Because it's the right thing to do, I was wrong

Michael Brown’s Criminal Records With a Side of Crow

STOP THE RUMORS! DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE POSTING! Here are some interesting facts. The thing about them is that they ARE facts. But NOT about this Michael Brown.

Michael Brown’s ADULT criminal record:
Description: Burglary – 1st Degree { Felony B RSMo: 569.160 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1401000
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD
Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD
Description: Assault 1st Degree – Serious Physical Injury { Felony A RSMo:565.050 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1301100
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD
Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Also a member of the Vice Lords gang, 6’3″ and nearly 300 lbs.
What else would be found if his juvie record was unsealed ? How about this?
Brown has a second degree murder charge on his juvenile arrest record. This is the objective truth. This man committed a murder before he was 18 years old. Why should anyone applaud his behavior, or try to blame an officer of the LAW for doing his job?

NOTE: This was a comment at http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/nov/29/several-protesters-taken-custody-ferguson/. The comments have now been removed.

Upon doing my research, I found this on Scopes dot com which actually researches rumors:

“Cynthia Harcourt, a lawyer for the juvenile officer of St. Louis County Family Court, said after the hearing that she could neither confirm nor deny the existence of a juvenile record for Mr. Brown. Missouri state law prohibits the records of most juvenile court proceedings from being released to the public. But she said Mr. Brown had no juvenile cases involving serious felony charges or convictions, including murder, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Those felony records would not be required to be confidential and would have been released, but none exist for Mr. Brown, Ms. Harcourt said.

Additionally, local news sources confirmed that Mike Brown was not facing any criminal complaints at the time of his death.

The list of charges that are cited in the “Example” block above and proffered as documenting Michael Brown’s criminal record above appear to have been drawn from a Missouri court search in which someone found a case involving some other Michael Brown and mistakenly assumed that person was the teenager killed in Ferguson. However, that case record (3SL-CR12675-01, ST V MICHAEL R BROWN) referenced someone with a similar but different name (Michael R. Brown vs. Michael Brown, Jr.), who lived in a different Missouri town (Troy vs. Crestwood) and was born in a different year (1997 vs. 1996) than the Michael Brown who was shot in Ferguson.

Last updated:   5 September 2014
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/brown.asp#rt1fA2Ju8Cv5t458.99

Michael Brown had no arrests for any serious crimes.  If he had, even as a juvenile, they would have been made public in Missouri.  I do not know who the Michael Brown is that has all these arrests, but he was not the one shot in Ferguson.

I have said it would not surprise me if he did have a juvie record.  I was wrong.  IF he does, it is for minor offenses. My apologies to him, his family, and my readers for not checking.
L

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Holidays, Thanksgiving

On This Day In The World, November 27, 2014: Just a few reasons to be grateful

I love this! Doesn’t this prayer just say it all at this time of year?

A Simple Prayer That Says Oh, So Much!

For food where many walk in hunger;
For faith where many walk in fear;
For friends where many walk alone;
We give you thanks O Lord.

Robert Duvall’s character in the movie “Seven Days In Utopia”

May you and yours have the happiest of Thanksgivings. Even with all that is going on in our country we each have so much to give thanks for. May we never become ungrateful.

Thank You, L–d!
~ ~ Happy Thanksgiving ~ ~

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FYI, Just because it's the right thing to do

On This Day In The World, November 26, 2014: A Need and A Truth

URGENT NEED:  HAVE YOU SEEN ME?

Lisa Whitehead Ritchey and Tonjia Davis Vaughn shared WTOL NEWS 11‘s photo.

PLEASE SHARE: Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton have been missing since Thanksgiving 2010. They would now be 9, 11 and 12 years old. These are brand new, age-progressed photos of what the boys may look like today.  Please SHARE these photos.  STORY: http://shout.lt/J7WR

PLEASE SHARE: Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton have been missing since Thanksgiving 2010. They would now be 9, 11 and 12 years old. These are brand new, age-progressed photos of what the boys may look like today.

Please SHARE these photos.

