A new documentary was released Sunday which is meant to restart Ferguson, exonerate Michael Brown of the robbery he committed moments before he attacked the police officer who killed him in self-defense. The filmmaker also wants Officer Wilson in jail as he assumes medical expertise he doesn’t have about how Brown died.
A new video of what might have been an exchange of drugs for cigarillos is an attempt to prove he didn’t rob the store, he was merely drug dealing. Brown’s mother says her son didn’t do drugs, it was merely an exchange. You will see as you read on, the much-touted documentary changes nothing but it might stir up the turmoil again and help the parents’ lawsuit.
The documentary called Stranger Fruit by Jason Pollack allegedly includes a video from the early morning hours on the day Brown died which Pollack says shows Michael Brown exchanged pot for cigarillos and then came back to the store hours later, not to rob the store, but to pick up the cigarillos.
The New York Times reports the footage shows Brown entering the store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, shortly after 1 a.m.. He approaches the counter, hands over an item that appears to be a small bag and takes a shopping sack filled with cigarillos. Mr. Brown is shown walking toward the door with the sack, then turning around and handing the cigarillos back across the counter before exiting. He is interpreted by the fimmaker as having left the cigarillos for safekeeping until he could pick them up later.
The storekeeper’s attorney said there was no such transaction and the reason Brown returned the cigarillos is because he was walking out of the store with stolen merchandise and they wanted it back.
This is the new footage.
— alex medina (@mrmedina) March 12, 2017
Michael Brown’s death was built around the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” lie concocted by his accomplice who later admitted it wasn’t true.
The robbery isn’t the reason Brown died. He wasn’t killed because he stole a few cigars. It was the confrontation with Officer Wilson in which Brown fought with the officer and later charged at him. Video and eyewitness testimony verified the officer’s account. An autopsy backed up the officer’s testimony that Brown reached for his gun.
The New York Times, though they appear to be on the side of stirring up Ferguson again, admits none of this changes anything: “Regardless of what happened at the store in the early-morning hours, the new security footage does not resolve long-simmering questions about Mr. Brown’s encounter with Officer Darren Wilson along a Ferguson street that day. Officer Wilson, who claimed that he feared for his life and had been assaulted by Mr. Brown, was cleared of criminal wrongdoing by a county grand jury and federal civil rights investigators.”
There is no doubt Brown assaulted the store owner.
Next is the original video clip of Brown and his altercation with the store clerk he towered over. Then Attorney General Eric Holder tried to suppress this tape at the time.
The usual troublemakers are out stirring things up and Al Sharpton has already been interviewed by NBC. The media is hot on this story though it changes nothing. So instead of robbing the store and manhandling the owner, he was dealing drugs and manhandling the owner? What does that change? The robbery was tangental to the ultimate death of Michael Brown.
The media is leaving out the details of the story.
Michael Brown handed off the cigarillos to his friend so he could wrestle for the officer’s gun the day he died. Then, after he ran away and the officer got out of his car and ordered him to stop, Brown stopped, turned and charged at the officer. That’s when Officer Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in self-defense. The media is not discussing any of this, just the illogical story that trading cigarillos for drugs is somehow better than stealing the cigarillos.
The new footage re: #MikeBrown is a another reminder that he should be alive today.
— deray mckesson (@deray) March 12, 2017