Mourners gather in St. Louis for Brown funeral

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  • BU52 Provo, ut
    Aug. 26, 2014 4:38 p.m.

    Sounds like two totally different incidents and both sides will stick to their story because it benefits their narrative. The truth may come out but whichever truth it is the other side will deny it. As for white privilege, that a crock. What we have is a predominantly white culture where certain things lead to certain consequences. The Asian immigrants have figured that out and are better at school, employment, and income than even the whites. The blacks don't want to play by the white cultural rules because that would be selling out. The race baiters like the Rev. Al need to have their community hang on to the resentment and victumhood, so they can continue to make a buck off their downtrodden brethern. The true black people have to remain opposed to the white success and when someone like a Clarence Thomas or Condolesa Rice make it in the white world they are considered, not really black or Uncle Toms'.

  • Vanceone Provo, UT
    Aug. 26, 2014 1:24 p.m.

    Remember, most leftists worship cop killers. Like Mumia. So they don't have any problem with Brown assaulting Wilson. If Wilson had shot Brown to death while Brown was beating up someone, they would still be complaining--about the police officer. Because, for some reason, liberals excuse and celebrate violence when said violence is perpetrated by African Americans.

    Our current President actually started his career in the home of a man who wants to kill over 20 million Americans. He openly admits that. And our leftists don't care, or if they do, it is to celebrate it.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 26, 2014 1:17 p.m.

    From what we are hearing and seeing play out so far it appears more likely that there were no "hands in the air" and big Mike acutally charged the police officer twice - beating him up inside his car the first time and then returning to taunt the officer then charge back at him to assault him a second time as the officer shot to protect his life. Big Mike first robbed a store then provokes the situation further by walking down the middle of the street in a very bizarre fashion which may be explained by the reported Marijuana he had in his system.

    What must happen is a honest investigation of all the facts free from any interference from Eric Holder and the governor. Will that happen? Well take a look at Time Magazine with the digusting cover showing a kid on his knees with his hands in the air. This is a perhaps a precursor of what hurdles the 'real truth' coming out faces.

    "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free". Hopefully this New Testament scripture still applies to the American justice system. We shall see.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 26, 2014 1:06 p.m.

    re:Irony Guy

    "The police officer had no eye socket injury. That's a Fox News myth. There was no robbery"

    This is what the Fergeson Police Dept reported....

    "The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” He was beaten very severely."

    As far as the robery, the store video speaks for itself.

    It seems to me that you 'want' a certain senerio to play out but you aren't really interested in the truth - rather you would replace the truth with your own version which happens to support your own political bias. Closing your eyes and covering your ears doesn't make the truth disapear guy.

  • AS San Marcos, CA
    Aug. 26, 2014 10:41 a.m.

    @Loconic from Alpine, UT. There is no double standard. There has always been one standard in American society: White Privilege. That is what this nation was built on from the beginning from slavery written into the constitution, Jim Crow laws, forced segregation to our current self segregation. When an un-armed "American" gets shot by an police officer, it must be investigated and not swept under the rug. This is especially true when the history of this country is law enforcement profiling based on a person's appearance.

    I know after 200 plus years of suppression that supposedly ended in the 1960's, there was a wave of a magic wand and all Americans were on equal footing. Wrong. Are we better than we were? Maybe, but minorities today are required to be twice or three times better to be treated the same in the workplace. And often, minor mistakes, are punished much harsher and possibly with death.

    The police should have manned up and been transparent instead of trying to cover things up. It started from the first news conference when the police chief said the victim has been shot “more than just a couple of times, but not much more.”

  • dragonswife Tremtpm, UT
    Aug. 26, 2014 10:31 a.m.

    Re:Irony Guy: Kind of hard to deny police and hospital reports and surveillance video and the autopsies don't support him "walking away" or arms in the air.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Aug. 26, 2014 9:58 a.m.

    The police officer had no eye socket injury. That's a Fox News myth. There was no robbery. It was never reported and is still not reported. Michael Brown was walking in the street. Now he is dead.

    I've always told my kids not to walk in the street for fear of getting hit, but not by bullets from a ticked-off policeman.

  • Abdulameer Chicago, IL
    Aug. 26, 2014 9:31 a.m.

    Of course, the family members denounced the video which plainly shows that Mike Brown was a giant thug and not the "gentle soul" that his family and the race hustlers like Al Sharpton are portraying him. The truth hurts. No wonder they want to suppress it.

  • Loconic Alpine, UT
    Aug. 26, 2014 8:54 a.m.

    The irony of this situation is that if it had been a Black officer who shot a Black victim or even a Black officer who shot a White victim, it would be difficult to find any news coverage of the event at all. And only a fraction of the people at the funeral.

    In fact, there are multiple killings of Black on Blacks or Black on Whites literally every weekend in Chicago (Obama's home town) or NYC, and they seldom, if ever get mentioned in the media. Apparently, the only such death worth mentioning is when a Black person is killed by a White person, which statistically doesn't happen often at all. Then of course in the minds of most Black people, it's all racially motivated, regardless of extenuating circumstances.

    There's a solid double standard in American society when it comes to races and race relations. The media is afraid to point that out for fear of being labeled racist themselves. In fact, that threat scares almost everyone... even in Washington DC. It makes it nearly impossible to address issues and problems in society related to race. It's a very sad situation.

  • dragonswife Tremtpm, UT
    Aug. 26, 2014 6:34 a.m.

    Re:Irony Guy, the store video says differently. The officer's face says differently. This "little boy in a man's body," not only robbed a store, assaulted a clerk, he beat the officer's face fracturing his eye socket...Hospital records confirm this. So he was NOT the innocent little teddy bear that some are making him out to be...

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 25, 2014 3:44 p.m.

    re:Irony Guy

    First how do know he was "breaking no law"? The investigation is just beginning. Second the prime witness who happened to be the partner in crime along with Mike Brown who robbed the store prior to the shooting has a current warrent out for his arrest and has lied to police in the past ... this is documented. My point is if the prime witness has a habit of fabricating stories AND has an outstanding arrest warrant I would say there is more than reasonable doubt concerning his supposed account of what happened with Brown and the police. There are other accounts which state that Brown beat up the officer in his police car (the police does have a reported fractured eye socket) and then returned to again change at the officer while the officer was shooting. This is a completely new situation wouldn't you say? The truth of what "actually happened" will come out during the investigation (as it did with Treyvon Martin) and like Treyvon the truth may be far different than what the left wing biased media is reporting. What we don't want is a lynch mob mentality. Right???

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 25, 2014 3:17 p.m.

    "Big Mike. He was good at fixing things"

    Well according to the video in the store he was pretty good at robbery too and then physically assaulting the owner of the store. In other words - I am 6'4" and 300 lbs so watch out. As hard as the media try to portray this kid as some big fuzzy teddy bear the truth paints a much different picture as it did with Treyvon Martin as well. Big Mike was a felon and used his massive size to bully and intimidate innocent people and that does not portray a "good kid". Good kids don't rob stores or bully people. I doubt we will ever hear the truth since this has turned into nothing more than an ugly lynch mob.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Aug. 25, 2014 2:05 p.m.

    This young man who was breaking no law was shot to death by an angry, profane police officer. Will there be justice? That is the question.
    I doubt it.