STORY: http://shout.lt/J7WR

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You know, I have never been afraid to address the elephant in the room, and have no problem speaking truths others are too pc to say.  Truth is truth.   It may not always bring comfort.  It may shake up what some believe.  It may paint some people in a really bad light.  But the truth is the truth, difficult as it may be to swallow.  Happy Lala Land is sweet unless it is intended to bring a nation to its knees, then the truth needs to be addressed and accepted. Peace?  Not till this happens, folks.  Not till this happens.

Just my opines,
L

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Just My Opines

On This Day In The World, November 24, 2014: A prayer for our nation- updated

Monday November 24, 2014

I sit here on my couch this morning at times literally holding my breath and wondering what shape our great nation will be in tonight.  Or Tuesday morning, or Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  As the Grand Jury verdict looms near in the Officer Wilson/Michael Brown shooting case in Ferguson, Missouri I read about those in the black community that are gearing up “…for vigils and protests in at least two dozen cities no matter what decision is announced” according to Al Sharpton of the National Action Network.  WHAT????  “No matter what decision is announced”?  Are they serious????

I certainly understand protesting an injustice (when one has been committed, which I do not believe one was in this situation).  I firmly believe in our right to gather and let our voices be heard. HOWEVER what many in the black community are doing is nothing short of looking for an opportunity to stir up racial discord and trouble.

I respect those that will peacefully protest the verdict.  They are well within their rights.  There will be many, though, that will use this opportunity to rape and pillage their very own communities.  Yes, just like in the medieval  days.  These thugs and hoodlums are not one bit better than that.  In fact, they are just plain evil.  At least the olden warriors were conquering foreign lands.  These jerks are destroying their own cities!

I recently read an article titled OLD BLACK VET SPEAKS OUT, DYING WITH CANCER on a friend’s fb page. I have no idea who wrote it.  It has always been signed by anonymous.  I don’t know if they were white, black, brown, yellow, red, orange, or green.  I do know that it started going the online rounds in 2004 and has shown up numerous places and with various edits such as victim and city names since then.  And now is one of those times.  I did not write it but I do agree.  The article blasts the rioters and the “race riots” we have over a black being killed by a white when numerous more blacks are killed by blacks, and numerous more whites are killed by blacks.  But nothing is said about that.  The author states that many of these young black men shot by whites, but by no means all, are thugs, have long criminal records, or are criminals and just haven’t gotten caught yet, and so often bring it on themselves.  He also states that when certain “Civil Rights leaders” (aka Al Sharpton) visit the black community they then get in an uproar with many of them acting like uncivilized barbarians destroying their own communities.

Let me preface this by stating that there is not one bigoted, racist bone in my body.  I have always had very close, very dear friends of African Heritage.  I was a sub for years.  I have 1,200 kids.  MANY of them are Black, Brown, Negro, of African Heritage, whichever you choose.  They know I love them, dearly.  So for me, this has nothing to do with color, but everything to do with choices and behaviors.

When I was a sub, I used a sentence they had to write if they gave me grief:

“I must learn to control my behavior in such a way as to showing respect to myself, my peers, those in authority over me, and everyone and everything else at all times as is befitting a ________ grade student- since my behavior is a direct result of the choices that I make, and I, and I alone, am responsible for the choices I make this means that I and I alone am responsible for my behavior and I can and must choose it appropriately.”

My sentence went on and on and on in this vein.  To write it one time took sixteen lines.  MOST of the kids had rather behave than have 50 of those babies to write overnight.  Notice I said, “MOST”.  There are always those few.  The same with the Ferguson situation.  Most of the people are good, hardworking souls upset about a situation.  They have been grossly misled, but are good people.

I am terribly sorry that this whole situation happened.  I pray for all involved.  But the facts are the facts.  I only ask that everyone everywhere look at  the facts before acting.

