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Originally posted to Comics on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT.

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  •  Excellent cartoon... (4+ / 0-)

    And contrary to what many would have us believe, Michael Brown's 'flashback' would have been the fact that he beat the odds and graduated with honors from a severely disadvantaged high school...
    That he was literally days away from starting college when he was gunned down in the street by a cop.
    One can only wonder what 'flashback' is being invented for that cop as he continues to be shielded from public scrutiny.

    "These 'Yet To Be' United States" --James Baldwin-- -6.75, -5.78

    by kevinbr38 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 07:12:56 AM PDT

  •  Cheez, (1+ / 0-)
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    PSzymeczek

    the Comics Code's as dead as that smuggler! And I suppose Nathoo found the spear behind the hut. How convenient.

  •  I'd like to see the flashback to when (3+ / 0-)

    Officer Wilson received the "serious facial injuryā€¯ that he is now supposed to have incurred in the altercation before he fired the fatal shots.

    The continuing lack of anything except the stories of the now hundreds of "eyewitnesses" that cable news keeps playing, over and over, is doing nothing to bring justice in this case.  The story is now more about the coverage of the story, and the rioting, than what actually happened.  I am amazed at how journalists can feel that it is professional to take sides, when they are supposed to be covering the news and providing facts.  

    Note to Don Lemon.   You are not the story.  

    Much madness is divinest sense, much sense divinest madness.

    by SpamNunn on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 07:28:17 AM PDT

    •  "Serious facial injury..." (3+ / 0-)
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      PSzymeczek, flowerfarmer, Creosote

      Does that sound familiar? It's just like after the Trayvon Martin murder, when his killer, George Zimmerman, suddenly had a broken nose and cuts on his bald-ass head. Officer Darren Wilson's injuries were probably minor, perhaps even bogus, as well. Who knows, when when the City of Ferguson's public officials and the police department have shielded this racist killer from ANY sort of public scrutiny?

      Have you ever watched the TV show, "Face-Off," on the Syfy Channel? You can work WONDERS with prostheses and makeup nowadays. The Ferguson police department probably called in a makeup specialist to do some "work" that would make Wilson's face look like it had been bruised and battered by Michael Brown. Conspiracy theory? Paranoia? Perhaps, but I think the jackasses running the City of Ferguson would do ANYTHING to cover up this fatal faux pas.

      Also, the entire matter of leaving that poor kid's lifeless body lying in the street for hours after the fatal shooting is suspect. (Then again, what about this entire incident HASN'T been suspect?) I think the police department was trying to think up a plan, like how they could alter the crime scene or get their stories straight, but there were too many witnesses for them to get away with that, thank God. I'm sure you saw the photos of the two cops standing close to the spot where Michael's body was lying, shot dead and left like a dog in the streets. You can just imagine those two creeps' conversation. "Dude, you REALLY fucked up this time. Jeez, how are we gonna justify THIS one to the public? I think we're gonna have some serious 'splaining to do when THIS shit hits the fan."

      •  I am glad to see that you are still open minded (0+ / 0-)

        about the whole thing.

        Officer Darren Wilson's injuries were probably minor, perhaps even bogus, as well.

        Much madness is divinest sense, much sense divinest madness.

        by SpamNunn on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 11:20:23 AM PDT

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        •  Perhaps I'd be more open-minded... (0+ / 0-)

          If I were given more information upon which to base my judgment. Thus far, the only witnesses I've heard interviewed have given accounts which are critical of Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. How can the public form a reasonable opinion otherwise, since the City of Ferguson's city officials and police department have chosen to release little to no information about Wilson's background, both professional and personal, from which to make a better-informed judgment regarding this tragic incident.

          I have learned that the victim of the fatal shooting, Michael Brown, is alleged to have stolen a box of cigars from a cigarette store, and that he allegedly tested positive for marijuana, according to the city's official autopsy. I know he struggled through a pathetic school system with bogus accreditation in a poverty-stricken area, and he actually graduated from a shitty high school and was scheduled to start college this year. When public officials begin to criminalize the victim, as in this case, then their claims of a "fair and thorough" investigation doesn't pass the smell test.

          So far, all I know about the elusive Officer Darren Wilson is that he's a nice, quiet guy who received some sort of police commendation once-upon-a-time. Oh, and that he now claims to have some sort of eye or facial injury from his supposed physical altercation with Michael Brown. However, how is the public to ascertain whether or not there WAS such an injury, when the Ferguson police department is whitewashing their investigation and niggarizing the victim, yet Officer Wilson has totally ghosted? How can one NOT feel a cover-up is taking place?

  •  The Corollary to Chekhov's gun (1+ / 0-)
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    PSzymeczek

    is the Bolling backstory. :-)

  •  This is brilliant! /nt (1+ / 0-)
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    justaHippie
  •  very comic-meta (1+ / 0-)
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    justaHippie

    I like it. Not every day you see a comic strip engage in the  deconstruction of narrative conventions.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 12:11:49 PM PDT

  •  Hmmm, sorry, but I don't "get it". (0+ / 0-)

    "Three things cannot be long hidden: The Sun, The Moon, and The Truth." Buddha

    by Grandson named me Papa on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 05:25:05 PM PDT

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