By almost every account, except the one from Michael Brown's accomplice, Brown advanced on the police officer who shot at him to stop the threat. Apparently, Brown didn't stop until the sixth bullet struck him. (The phrase "suicide by cop" should come to mind. More on that later.)
The video of Brown bullying a store owner and stealing some smokes is telling. Brown was a thug. But for that video, the prevailing narrative would have Brown as the gentle giant who helped little old ladies cross the street instead of blocking the street by triumphantly walking down the middle of it in defiance of a police officer's instruction.
The racial grievance industry is present in full force to extract every ounce of sympathy it can, just like in the Travon Martin case. The lesson from that one was that white people are supposed to let their guards down when they see young black men in hoodies wandering around burglary ridden neighborhoods.
The lesson from the Brown case is that a black man killed by police is going to become a martyr. Suicide by cop wipes the slate clean and generates instant celebrity. That's not a very healthy lesson for society at large, but it's a lesson, nonetheless. Expect more situations like this.
Meanwhile, is this the best the racial grievance industry can come up with to establish a charge of racism? Michael Brown was no Rosa Parks. Show us some real racism if you can find any that hasn't already been shamed, litigated, and extinguished.
Closing question: How long will Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren wait before making appearances in Ferguson, Missouri?