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Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:23 PM

Michael Brown’s mother may face felony armed robbery charges

Michael Brown’s mother may face felony armed robbery charges: report

Lesley McSpadden allegedly led a group of 20 to 30 people to a tent in a parking lot in Ferguson, Mo. on Oct. 18 to beat and rob vendors selling 'Justice for Michael Brown' merchandise.
BY Marc Weinreich
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11:15 AM
Updated: Friday, November 7, 2014, 3:52 PM



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/michael-brown-mom-face-felony-armed-robbery-charges-article-1.2001373

The mother of Michael Brown could be charged with felony armed robbery for allegedly attacking people in a Ferguson, Mo., parking lot because they were selling T-shirts honoring the late teenager.

The Ferguson Police Department is currently investigating claims that Lesley McSpadden brought a group of people — including her own mother — to beat vendors and rob them of their “Justice for Mike Brown” merchandise Oct. 18, The Smoking Gun has learned.

One person was hospitalized in the reported attack and another unidentified alleged victim was reportedly beaten with a pipe.

McSpadden’s former mother-in-law, Pearlie Gordon, was among those beaten by “a large group of about 20-30 subjects” who had “jumped out of vehicles and rushed” the group of sellers, according to the police report.

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Reply Michael Brown’s mother may face felony armed robbery charges (Original post)
Miles Archer Dec 2014 OP
NYC_SKP Dec 2014 #1
XemaSab Dec 2014 #2
NYC_SKP Dec 2014 #7
XemaSab Dec 2014 #9
Nye Bevan Dec 2014 #11
NYC_SKP Dec 2014 #17
Taitertots Dec 2014 #24
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2014 #3
gollygee Dec 2014 #8
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2014 #21
R B Garr Dec 2014 #4
NOLALady Dec 2014 #5
steve2470 Dec 2014 #13
NaturalHigh Dec 2014 #6
etherealtruth Dec 2014 #10
Avalux Dec 2014 #12
dilby Dec 2014 #14
Travis_0004 Dec 2014 #18
dilby Dec 2014 #19
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2014 #22
chrisa Dec 2014 #15
Post removed Dec 2014 #16
dilby Dec 2014 #20
bravenak Dec 2014 #23

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:31 PM

1. Good for Mom.

 

They had no right.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:34 PM

2. Really?

n/t

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:45 PM

7. Unless the proceeds of these sales were going to go to the family, and sellers had permission....

 

...then the sellers who were exploiting a tragedy has some serious karma coming to them.

The mom broke the law, to be sure, but her outrage would be understandable.

I'd give her an afternoon in jail and a $5 fine and call it good.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:47 PM

9. If the penalty for stealing cigars shouldn't be summary execution

then why should the penalty for selling t-shirts be getting beaten with a pipe?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:51 PM

11. So you support copyright being enforced by hitting infringers with a pipe? (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 01:00 PM

17. Not typically.

 

But in this case I wouldn't want to see a conviction for it.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 01:22 PM

24. NYC_SKP "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"

 

But I'm sure you would be fine having YOUR mother hit with metal pipe for upsetting someone with a t-shirt.


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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:40 PM

3. Story over a month old: Why posted now?

 



CRINGE.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:45 PM

8. That's my question too

This isn't news, so what is it?

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Response to gollygee (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 01:10 PM

21. Indeed: no updates to the story, no charges

 

Just a repost of an inflammatory story that was discussed here extensively a month ago.

What is Miles Archer's point here? Why this weird repost of an old, much discussed story now?

It seems a very bizarre post in a very bizarre repertoire of posts on Frrguson and Mike Brown by this poster.

One is left to wonder about the OP's intentions here.

Month old news story that went nowhere. No updates. Yet s repost. Why?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:40 PM

4. So the FPD can manage to file an incident report

when it's useful or necessary for their vendettas, but if it's not in the best interest of their agenda, they don't bother. What a surprise.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:41 PM

5. Well, that settles it.

Her son deserved to be murdered because she is obviously a criminal.

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Response to NOLALady (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:52 PM

13. +1000000000000000000 nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:43 PM

6. I read about this a while back.

It would surprise me if they filed charges. The whole mess would be a public relations nightmare all over again.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:50 PM

10. Enraged by those seeking monetary gain from her son's murder ...?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:52 PM

12. This was a family dispute - I can't imagine how I would act if I was Michael's mother.

Chances are Mom and the mother-in-law of Dad, a woman who is NOT related to Michael, don't even really know each other well or aren't on good terms. So mother-in-law saw a way to make some money off of the tragedy and Mom took offense; didn't even know about it. Seeing that booth and that stuff blindsided her. I would have reacted strongly too. I'm not saying her actions were acceptable, but I can understand the emotions involved and why she tore that stuff down.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:53 PM

14. Oh for fucks sakes, this is nothing but family drama.

This shit happens all the time but I guess someone just wants to paint his mom as a bully criminal to justify his death. This is bullshit.

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Response to dilby (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 01:02 PM

18. Most family drama doesnt involve assault.

 

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 01:04 PM

19. Sure it does, remember the Palin's?

This pretty much the same shit you will see on any family reality TV series, hell if they were white you would probably assume it was Honey Booboo or some shit.

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Response to dilby (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 01:11 PM

22. Rofl

 

Burn.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:56 PM

15. While this isn't right, the vendors are major sleezeballs

They didn't deserve to be hit with a pipe or have their merchandise stolen, but I can see the anger. Selling shirts like that is totally tacky and exploitative.

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Thu Dec 11, 2014, 01:06 PM

20. Mom doesn't want former Mother-in-Law profiting off her dead son.

This is family drama not organized crime.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 01:20 PM

23. You need to go I think.

 

I may need to help you.

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