Skip to comments.Ferguson police say Michael Brown fit description of strong-arm robbery suspect
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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Just saw the pictures. The guy is a giant pushing around the store owner. Looks like Brown is a scumbag.
Let’s go for ice cream anyway,-Obama!
Don’t know all the facts yet, but if he did indeed push the officer into the car and try to get his weapon then sucks to be him and I don’t care how may times he was shot.
Now that they have released the pictures, he more than fits the description. LOL! A two bit punk being turned into another Trayvon style saint from the hood.
The fact that Benjamin Crump is asking for a second autopsy means the forensics disproves the “eyewitness” accounts that Saint Michael was on his knees with his hands in the air when the cop plugged him.
Did I hear right, Brown was 6’4” and 290 pounds and he was a teen?
If this is what happens then the young man asked for it — and got it.
this is exactly why we all need to wait for the whole story to come out.
In the beginning, we were spoon fed a story of apparent racism, that an innocent black young man ended up getting shot for no reason. And that the only reason he was shot was because a racist cop has nothing better to do than gun down innocent people.
I knew the real story was more complex than the version of the story peddled by the media.
I was once mistaken for a murder suspect and the cop pulled his gun immediately.
290 pounds? Clearly his school has not been listening to Mooshell. Probably need to investigate that a while....
Brown is naught but the product of Black Racisl hate produced by the one and only, POTUS Barack Hussein Obama, “The America Hating POTUS”!!!
The eye witness participated in the robbery. Convenient.
Sounds a lot like the St. Trayvon affair.
There should be a video of this mess somewhere.
Even if it’s true that Brown struggled with the officer for the gun, then ran. If he stopped, held his hands up, the next step was order him to his knees (one witness said he was on his knees), hands behind back, cuff him, and read him his rights.
Officers have to control their emotions. He’s not entitled to execute anyone, even if that idiot just tried to kill him, once they no longer pose an immediate threat of death (unarmed, following police orders).
The MO fits. Shove around a store owner, shove a police officer into his car.
If this is the punk, he got what he deserved.
It always is.
Hadn't heard that. ..yes, very interesting.
The worker of the store should be able to identify the thug..he was right in his face..or is it that the other thugs threatened the worker..
The sad thing is that FOX admitted that they have been aware of the possible connection to this robbery all along. Rather than reporting it they decided to roll in the unrest like a dog rolling in a rotting carcass.
“strong arm robbery” - that would be “unarmed”, wouldn’t it?
Obviously, if he was “unarmed”, then he presented no threat to the alleged “robbery” victim.
Sometimes the real story comes out. And sometimes the story changes when the truth is gonna lead to a bad outcome.
But whats disappointing is so many on this site haven't learned to withhold judgement until enough facts are in. We should know better.
Some outlets are saying that “it is *now* revealed” that there was a robbery.
I heard that from day 1,... but that it was candy, not a cigar which is what is reported now.
Arrest the guy who lied. His lies hurt lots of people.
Oh to be in that store and see this happen, but alas I don’t frequent the zoo part of town.
“I knew the real story was more complex than the version of the story peddled by the media.”
That’s why Rush calls them “the drive-by media.”
yep—I heard that too...not that Fox sat on it, one day 1 I heard he was stopped for matching a shoplifting suspect....but what I heard was candy.
looks like now it was a strongarm robbery and cigars
What picture? Who is be pushing around?
....”The guy is a giant pushing around the store owner”.....
Careful now, the family called him a “gentle” giant....
When you are manufacturing reality time, facts and analysis are your enemy.
Looks like the cop did the world a favor by ridding it of this thuggish piece of trash.
Now, will our racist president and media apologize to the police department of Ferguson? Never.
By the way, while Ma McCaskell is whining about the cops having too much military hardware, which is true, we should also ask why the Dept. of Agriculture, the EPA, the Dept. of Education, the Energy Dept. etc. have hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition purchased on the taxpayer dime. What business does the federal government have in militarizing these civilian departments, hummm?
Well, well. Nice to know some of the story.
Isn’t it though? Waiting for the apologists right here on FR to come on and talk more chit about an “innocent unarmed teenager”. Wonder what that store owner would say about Brown being “unarmed”.
The most plausible account I’ve heard up until this point.
And, like Trayvon’s, Michael’s parents will say the police are ruining their son’s reputation.
Yep, Saint Trayvon II.
Who’s the guy watching this , on the left? Eye witness for sure.
Yes, but the whole story needs to come out as fast as reasonably possible. So Brown fit the description of a strong-arm robbery suspect. Was he stopped for that reason, and not because he was walking in the street?
That's important. Most folks would give a cop some leeway when dealing with a strong-arm robbery suspect. Why wasn't this robbery angle released much sooner?
...and just like them sue to try and cash in on their son’s demise.
Everyone says he was a “gentle giant” and wouldn’t hurt a fly.
Was this robbery the night before he was shot or same day?
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They were both good, church going boys and their mommas loved them.
They helped guide little old ladies across busy streets and always stopped to aid injured birdies and puppy dogs.
“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”
Well, that certainly is a different account from the narrative the lame stream media have been putting out.
Do you know what happened after the policeman and Michael scuffled? I don’t.
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