via Mike Brown: Facts and dog whistles by Jonathan Korman (@miniver)
Part I here
OK. I have agreed with this in the past. However, in this case I believe that people are making uneducated and biased statements to envoke emotional responses, and I’m leery of jumping on that bandwagon.
The cigars were stolen, and the action of the much larger young man to the shopowner (no matter how much of an ass he might’ve been, he’s still being stolen from by a BIG kid), were violent in nature.
When approached by the police, he mockingly raised his hands and kept walking towards the police. Regardless of if he thought he should, or should not shoot, I think he was scared of what was going on and maybe acting on impulse. I dunno — I can’t see his face in all of these videos.
So if he’s stolen from, physically abused and threatened another human being, and then jested at a gun-waving police officer, what’s to do?
I’m still waiting on the evidence that Micheal Brown beat the liver out of the police officer, (which would make shooting as he retreated justified by acts of law), and if that really comes out…
Well. What’s your reasoning besides saying that this is a white unconcerned reaction? I’m concerned, and still waiting on further evidence even though I’m kind of swayed towards the belief that a child who steals, threatens, and then beats someone else… i don’t believe capitol punishment is due, however whatever the situation was, he most likely understood that it was a possibility he’d be shot.
I don’t like that he’s shot, or dead, and I think there should be reprocussions and help for all involved. I haven’t changed my mind in similar white cases awhile ago.