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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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Well that's complicates the situation.
1 posted on 08/15/2014 7:19:37 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: McGruff

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


2 posted on 08/15/2014 7:20:59 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: McGruff

Let’s go for ice cream anyway,-Obama!


3 posted on 08/15/2014 7:21:15 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: McGruff

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.


4 posted on 08/15/2014 7:21:45 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: McGruff

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.


5 posted on 08/15/2014 7:22:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It's my home!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

6 posted on 08/15/2014 7:22:05 AM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: McGruff

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.


7 posted on 08/15/2014 7:22:20 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: McGruff

Did I hear right, Brown was 6’4” and 290 pounds and he was a teen?


8 posted on 08/15/2014 7:22:22 AM PDT by MrMarbles
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To: McGruff

If this is what happens then the young man asked for it — and got it.


9 posted on 08/15/2014 7:22:31 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

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.


10 posted on 08/15/2014 7:23:35 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: McGruff

I was once mistaken for a murder suspect and the cop pulled his gun immediately.

I complied.


11 posted on 08/15/2014 7:24:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: MrMarbles
Did I hear right, Brown was 6’4” and 290 pounds and he was a teen?

290 pounds? Clearly his school has not been listening to Mooshell. Probably need to investigate that a while....

12 posted on 08/15/2014 7:25:54 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: McGruff

Brown is naught but the product of Black Racisl hate produced by the one and only, POTUS Barack Hussein Obama, “The America Hating POTUS”!!!


13 posted on 08/15/2014 7:26:01 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The eye witness participated in the robbery. Convenient.


14 posted on 08/15/2014 7:26:03 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: McGruff

Sounds a lot like the St. Trayvon affair.

There should be a video of this mess somewhere.


15 posted on 08/15/2014 7:26:09 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: McGruff

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).


16 posted on 08/15/2014 7:26:21 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: McGruff

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.

Sorry Rand.


17 posted on 08/15/2014 7:26:38 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I knew the real story was more complex than the version of the story peddled by the media.

It always is.

18 posted on 08/15/2014 7:26:40 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
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.

Hadn't heard that. ..yes, very interesting.

19 posted on 08/15/2014 7:26:43 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: McGruff

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..


20 posted on 08/15/2014 7:26:51 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


21 posted on 08/15/2014 7:26:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: McGruff

“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.


22 posted on 08/15/2014 7:27:13 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: Dilbert San Diego

Sometimes the real story comes out. And sometimes the story changes when the truth is gonna lead to a bad outcome.


23 posted on 08/15/2014 7:27:45 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The usual gang of lying journalists, race hustlers and politicians will never wait for the facts where theres political gain to be had. If a lie moves the agenda forward why not?

But whats disappointing is so many on this site haven't learned to withhold judgement until enough facts are in. We should know better.

24 posted on 08/15/2014 7:27:48 AM PDT by skeeter
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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.


25 posted on 08/15/2014 7:27:50 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: McGruff

Arrest the guy who lied. His lies hurt lots of people.


26 posted on 08/15/2014 7:28:20 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: McGruff

Oh to be in that store and see this happen, but alas I don’t frequent the zoo part of town.


27 posted on 08/15/2014 7:28:36 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: YankeeReb

“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.”


28 posted on 08/15/2014 7:28:53 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Michel Brown


29 posted on 08/15/2014 7:29:12 AM PDT by caww
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To: cripplecreek

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


30 posted on 08/15/2014 7:29:53 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

What picture? Who is be pushing around?


31 posted on 08/15/2014 7:30:13 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Settled science.)
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To: McGruff

Skittles II


32 posted on 08/15/2014 7:30:31 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

....”The guy is a giant pushing around the store owner”.....

Careful now, the family called him a “gentle” giant....


33 posted on 08/15/2014 7:30:52 AM PDT by caww
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To: Dilbert San Diego

When you are manufacturing reality time, facts and analysis are your enemy.


34 posted on 08/15/2014 7:31:03 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: McGruff

Looks like the cop did the world a favor by ridding it of this thuggish piece of trash.


35 posted on 08/15/2014 7:31:08 AM PDT by greene66
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To: txrefugee

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?


36 posted on 08/15/2014 7:31:08 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: McGruff

Well, well. Nice to know some of the story.


37 posted on 08/15/2014 7:31:10 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: greatvikingone

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”.


38 posted on 08/15/2014 7:31:44 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: McGruff

The most plausible account I’ve heard up until this point.


39 posted on 08/15/2014 7:31:49 AM PDT by R AND R IN 2012
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And, like Trayvon’s, Michael’s parents will say the police are ruining their son’s reputation.


40 posted on 08/15/2014 7:32:09 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: McGruff
Uh oh! He was just a "gentle giant" /s

Yep, Saint Trayvon II.

41 posted on 08/15/2014 7:32:14 AM PDT by Envisioning (My desire to be well informed is at odds with my desire to remain sane....)
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To: McGruff

Who’s the guy watching this , on the left? Eye witness for sure.


42 posted on 08/15/2014 7:32:55 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
Back at-cha double


43 posted on 08/15/2014 7:33:12 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
this is exactly why we all need to wait for the whole story to come out

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?

44 posted on 08/15/2014 7:33:14 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: BunnySlippers

...and just like them sue to try and cash in on their son’s demise.


45 posted on 08/15/2014 7:33:22 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: McGruff

What?

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?


46 posted on 08/15/2014 7:33:28 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: caww

* Comment removed by poster, insensitive to gangsters *


47 posted on 08/15/2014 7:33:29 AM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: McGruff

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.

s/


48 posted on 08/15/2014 7:33:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (A liberal: someone who thinks he knows more about your experience than you do.)
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To: McGruff

“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.


49 posted on 08/15/2014 7:35:14 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: TigerClaws

Do you know what happened after the policeman and Michael scuffled? I don’t.


50 posted on 08/15/2014 7:35:15 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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