A sh*t stirring documentary filmmaker has surfaced with what he claims is new video evidence that Michael Brown was innocent and thus did not deserve to be shot and killed. The result has been new protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the town where Brown was gunned down while trying to take a police officer’s gun away from him.
Nothing here is of interest except to professional anti-racist cop haters. Michael Brown was a ghetto rat who deserved his fate.
By the way, the sh*t stirrer is a … you guessed it … a (((tribeman.)))
ST. LOUIS • Citing previously unseen surveillance footage, a documentary that debuted Saturday at a popular film festival in Austin, Texas, claims that Michael Brown didn’t rob a Ferguson convenience store moments before he was fatally shot by police Aug. 9, 2014.
It instead asserts that Brown’s altercation with the shop was part of a misunderstanding tied to a possible drug transaction he had with store employees on a prior visit.
The new surveillance video used in the film, “Stranger Fruit,” suggests Brown first showed up at Ferguson Market and Liquor about 1 a.m., many hours before he and police faced off.
Filmmaker Jason Pollock argues that Brown first exchanged a small amount of marijuana with store clerks for two boxes of cigarillos in his early morning visit that day, according to a clip of the documentary included in a story by the New York Times.
At the last second before leaving the store, Brown gave the cigarillos back to the store clerks who put them behind the counter, according to the clip. The documentary asserts that Brown left the merchandise at the store to retrieve at a later point.
After Brown was shot by then- Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson later that day near Canfield Green Apartments, police released video of Brown strong arming his way out of the same store with cigarillos. His encounter with Wilson soon followed.
“Mike did not rob the store,” says the film narrator.
“It was a misunderstanding,” Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, adds.
On Sunday, Ferguson Market co-owner And Patel disputed part of the documentary’s account. He said he wasn’t working the night the newly released footage was shot. If some kind of transaction or exchange occurred then, Patel said, he isn’t aware of it.
But Patel, 59, said that during the later encounter at the store, Brown “grabbed the cigarillos and stole them.”
Patel is the man being grabbed and shoved by Brown in the previously released video recorded minutes before Brown’s fatal encounter with Wilson.
During that Aug. 9 encounter, Patel said, Brown grabbed the cigarillos, knocking some of them to the ground. Patel says he came around from behind the register to the front of the counter and demanded payment from Brown for the cigarillos. That is when Brown grabbed him and shoved him backward into a display of snacks, Patel said. A customer then called 911, Patel said.
The video evidence in question is embedded below. The store owner’s attorney claims that the video has been edited to make Brown appear to innocent of the later theft.
CNN reports that a small group of protesters has taken to the streets in Ferguson on Sunday night. The report also discusses the controversy over the new evidence.