There’s a new narrative in town regarding Michael Brown. And it’s a doozy.
A documentary released over the weekend renewed tensions in Ferguson, Mo., by claiming the authorities withheld video that would have absolved Michael Brown of a robbery he was accused of committing minutes before being fatally shot by a police officer.
According to the documentary, titled Stranger Fruit that debuted at the South By Southwest (SXSW) film festival, Michael Brown was in wrong place at the wrong time because…his drug deal went bad!
The documentarian, Jason Pollock, claimed that the video showed Mr. Brown trading marijuana for cigarillos with store employees, then leaving the cigarillos behind for safekeeping. Mr. Brown returned to the store around noon to pick up his merchandise, Mr. Pollock said, not to commit a robbery.
So let me get this straight. We are now supposed to feel sorry for Michael Brown because he didn’t handle his drug deal correctly? We are supposed to feel sorry for this thug because supposedly the convenience store clerks and owner lied about what really happened and because they did, Brown got shot by a cop?? WOW. Just. WOW.