvon. The facts be damned.


64 posted on 08/15/2014 7:40:44 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: TigerClaws
..one witness said he was on his knees..

Apparently the witness was the victim's buddy in the robbery.

65 posted on 08/15/2014 7:40:52 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: McGruff


66 posted on 08/15/2014 7:40:55 AM PDT by maggief
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To: McGruff; All
News 4 St. Louis @kmovnewsfeed Follow

: Chief Tom Jackson names Officer Darren Wilson as being the officer who shot and killed on Saturday.


67 posted on 08/15/2014 7:41:03 AM PDT by Syncro (IMPEACH the Criminal Sex Trafficker Coyote-in Chief Obama!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Were did you see the pictures?

Link?


68 posted on 08/15/2014 7:41:05 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“Question; would the shop owner have been justified in pulling out a gun and shooting his attacker?”

A well applied choke hold can kill a person in under a minute. So, yes.

I’m curious if there is audio to the robbery - would like to hear if racial slurs are being used against the store owner...


69 posted on 08/15/2014 7:41:42 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: TigerClaws

The key eyewitness, however, is Brown’s companion, who was in on the robbery. Slam-dunk for officer Dennis Wilson’s defense.


70 posted on 08/15/2014 7:41:44 AM PDT by IChing
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To: McGruff

even if this convenient alibi is true, if the kid had his hands up and was surrendering, the cop was wrong to execute him.

it may or may not be a good thing that this kid (who may or may not be the one in the pics) is out of the gene pool, our police officers are not judge/jury/executioners....yet.

if the cop was wrong let the criminal justice system handle it.

wopuld this situation be the same had the cop been black?


71 posted on 08/15/2014 7:41:59 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: McGruff

facts won’t matter....the narrative has already been written.


72 posted on 08/15/2014 7:42:25 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: KneelBeforeZod
looks like now it was a strongarm robbery and cigars

If he stole a cigar, he must have forced his way behind the sales counter (unless MO law is different, cigars and cigarettes are kept out of reach of children).

73 posted on 08/15/2014 7:42:30 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: MrMarbles
Did I hear right, Brown was 6’4” and 290 pounds and he was a teen?

The welfare teat nourishes well.

74 posted on 08/15/2014 7:42:37 AM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: maggief

75 posted on 08/15/2014 7:42:39 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Do you know why they would shoplift cigars? I'll tell you, they mix the tobacco with pot and call them blunts. Blunts the smell of the pot.

You will recall that St. Trayvon was out getting the ingredients for Drank or whatever they call it.

76 posted on 08/15/2014 7:42:50 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: MrB
Obviously, if he was “unarmed”, then he presented no threat to the alleged “robbery” victim.

This comment was missing the sarcasm (/s)tag, right?

77 posted on 08/15/2014 7:43:18 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Thommas

yes, obviously


78 posted on 08/15/2014 7:44:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: PeteB570
Via twitter:


79 posted on 08/15/2014 7:44:40 AM PDT by maggief
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To: TigerClaws

I bet they didn’t know he was unarmed.

Possible scenario. Brown struggles with the cop in the car. There’s a shot inside the car, Brown gets out of the car unhurt. For all the nearby policeman know, Brown now has a gun and perhaps just shot their colleague with it.

Bang bang bang.


80 posted on 08/15/2014 7:44:59 AM PDT by agere_contra (Hamas has dug miles of tunnels - but no bomb-shelters.)
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To: camle

“if the kid had his hands up and was surrendering”

Who reported that? His co-robber, Dorian Johnson?


81 posted on 08/15/2014 7:45:01 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: McGruff

Need big bullets for big targets.


82 posted on 08/15/2014 7:45:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: McGruff

So was he the guy that robbed someone or not? I can’t tell by this article...maybe I missed it.


83 posted on 08/15/2014 7:46:09 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: cripplecreek

Further proof that Faux News sucks.


84 posted on 08/15/2014 7:46:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

85 posted on 08/15/2014 7:47:00 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Settled science.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Maybe the cop was just pissed — and shot him anyway.


86 posted on 08/15/2014 7:47:19 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BunnySlippers
Do you know what happened after the policeman and Michael scuffled?

I know. Michael died..

87 posted on 08/15/2014 7:47:31 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Ladysforest
What I am struck by in this “witness statement” is the claim that the officer grabbed the GIANT ENORMOUS kids neck and tried to PULL him into the patrol car.

