Mainstream Media and Michael Brown

Michael Brown’s profile doesn’t describe a kid who would snatch a gun from a cop’s hand while walking home to his grandmother’s. Yet that is precisely the absurd claim that Ferguson police are putting forth.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Given a long history in American policing of covering up police misconduct – and the readiness of a majority of the public to believe the worst about black men – it’s not surprising they’re making the claim. More problematic is when media outlets parrot Ferguson PD’s absurd version of events.

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