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View Diary: Michael Brown 'was no angel', the New York Times says (234 comments)

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  •  Even kids who appear to be angels... (8+ / 0-)

    ...have done those things.

    I had a reputation, even among the other kids, for being "good."

    Yet, I let a friend talk me into shoplifting once when I was about 13.  I also got ahold of alcohol before I was legal and even drove under the influence.  I sassed adults.  I certainly walked in the middle of a street.  I had a dim view of cops and often argued with them.

    But lucky for me, I was white, and not one of those things would've gotten me gunned down.

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