September 9, 2014 9:40 pm -

Filing for the release of of a deceased teenager’s juveinile records by  self-deemed ‘”journalists’  is simply whoremongering.The unarmed Ferguson, Missouri, teenager who was gunned down by a police officer may or may not have been a righteous citizen, but we’ll never know since his life was taken by Darren Wilson, after he fired at least 11 bullets at Michael Brown.

[su_center_ad]On Tuesday, St. Louis County judge denied a motion to release the juvenile record of Michael Brown, according to Talking Points Memo

Two different media organizations filed lawsuits last week requesting that a judge to release any juvenile arrest records for Brown.

Family Court Judge Ellen Levy Siwak denied the request without giving a reason, according to the Post-Dispatch.

While the court will not release Brown’s juvenile arrest record, a Missouri court official reportedly said that Brown was never convicted of a serious felony as a juvenile.

Even with the revelation that the deceased teenager has never been convicted of a top felony, there are two different entities trying to blame the victim of a fatal shooting.

The Rude Pundit wrote on the 14th of last month:

Let’s be fucking clear about Michael Brown: It doesn’t matter if he was the biggest drug dealer in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

It doesn’t matter if he was the baddest gangsta in the Ferguson ‘hood.

It doesn’t matter if he was the biggest pimp in the state. It doesn’t matter if he had committed robberies or purse snatchings.

It doesn’t matter how many gang signs he flashed with his hands. It doesn’t matter if he said, “Fuck tha police” every chance he got.

It doesn’t matter if he flipped off cops or grabbed his junk while looking at them. None of that justifies being gunned down by a police officer. None of it.

Of course, Michael Brown wasn’t any of the above.

Not that that matters to those seeking to demonize the victim. The police are not judge, jury and executioner. If they were, each one of us would be dead. We all have a past. I know that I do. Please, don’t shoot me. I’m just like you: I made mistakes. Mine were probably far worse than anything this teenager may or may not have done. Maybe Michael did, and maybe he didn’t. That shouldn’t be the focus of this discussion. Just take a deep breath and remember your own past. [su_csky_ad]

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.

51 responses to Judge Denies Petitions To Release Michael Brown’s Juvenile Records

  1. mea_mark September 9th, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    The records probably aren’t relevant to the case and would only cause further anguish to the family if they were released. Hasn’t his family suffered enough already, their son was unarmed and gunned down in broad daylight in the middle of the street.

    • Tommy6860 September 9th, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      All the haters have are pretentious deflections, period!

    • juicyfruityyy September 9th, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      He also was denied medical attention and laid in the street for 4 HOURS!!!

      • Skydog2 September 10th, 2014 at 1:48 am

        The dead don’t typically get medical attention.

        • granpa.usthai September 10th, 2014 at 5:34 am

          then why have CPR?

          • M D Reese September 10th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

            Good point. Skydog should wear a sign so the EMTs and passersby won’t attempt to revive them.

        • William September 10th, 2014 at 8:43 am

          Could you please explain in what world are cops granted the authority to pronounce people as deceased?
          The academy I attended didn’t include medical school.

          • Skydog2 September 10th, 2014 at 5:03 pm

            Why do you think the police pronounced him dead and not the appropriate individual?

        • juicyfruityyy September 10th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

          They don’t lay in the street for 4 hours when there is assistance available, either. They didn’t want anyone to know what happened. Would have been reported if he went to the hospital.

          • Skydog2 September 10th, 2014 at 5:02 pm

            I’ve seen no facts released to indicate whether medical attention was/wasn’t provided. Have you?

          • Carla Akins September 10th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

            From a NY Times report:

            Mr. Stone ran outside and saw two police officers, both both white men, standing near Mr. Brown, who was lying on his stomach, his arms at his sides, blood seeping from his head. Another neighbor, a woman who identified herself as a nurse, was begging the officers to let her perform CPR. They refused, Mr. Stone said, adding, “They didn’t even check to see if he was breathing.”

          • Skydog2 September 10th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

            Looks like I was wrong.

          • juicyfruityyy September 10th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

            A nurse offered to given CPR. She was denied. If you would take the time to read. You would have read it.

  2. William September 9th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    It wouldn’t matter if he left bags of flaming poop on porches AND tore the tags off mattresses. Absolutely none of that has anything to do with being shot while unarmed.

  3. NW10 September 9th, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    And let the conspiracies commence!

    • Jimmy Smith September 9th, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      People with limited intelligence see conspiracies in the minutia of every day life

    • jasperjava September 9th, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      I sure HOPE that the Attorney General is mindful of the privacy of dead teenagers, and prevent their records from being abused by vile ruthless people who want to assassinate them all over again.

      What possible use would it be to reveal Michael Brown’s peccadilloes, if indeed he had any? That’s like a lynch mob that’s not satisfied with having killed their victim, they want to perform indignities on the body. They are ghouls.

      • William September 9th, 2014 at 11:39 pm

        Nothing in his past record would even be admissible at a trial. It’s only (generally) applicable during sentencing. Mr. Brown is not a defendant or even alive, therefore the release of records would only serve as feed for the bloodthirsty buzzards who want to besmirch his reputation.

        • R.J. Carter September 10th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

          It’s admissible if the prosecution attempts to use the “gentle giant” narrative. Then it allows the defense to impeach that testimony through the introduction of records. But that’s the only way it could/should come up in the trial.

    • ChrisVosburg September 9th, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      Same Eric Holder who wouldn’t permit the release of the video footage of the cigarillo incident?

