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Published: Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
Ferguson crisis

Media fans flames, speculation

The riots in Missouri.
I am amazed at the response of people there.
This very large, so-called man, the 18-year-old, 290-pound individual in the video inside the convenience store stealing an inexpensive item intimidates the person he is robbing. Leaves the store. Proceeds down the middle of the road and is stopped by a police officer. For walking down the road blocking traffic.
The officer apparently not knowing what the individual may have just done moments before. The man gets belligerent and uncooperative. Perhaps because the man knows what he has just done.
While the whole story of what happened next has not been disclosed, let's speculate.
The large man goes for the officer's gun or comes at the officer in a physically threatening manner. What might you do?
The family's medical report says he was shot six times. If you are in a bit of a stressful situation how long does it take to fire six times from a semi-automatic hand gun? What, perhaps 1 second? One and a half? Perhaps less? Probably less!
Not very long!
Please grow up and don't second guess the situation until all the story is out.
To the news media. Really? You are partially responsible for the riots happening for so long. You be more responsible with your reporting. I am ashamed of you all.
Norman Moss
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