August 15, 2014 4:09 pm -

It’s news to Officer Darren Wilson that Michael Brown was a robbery suspect.

[su_center_ad]Police Chief Thomas Jackson said that Brown and a friend were stopped “because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.”

Earlier in the day, police identified the officer who killed Brown as Darren Wilson, 28. They also released surveillance footage of the convenience store robbery, in which Brown was suspected of stealing a box of cigars and assaulting a clerk.

Brown’s family released a statement denouncing the police for smearing the teen’s name and blaming the victim. The statement described Brown’s death as a “brutal assassination” in broad daylight.

The police chief defended his decision to release the surveillance tape, saying that he was trying to satisfy the news media’s repeated requests for information.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to Cop Who Shot Michael Brown Didn’t Know He Was A Robbery Suspect

  1. Eric Trommater August 15th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    The DOJ needs to take this investigation over. It’s obvious FPD is not ready for prime time after a stunt like this. How stupid can they be? How can we take anything they say seriously now?

    • Anomaly 100 August 15th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Agreed. It’s way past time

      • mea_mark August 15th, 2014 at 4:28 pm

        I have been saying that since it started. Day one it sounded like a cover-up. Nothing is going “by the book” if you will, it’s all a clusterfu)k of people trying to cover their butts.

        • Eric Trommater August 15th, 2014 at 4:37 pm

          That you have @mea_mark:disqus and this stunt has totally changed my view of this case. I still say Anonymous are a bunch of mean bullies though lol,

    • Always Right August 15th, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      Independent investigation yes. DOJ, no. The DOJ doesn’t have a very good track record of getting to the truth or if he does, not sharing them accurately.

      We still need to get all the facts before declaring anyone innocent or guilty.

  2. R.J. Carter August 15th, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    This gets weirder.

    Just saw a twitter stream that appears to be someone live-tweeting the night of the shooting, on the scene, with images taken.

    In the stream, the guy tweets “apparently he stole some rellos” — which means that, on Aug 9, as he was tweeting, he knew that Mike Brown “apparently” stole cigars. So if he’s on the scene and knows this is being brought up, how can the chief say that the officer didn’t know about it?

    Head. Hurts.

    • Anomaly 100 August 15th, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      That makes sense to no one ever. Ferguson cops need to be forthcoming and the only way to get to that point (apparently) is with an outside source.

  3. labman57 August 15th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    As I surmised earlier today, it appears that Chief Jackson only wanted to release information which he believed would exonerate Officer Wilson of wrong-doing, and he is deliberately withholding any and all details that would indicate improper action was taken during the altercation that led to Michael Brown’s death.

    Had Jackson believed that Brown was not involved in the cigar theft, it is likely that these details would not have been made public either.

  4. Cosmic_Surfer August 15th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Let’s blame the victim. I guess they forgot the “we beat Rodney King ‘cuz he was ‘suspicious'” defense doesn’t work…oh, wait

    These assholes forget – The whole world is watching