  • This case should have nothing to do with the color of anyone’s skin.  Reverse the colors, would it make any difference?  If so, why?  Yet people are making it purely a racial thing.
  • Even if Ferguson’s Police Department is bigoted, Michael Brown was still a thief, a thug, a bully, and an illegal drug user.
  • Michael Brown brought this on by his earlier behavior when he attacked Officer Wilson in his squad car.
  • Officer Wilson had already had round one with the guy, and when he saw round two about to start, feared for his safety.
  • The above fact makes this “a righteous shoot”.  I can not fathom anybody not responding in the same manner Officer Wilson did when faced with a 6′ 3” 300+ lb. man who had already attacked once and was aggressively advancing toward them again.
  • A taser would not have been the weapon of choice. Officer Wilson already knew Michael Brown intended to do him personal bodily harm, if not kill him.  Michael Brown had to be stopped. If he had missed with a taser, he would have  been screwed!
  • S T O P  MAKING MICHAEL BROWN OUT TO BE A GOOD LITTLE BOY-NEXT-DOOR!  He wasn’t!  The store video proves that.
  • Officer Wilson is a well-trained officer of the Law, and a human.  When faced with the threat of personal harm, he defended himself.
  • Even if the prosecutors are bigots, they are not the ones handing down the verdict, the Grand Jury is.

I pray for our nation today, that we still stand great and even more as one tomorrow, and not ripped apart by bigotry and the hatred of a few who have been given a voice.

Again, it has  n o t h i n g  to do with color, but everything to do with people’s choices and behaviors.

May Justice truly be served, even if it goes against Michael Brown, and may it be accepted as the truth by all.

As always,

L    

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Just to prove my case that it is not about Michael Brown getting shot while unarmed, it is about a white man shooting a black man, did you notice that no one said one single word about the black officer shooting a 12-year-old in Cleveland when the child pulled a toy gun while in a rec center full of kids.

And isn’t that sad.  Be it said that the race of the child was not told.  Nevertheless…

I wonder what would be said if it had been a white cop?

*Said with my head shaking sadly*

Just sayin’,

L    

UPDATE: The verdict was just announced- Ferguson, MO: Michael Brown shooting: Officer Wilson found not guilty on all charges, no indictment given.  Michael Brown charged officer Wilson who felt threatened and it was agreed that lethal force was justified.  Evidence contradicted witnesses stating he was running away, so physical evidence weighed more heavily in judgment than witnesses.  Many witnesses changed story when heard physical evidence.

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Holidays, Veterans Day

On this day in the world, November 11, 2014 Remembering our Military Vets

I had not heard about this until today and just had to share:

A chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, told of an incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon on 9/11.

A daycare facility inside the Pentagon had many children, including infants who were in heavy cribs. The daycare supervisor, looking at all the children they needed to evacuate, was in a panic over what they could do.

There were many children, mostly toddlers, as well as the infants that would need to be taken out with the cribs. There was no time to try to bundle them into carriers and strollers.

Just then a young Marine came running into the center and asked what they needed. After hearing what the center director was trying to do, he ran back out into the hallway and disappeared. The director thought, “Well, here we are, on our own.”

About 2 minutes later, that Marine returned with 40 other Marines in tow. Each of them grabbed a crib with a child, and the rest started gathering up toddlers. The director and her staff then helped them take all the children out of the center and down toward the park near the Potomac …

Once they got about 3/4 of a mile outside the building, the Marines stopped in the park, and then did a fabulous thing – they formed a circle with the cribs, which were quite sturdy and heavy, like the covered wagons in the Old West.

Inside this circle of cribs, they put the toddlers, to keep them from wandering off. Outside this circle were the 40 Marines, forming a perimeter around the children and waiting for instructions. There they remained until the parents could be notified and come get their children.

The chaplain then said, “I don’t think any of us saw nor heard of this on any of the news stories of the day. It was an incredible story of our men there.” There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

The thought of those Marines and what they did and how fast they reacted; could we expect any less from them? It was one of the most touching stories from the Pentagon.

It’s the Military, not the politicians that ensure our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It’s the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.

If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the military, please pass this on and pray for our men and women, who have served and are currently serving our country, and pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

“GOD BLESS AMERICA ” www.PrayAtNoonToday.com

I would expect no less from our American Military.  It makes me proud of them.  It makes me grateful to them.  It makes me glad that we have men and women like this, giving their all, doing their best to protect us and this beloved land of ours. They make me proud of America

Anytime I see a soldier I shake their hand and thank them for their and their families sacrifice.  Today, I want to extend a world-wide Thank You to all of our current and former Military all around the world.

Please know that your service is appreciated.

Thank You

As always,

L

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