Police released a surveillance video from the Ferguson Market, taken before the shooting. It shows what appears to be Michael Brown stealing a box of Swisher Sweets, cheap cigars for people who don’t smoke cigars, and then pushing a store employee.
The surveillance video from the store:
After watching the video, I find myself not really feeling sorry that Michael Brown was shot and killed. Not that I think he deserved to die for stealing a box of Swisher Sweets or for pushing a store employee. It’s just that judging solely from the video, he doesn’t look like a very nice person. He doesn’t look like the type of person I would want to interact with. He looks like he was a jerk who was more than willing to steal and put his hands on someone much smaller than him.
I just don’t feel sorry for violent people when violence is then visited upon them.
What comes around, goes around. Like Jesus used to say, live by the sword, die by the sword. After Michael Brown ripped off that box of Swisher Sweets and grabbed and then shoved a store clerk, he then reportedly put his hands on a cop.
Oops. It sucks to be him, but I don’t feel sorry for him.