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Bjorn Against

(12,041 posts)
Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:12 PM Aug 2014

Racists are trying to portray Michael Brown as an animal just like they did to Trayvon Martin

So let me get this straight.

We are supposed to believe that Michael Brown first attacked Derek Wilson and tried to reach for his gun, but then he started to run away. After Brown gets a short distance away we are being told he changed his mind and decided to turn around and go back.

Seriously?

Are we really supposed to be so stupid to think Brown would change his mind and decide to run back towards the guy with a gun pointed at him? Unfortunately that is not even the only stupid thing we are being told to believe by Wilson's defenders, the next part of their story is even dumber.

Not only are we supposed to believe Brown decided to turn back after he already started running, but we are also supposed to believe he bent over and tried to charge the officer like he was some kind of animal. It is probably only a matter of time before the people arguing in Wilson's defense claim that Brown bared his teeth and growled like a rabid dog before he charged.

People actually expect us to "wait for the facts" on such an obvious piece of shit excuse like this? Sorry but I don't have to wait for any more facts to know that this is a bullshit story. The story has about as much plausibility as a claim that Brown was really killed by space aliens. It is absurd bullshit and I don't need to wait several months for a trial to tell me it is absurd bullshit. I fully support Officer Wilson's right to a fair trial, but when his defense is so damn stupid I am not going to pretend that I think there is a possibility that the murder of Michael Brown was justified in any way.

This story is just as absurd as George Zimmerman's story that Trayvon Martin jumped out of the bushes and repeatedly banged his head into the concrete. Again this is the sort of attack that sounds more like something an animal would do than a human would do, but racists consider black people to be animals so they embraced the accusation that Martin slammed Zimmerman's head into the concrete repeatedly no matter how absurd the accusation was.

Let's be clear; neither Brown nor Martin were animals and we should not be expected to believe they would attack people like animals. I don't need racists telling me to wait several months for the "facts" before I reject their racist bullshit.

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Racists are trying to portray Michael Brown as an animal just like they did to Trayvon Martin (Original Post) Bjorn Against Aug 2014 OP
I wonder why the media isn't exploring this pattern? kenfrequed Aug 2014 #1
They should be asking those questions, but doing so might harm their ratings Bjorn Against Aug 2014 #2
real journalism in mainstream media died long ago Marrah_G Aug 2014 #4
The narrative is already out on social media Marrah_G Aug 2014 #3

kenfrequed

(7,865 posts)
1. I wonder why the media isn't exploring this pattern?
Tue Aug 19, 2014, 11:02 PM
Aug 2014

I mean, shouldn't they at least be asking the questions about who is portraying this man in this manner and why?

Bjorn Against

(12,041 posts)
2. They should be asking those questions, but doing so might harm their ratings
Tue Aug 19, 2014, 11:47 PM
Aug 2014

It is sad that our media tends to value money over justice, but they do.

Marrah_G

(28,581 posts)
3. The narrative is already out on social media
Wed Aug 20, 2014, 12:33 PM
Aug 2014

When a young unarmed black man is killed and people get all "uppity" and speak out you can count on two things on social media- A picture of Malcom X or Sharpton saying something racist or bigoted (decades ago) and a story of a white unarmed boy being killed with a caption asking why no one is protesting.

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