Michael Brown/Ferguson Shooting FAQ

Via Metafilter:

“A BRIEF MICHAEL BROWN/FERGUSON FAQ:

Q: What’s going on?
A: A cop murdered a kid and his department is trying to cover up for him.

Q: Is any other part of this story important?
A: No.

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EXTENDED FAQ:

Q: But what about the convenience store thing?
A: Not important. A cop murdered a kid and his department is trying to cover up for him.

Q: All’s I’m saying is, what IF Brown really assaulted a convenience store clerk?
A: We’ll have time to talk about the appalling criminality of shoplifting and shoving people after we talk about the part where a cop murdered a kid, and then his department tried to cover up for him.

Q: I heard some protestors were trying to loot liquor stores.
A: Things go to shit when the institutions in charge of maintaining civility and order completely fucking fail to do so. A cop murdered a kid and his department is trying to cover up for him. That is literally a failure of civilization.

Q: How about—
A: A cop murdered a kid and his department is trying to cover up for him.”

From the massive thread  http://www.metafilter.com/142029/Escalating-Tensions-in-Ferguson-Missouri#5701312

Image from Michael Brown’s funeral http://www.ibtimes.com/mike-brown-funeral-stepmom-says-ferguson-teen-prophesied-his-own-death-slideshow-1669250

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