Officer Darren Wilson was responding to a sick call last Saturday when dispatch alerted him that two young black men had robbed a Kwik Shop. “Brown grabbed a box of Swisher Sweet cigars and handed them to Johnson,” says the report. “[REDACTED] witnessed [REDACTED] tell Brown that he had to pay for those cigars first. That is when Brown reached across the counter and grabbed numerous packs of Swisher Sweets and turned to leave the store.” When a bystander attempted to stop Brown from leaving, Brown allegedly “grabbed [him] by the shirt and forcefully pushed him back into a display rack.”Here's what's going to happen next: Folks are going to focus on the policeman's action and not the fact that Brown was clearly a "thug" who just committed a felony. There will be zero outrage directed at the Brown family for raising a thug who thinks that robbing a store of cigars and beating on the owner (who was much shorter than Brown). No one will hold the Brown family for adding to the danger in their community. There will be zero outrage at whoever it was that wrote "snitches get stitches" on the robbery victim's store after vandalizing it. Watch.
Friday, August 15, 2014
So Mr. Brown had just robbed a store. The same store that folks tore up and wrote "snitches get stitches" on.