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Notes On Ferguson, Mo And The Death Of Michael Brown

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I woke up this morning thinking, for a brief moment, that I’d actually get decent news on mainstream/basic media networks i.e. ABC, NBC, etc. What I’m getting is a completely half-assed version of what’s going on in Ferguson, Mo.

What’s frightening is that while I know where to get ACTUAL news on events (cable, journalists twitters/blogs, etc), way too much of the public doesn’t. And for those who don’t have access to the cable station versions of the media mentioned above, such as MSNBC, what they see/hear now is all they know to be “true”. They “know” that 18 year oldĀ Michael Brown was apparently a robbery suspect, but not that the situation with Darren Wilson began BEFORE the officer had any idea of a robbery. The information on this was released INSTEAD of the shooting report that was requested, as something to sway the public into thinking Brown deserved to be gunned down. Never mind the fact that committing such a crime STILL doesn’t warrant a suspect being shot 6 times (twice in the head) from behind. You know, unless we’ve suddenly started resorting to execution style killings without due process in this country? Continue Reading