“Real Time” host Bill Maher says Michael Brown “was acting like a thug, not a gentle giant,” when he was gunned down by Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson following a strong arm robbery at a 7-11 convenience store.
BILL MAHER: You know what else I find disturbing is that everybody in America just sides with their own people and doesn’t look at the facts. The cops, I saw on the news a couple of weeks ago, were wearing bracelets or something that said, “I am Darren Wilson.” Why do you want to throw your lot in with this plain murderer?
And Michael Brown’s people. I’m sorry, but Michael Brown’s people say he is a gentle giant. Well, we saw of when he was in that 7-11. No, he wasn’t a gentle giant. He was committing a robbery and he pushed that guy. He was acting like a thug, not a gentle giant. He certainly didn’t deserve to be shot for it. (HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, October 24, 2014) Source: Real Clear Politics
My position is that if Michael Brown struck Officer Wilson, he was wrong and should have been thrown in jail for assault. The question I have is why did Officer Wilson feel he had to fire so many times when he was clearly unarmed? Sounds like Bill Maher will tick off Michael Brown supporters, but that convenience store video doesn’t match the “gentle giant” image his family is painting.