Photoshopped Image From Ferguson Protest is a Classic

I gotta say that the photo-shopped one is better and more accurate.



A photograph showing a Ferguson protester holding a sign reading “No mother should have to fear for her son’s life every time he robs a store” was posted to the photo-sharing site Imgur on 27 November 2014 by user Bdawgid. That image was accompanied by the following message:
The black community has every reason to be angry with the police, and the brutality they inflict. But making a martyr out of the kid that robbed a store and attacked a police officer is just mind boggling. Micheal Brown is one of the worst things to happen to race relations in a long time.
Although the above-displayed photograph does depict three protesters standing outside a fire department in Ferguson, Missouri, the wording on the sign has been altered. The original photograph was taken by Mitch Ryals and was published in the Riverfront Times on 1 October 2014; it documents the message on the sign carried by the center protester actually read: “No mother should have to fear for her son’s life every time he leaves home”:

Imgur user Bdawgid eventually admitted he had manipulated the image:

“Yes, I shopped this. It captured mine, and many others, frustration with this whole situation”.

The bottom line is that Michael Brown was a thug. He robbed a store and assaulted the clerk who caught him just minutes before he was stopped for questioning by Officer Darren Wilson, whom he also attacked.

It’s called cause, effect, and consequences. Funny how that shit works.



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