In the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown, there has been a lot of jumping to conclusions that this is the case of a bad cop killing an innocent unarmed young Black man. Not to mention the portrayals of Brown as a “gentle giant”, etc.
But then we saw footage of him robbing a store and manhandling the owner just before the shooting. And then there were reports that he was coming after the cop when he was shot.
And now there are reports (which I am not in a position to confirm) that the cop sustained severe facial injuries. It appears Brown smashed the policeman’s eye socket.
The more that comes out, the more the Bad Cop vs. Young Black Victim narrative seems not to be applicable here.
Now I am not going to jump to conclusions either. There are conflicting versions out there of what happened. But the race-baiters should be called out for jumping to conclusions and feeding the unrest in Ferguson.