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NY Times Under Fire for Calling
Michael Brown ‘No Angel’

Mediaite, by Evan McMurry

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Posted By:Drive, 8/25/2014 11:04:08 AM

A New York Times piece on Michael Brown’s final weeks before he was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is getting flack on Twitter for its characterization of Brown as “no angel” due to his recent “dabbling” in rap lyrics and at least one “scuffle”: Critics were quick to point out that past drug use and lyrics about the same were hardly enough to indict white figures, though we all hold our breath for David Allen Coe‘s obit:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 8/25/2014 11:11:02 AM     (No. 9980013)

Might be interesting to see if he has a juvenile record too. It´s not much fun when truth does not match with spin.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: starboard, 8/25/2014 12:19:45 PM     (No. 9980178)

It´s obvious this kid was no gentle giant. The surveillance tape shows him to be a bully and would not be surprised he has a history of this type of demeanor.
I admire the DA and the authorities for keeping everything as quiet as possible.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/25/2014 12:41:47 PM     (No. 9980215)

http://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/michaelbrowngunhawaiianpunchcash.jpg



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Reply 4 - Posted by: jglas, 8/25/2014 12:45:20 PM     (No. 9980225)

Robbing convenience stores isn´t exactly angelic though apparently in the inner city and certain ´burbs it can be considered righteous. Then it probably depends on whether one thinks God looks more like Morgan Freeman or Charlton Heston.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Libertygal, 8/25/2014 6:08:19 PM     (No. 9980711)

Sorry, #3, but that photo is NOT Michael. It was later found to be another thug who killed his own mother witha hammer. While emotions run high on the event in Ferguson, we LDotters should strive for truth, and that link and image are not true.

It does not discount that Michael, in his own image, was a thug, but, that image is just making LDotters look bad if the post is left uncontended.


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