Which doubles as a warning to the rest of the media: Investigate the character of Michael Brown and we’ll brand you a racist.
In an effort to uncover more information about slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch filed a petition to obtain Brown’s juvenile records. The paper reported last week that he wasn’t facing serious felony charges at the time of his death. And earlier this week, a judge denied the petitions both by the Post-Dispatch and gotnews.com.
Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump, however, is rather upset with the Post-Dispatch for engaging in this kind of “racist speculation’ about Brown’s character while not putting any of the same zeal into digging up information on the man who shot Brown, Officer Darren Wilson.
He doesn’t like inquiries into Michael Browns character, most likely because some ‘dirt’ will surface, so he calls that racist.
But, the same rules don’t apply if looking into Officer Wilson’s background? Most likely ‘no dirt’ will surface. Lawyer Crump probably knows it, and doesn’t like that much so he pull the only ‘card’ he’s got – the infamous ‘race card’ – in doing so it puts his own credibility down to about… Zero.
Again, how is it that, just because you are a minority you somehow cannot be (a) racist? This is exactly what this ‘lawyer’ Crump is exposing.