I had not heard that Michael Brown was 6' 4", 290#, until today. But, with that information, there is simply NO DAMN WAY that the witnesses version would or could be true! Hell, at 6' 4" tall, the cop wouldn't even be able to REACH Brown's neck while seated in the car!

More importantly, no cop - NO COP - would ever get into a voluntary, physical confrontation from a seated position, ESPECIALLY if there was more than one suspect involved. He would be already be at a distinct disadvantage while seated, with limited movement and the other suspect would be free to move around the car and get involved.

This new information simply blows the originally reported incident OUT OF THE WATER! PERIOD!

Since I have no doubt that Brown attacked the officer inside his car, once the cop was out of the car, ANY UNAUTHORIZED movements by Brown would have been enough for the officer to fear for his life and react accordingly.

With that being said, if Brown had his hands in the air and was on his knees and was succumbing to the officers' demands, and the cop simply executed him...then the cop needs to be arrested and prosecuted for MURDER!
88 posted on 08/15/2014 7:47:43 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“Just saw the pictures. The guy is a giant pushing around the store owner. Looks like Brown is a scumbag.”

OK, I just looked at the robbery pictures again, along with another photo of Brown, the exact same hat and clothes. It IS the same person!


89 posted on 08/15/2014 7:48:46 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: for-q-clinton

The guy in the street dead and the guy robbing the store are either 2 different guys who look just alike and dress just alike and are the same color and stature. ...or they are the exact same person. Odds are on the latter


90 posted on 08/15/2014 7:49:25 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: greatvikingone

so now he had a co-robber!

how quickly we buy into the ‘he’s black so he must be a thug’ story...

a co-robber? really?? apparently he had several co-robbers because those who were there tell similar stories.

which also may or may not be true, but the facts are not out there yet, and i have no more reason to believe the ‘police’ than the civilians.


91 posted on 08/15/2014 7:49:30 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: skeeter

they’ll NEVER EVER learn skeeter. It’s a deficiency.

How many Duke Lacrosses, Lil Trayvons and now Bad Bad Leroy Mike Browns have to happen before folks realize the ghetto and 95% of all Media are scumbag liars.


92 posted on 08/15/2014 7:50:03 AM PDT by roofgoat
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To: dfwgator

Now the news is saying the police dept. bungled this case the whole way -— but they have been doing their job while the media set up a false narrative. [:headwall:]


93 posted on 08/15/2014 7:50:10 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: cripplecreek

I know why Fox withheld the information. (BTW, I don’t watch Fox anymore)

However, the length of time for this latest bit of information to come out is too long.

In the meantime, they (the media reporting) are partially guilty of days of the rioting / looting in Ferguson.


94 posted on 08/15/2014 7:50:26 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: McGruff

I’d be wary of anyone’s account of the incident at this time, including the cop’s.

I’ll wait for the evidence to come out.


95 posted on 08/15/2014 7:50:27 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: McGruff

Since, undoubtedly, the Police have had this information all along, it kind of makes me sad the State Police did not have a longer opportunity to survey the protesters to find more of the bad guys but hey, most of the bad guys are known as is the case from their past. But can hear al sharptongue saying, ‘dang, get me out of town!’ and Jessie saying, ‘Whew I didn’t go there!’


96 posted on 08/15/2014 7:50:36 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: maggief
Very helpful comparison, thanks.

Same huge B/m, same clothes, same - oh my - are those gladiator sandals?

97 posted on 08/15/2014 7:51:34 AM PDT by agere_contra (Hamas has dug miles of tunnels - but no bomb-shelters.)
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To: cripplecreek

I do not blame Fox. The rest of the media just bought the story of the crowd and kept up the what an angel the kid was. Cops do not take their pistols from the holster for no reason.


98 posted on 08/15/2014 7:51:37 AM PDT by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has own Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: maggief

Wow! Looks like the same clothes and sneakers....
The media is going to need a faster spin-cycle for this one..


99 posted on 08/15/2014 7:51:38 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: caww
The black community is pushing hard ....”Don’t shoot..and Hands up”......so even if he did the robbery they’ll came he had surrendered. The Attorney’s PR machine is also pushing it with the community.

And watch the media comply with this narrative shift! They are pushing this story and the only way to keep it moving and hopefully helping the Democrats in November, is to keep it in the public eye. Forensics should be able to tell if Brown was standing or kneeling!

So watch the media to quickly start worrying, NOT ABOUT THE ROBBERY NOR THE LAWFUL STOP, but about the supposed "Don't shoot" and "hands up" narrative!
100 posted on 08/15/2014 7:52:12 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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