The mainstream media are constantly searching for the next Michael Brown story in their desperate attempt to retain some viewers/readers for their failing business model of bringing a leftist spin to the news.
A week or so ago, it was the YouTube video (caution language) of LA cops shooting a homeless man as he lay on his back on the ground.
The mainstream media and the leftists in America were outraged at what they tried to sell as oppressive LA cops shooting a poor, unarmed homeless man minding his own business.
The reality: The man, a convicted bank armed robber who has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals, was being questioned because he was accused of robbing and assaulting another homeless man. Old habits die hard for the member of America’s criminal class, who fought violently with several cops, ignoring their commands and trying to hurt them. At one point, he grabbed a cop’s gun and tried to shoot the cops.
They shot him dead right there, saving California’s handful of remaining taxpayers the cost of incarcerating this violent lunatic.
Obviously, the video and the back story didn’t bring any real increase in viewers or readers to the mainstream media. After just a day or three, it was only the far left kooks who hung with the storyline that it was police brutality and malfeasance that led to the would-be cop-killer’s death.
Now, we have the latest case from the liberal city of Madison, Wisconsin after the shooting of a 19-year-old black man named Tony Robinson by a white cop.
The Black Lives Matter / “I can’t breathe” crowd claim this cop shot down this poor, unarmed young man after chasing him into an apartment on suspicion of jaywalking.
The reality: Robinson was a convicted armed robber on probation (the liberal catch and release criminal justice system sentences an armed robbery to probation?). A neighbor of Robinson told a local paper that he was a good boy and armed robbery was so “out of character” for him. After asking him about his conviction, she said he told her “he would never do anything like that again.” He was (surprise!) more recently arrested as part of a quartet caught after an armed home invasion in Madison.
Why did the cop chase the 19-year-old? Was he really just jaywalking?
Not according to the NY Daily News (take that for what it’s worth):
Madison police were told that Tony Robinson had assaulted a friend, tried to strangle another person and was “yelling and jumping in front of cars” by dispatchers minutes before the unarmed teenager was fatally shot Friday night.
Hearing a disturbance inside, the cop went inside and was attacked by Robinson and shot him.
We’ll have to wait for the evidence to show whether or not the shooting was justified, however Robinson’s grandmother wasn’t waiting and took to Facebook (via a story at Heavy.com).
To u officer, who shot my unarmed grandson 5 times, who was running away from u while u were pulling out your gun and chasing him, where was your taser. I want u to know the young man u killed was gentle loving great kid. U took away the day he turned 35. U took away my great grandkids. This, what they call a wrongful death. This what I call murder.
His mom identified him as a good boy (also via Heavy.com):
Robinson’s mother, Andrea Irwin talked Saturday morning to WKOW and said, “My son has never been a violent person. And to die in such a violent, violent way, it baffles me.”
Never was a violent person?
An armed robbery conviction, an arrest for armed home invasion and more police contact on the night of his death under suspicion of beating one person and trying to strangle another isn’t a violent person?
Robinson’s momma ought to look in the mirror to see why her son is pushing up daisies now.