And the cycle of incompetent journalism continues. Charles C. Johnson, the editor-in-chief of GotNews.com and the St. Louis Dispatch are now suing to try and get access to Brown’s juvenile records. That it has no relevance to his murder doesn’t seem to matter:
“There is interest in knowing Michael Brown’s background,” [Joe] Martineau [the attorney for the St. Louis Dispatch] said. “What we’re asking for here is just verification, one way or the other … We’re acting in a vacuum here.”
[Cynthia] Harcourt [the St. Louis County juvenile office's attorney] said that “simple curiosity” doesn’t trump the state’s legal interest in protecting minors accused of crimes.
The fact that Brown didn’t face any juvenile charges at the time of his death will probably be lost in all this. Let the smearing of Mike Brown’s character continue.
Team Blackness also discussed free weed in Berkeley, belated justice in the Renisha McBride case, and the police arrest of a young black politician for distributing voting rights leaflets.