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  •  I just feel that at the very least (4+ / 0-)

    it is a simple thought exercise that anyone with a ounce of empathy can do.

    I'm also getting tired of the reference to the "assault" of the store clerk that took place in the video. I had only seen the stills yesterday, and watching the video actually made it seem more tame. The term "shoved" or "pushed around" is about the maximum synonym I would use for what happened in that store.

    Ray Rice assaulted his girlfriend in an elevator. Michael Brown pushed a store clerk, and may or may not have made off with a box of cigars. That clerk suffered no physical harm whatsoever. To hear people talk about it you would think Brown tossed him across the room into a rack of candy bars. The clerk initiated the physical contact and Brown pushed him back about 1 and a half times. And THIS is the evidence people are pointing to when portraying Michael Brown as a thuggish psychopath?? Give me a break.

    America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

    by jjstraka34 on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 03:48:54 PM PDT

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