      This is lame even by “Chuck” standards. An unnamed “public official,” yet, which nomenclature is so broad that it could include a dog catcher in Fresno CA.

      • William September 9th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

        “An unnamed public official”
        Which of course is right wing wacko speak for…..

        • R.J. Carter September 10th, 2014 at 12:10 pm

          Or, you know, one of Nancy Pelosi’s “Republican colleagues.”

  4. juicyfruityyy September 9th, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    The only thing I want to hear is that, Wilson was arrested and charged. Brown was Mafia executed by Wilson, for a non-violent act, jay–walking. AFTER he surrendered. Nothing will change this fact.

    • Skydog2 September 10th, 2014 at 1:50 am

      Facts? Have the investigation been completed?

      • granpa.usthai September 10th, 2014 at 5:38 am

        no, but Michael Brown did have a funeral ceremony.

      • Carla Akins September 10th, 2014 at 8:32 am

        It’s a little tough when Ferguson Admin either won’t or can’t get Wilson to complete an incident report. Let’s have a little public service accountability. This is bullshit.

        • Skydog2 September 10th, 2014 at 8:52 am

          Wilson lack of cooperation may delay but not prevent a full accounting of the incident.

          • Carla Akins September 10th, 2014 at 9:06 am

            The fact that he’s had all this time and access to information uncovered by the investigation and the press give Wilson the opportunity to skew his report. It’s due at time of the incident for a reason. At this stage, nothing he or the Ferguson PD offers has any credibility.

          • Skydog2 September 10th, 2014 at 9:32 am

            I doubt he will testify at the trial. Witness testimony and forensic evidence will determine his fate.

  5. Skydog2 September 10th, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Did the media drop the “gentle giant” narrative?

    • granpa.usthai September 10th, 2014 at 5:36 am

      has the child stalking murderer of Trayvon Martin ever been tested for drug use?

    • RioBravoHombre September 10th, 2014 at 6:27 am

      Will racists like you ever drop the “all blacks deserve to be murdered” narrative.” Using Dwayne Allman’s image is a sick thing. He would never buy into your lying, racist beliefs.

      • Skydog2 September 10th, 2014 at 8:51 am

        Spare me you hair on fire reaction.

        Brown’s background has no relevance to this case; it doesn’t matter if he had an extensive criminal history or was a squeaky clean gentle giant. Nevertheless, his supporters AND detractors attempted to put it into play.

        • RioBravoHombre September 10th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

          Lies from a racist liar. Stop using Duane’s foto…it’s like spitting in his face, cowardly racist puke.

          • mea_mark September 10th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

            Tone it down a little please. I edited your comments.

        • RioBravoHombre September 10th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

          Why are racists like you trying to lie about Brown’s past, if you think it has no releveance. Your lies make me sick, and Duane Allman would kick your racist ass were he alive, for associating HIM with your racist shit.

          • R.J. Carter September 10th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

            Just because someone disagrees with you does not make them a racist.

          • RioBravoHombre September 10th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

            This poster has a history, both here and on other sites, of being a racist.

  6. Linda1961 September 10th, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Why aren’t they asking for Darren Wilson’s records? He’s the one who killed an unarmed teenager, who was giving himself up. Seems Wilson’s history would have a greater bearing on what happened that day than Mike Brown’s history.

    • Carla Akins September 10th, 2014 at 8:31 am

      Please Linda, you make far too much sense.

    • Skydog2 September 10th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      True. But if Wilson’s juvenile records showed a questionable past he likely wouldn’t have been accepted into the police academy.

  7. tiredoftea September 10th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    The judge made the correct decision. The only people who wanted Mr. Brown’s records were interested in continuing the smearing of him. Now, they will have to continue making things up.

    • whatthe46 September 10th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      its a damn shame isn’t it?

    • Skydog2 September 10th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Agreed. Do judges ever release juvenile arrest records?

      • tiredoftea September 10th, 2014 at 6:22 pm

        Certainly not of of victims of crimes.

  8. R.J. Carter September 10th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    In other news, I get to leave work early today because the mobs are descending on Interstate 70, and I don’t need to have a firebomb tossed at my car.

    • Carla Akins September 10th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Sure, if that’s what it takes to get to leave early…

    • Skydog2 September 10th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      When the violence starts the message gets lost.

  9. Khary A September 10th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    This was a good read. Well done A-100

    The part about our collective pasts and how most if not all would be a checkered one is the strongest marker of this whole scenario i feel. When Michael Brown was shot dead in the streets he was stripped of his right to be something that we all are, a nuanced, flawed human being that hopes that the world will nurture them as opposed to slaughter them. All this for no other reason than the myopic opinion of a hateful mind.

    • tiredoftea September 10th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      You forgot to mention innocent.

      • Khary A September 11th, 2014 at 9:29 am

        Well I’m a bit jaded and I don’t think any of us except small children are innocent, especially in this country. America has a way of pulling out your more blighted thoughts and actions. It’s why the officer to me is so wrong in his action because as a “peace officer” it is his charge to be an example of higher minded behavior. As I said before “I’m a bit jaded” so I am not completely surprised at this event though, Perhaps I’ve seen too much to allow me to believe in the purity of humanity? Despite any of this young mans past transgressions be they factual or perceived, large or small he, no one deserved this. Being executed for a lark or even worse to be made an example of is reprehensible and if there is any justice left in this country a reckoning will happen for Wilson’s actions.