So many people in America have made up their minds about the shooting death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, before we know all the facts. Now, we learn of a major bombshell report from an independent source.
Reporter Charles Johnson of Gotnews.com announced recently that Mike Brown probably did have a criminal record, even though his family says otherwise. He was contacted by at least two sources in law enforcement who swear he had sealed juvenile record. So he filed a lawsuit to get to the truth. It appears that not only was he arrested for 2nd degree murder, but he may have been a member of the Crips gang!
— Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) August 21, 2014
— Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) August 18, 2014
In the lawsuit, Johnson claims he had previously sought the records under Missouri’s 41-year-old “Sunshine Law,” which gives the public the right to request information from the government and says requests for information must be responded to within three business days. Johnson says his request was denied by Fox’s office.
Brown, who turned 18 shortly before he was killed, had no adult criminal record. Juvenile records are strictly guarded under Missouri law, but Johnson argues that the circumstances surrounding Brown’s death have become an object of overwhelming public interest. In a blog post on his website, Johnson wrote that knowing the truth about Brown’s past “will help us gauge the credibility of his parents and family who have called him a ‘gentle giant.’” He also claimed that he was told by two different St. Louis law-enforcement sources that Brown had a juvenile arrest record, and cited rumors that Brown was the member of a gang.
Here is a copy of the full lawsuit:
Juvenile records are kept sealed so people don’t have to go through their adult lives embarrassed about mistakes made as a child. But not only is Brown dead, he is a national figure and his story is famous. America deserves to know the real story of Mike Brown.