So What If Michael Brown Had MJ In His System 

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  So What If Michael Brown Had MJ In His System 

Posted by CN Staff on August 18, 2014 at 13:37:38 PT
By Nick Wing and Matt Ferner, The Huffington Post 
Source: Huffington Post 

Missouri -- The St. Louis County medical examiner's report on the body of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, found that Brown had "marijuana in his system" when he died, according to a Washington Post article Monday.This development should not have come as a surprise to anyone who has ever been or known a teenager, but some still expected the toxicology report to be a "bombshell." It isn't.
For one, the presence of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in Brown's body says nothing about whether he was intoxicated at the time of his confrontation with Wilson. Depending on how frequently a person consumes cannabis and how fast that individual metabolizes the many compounds contained in the plant, it's not entirely clear for just how long a marijuana user will continue to test positive for the substance.THC can stay in a person's body for upward of 40 days, according to the National Drug Court Institute.Infrequent or first-time users of marijuana might still test positive for about four days after the initial use, but frequent users of cannabis may test positive for THC for weeks after the person last consumed the drug.In an extreme case, a single person who reportedly regularly used marijuana for about 10 years still tested positive almost 70 days after last using it, according to the NDCI.In other words, just because marijuana was found in Brown's system does not mean he was high at the time he was shot to death by a police officer. It doesn't even necessarily mean he recently consumed cannabis. Such false assumptions often lead to claims that marijuana use is directly linked to criminal behavior. While some studies have found higher marijuana use among criminal offenders, the presence of THC in their systems is often circumstantial, rather than a contributor to the behavior itself.Even if Brown was high or had recently used marijuana, there is little evidence to suggest Brown would have been more aggressive or confrontational when approached by a police officer because of it. In fact, if Brown were high, a number of recent studies suggest that marijuana would have made him much less aggressive.Even a study commissioned by President Richard Nixon from 1972 reported this same effect: "Rather than inducing violent -- or aggressive behavior ... marihuana was usually found to inhibit the expression of aggressive impulses by pacifying the user ... generally producing states of drowsiness lethargy, timidity and passivity."But most importantly, when the discussion surrounding this controversy shifts to Brown's apparent use of drugs -- and marijuana, no less, a substance that has been fully legalized in two states -- it distracts from the real questions at hand: How did an unarmed black teenager approached by a police officer for walking in the street end up being shot six times? Was Wilson justified in shooting Brown? Did Brown attack the officer and reach for his gun, as police claim? Did Wilson's fatal shot to Brown's head come while the teen's hands were up, as witnesses contend? Meaningless and misleading indictments of Brown's character do nothing to provide answers to these questions.Source: Huffington Post (NY)Author:  Nick Wing and Matt Ferner,  The Huffington Post   Published: August 18, 2014Copyright: 2014, LLC Contact: scoop huffingtonpost.comWebsite:  -- Cannabis Archives

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Comment #22 posted by FoM on August 22, 2014 at 16:22:23 PT

Remember What Happened in Chicago
CSNY: Chicago:
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Comment #21 posted by FoM on August 22, 2014 at 16:18:12 PT

Had Enough
Burning and looting is wrong. Peaceful protests are good. I don't think much of the man's character but he wasn't armed and he could have been tasered. I remember when Cops were our friends and were called Peace Officers. 
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Comment #20 posted by Had Enough on August 22, 2014 at 15:58:16 PT

Re: #13
Re: #13Darwin … Mr. Brown…I’m not always in favor of the cops…but there are exceptions…It appears Mr. Brown was the bullying type…But…we will NOT know until ALL the facts surface…we need to wait until then…Meanwhile burning and looting small business owners in their very own neighborhood is not very productive…those people worked very hard to keep their shops open during a bad economy, along with rising taxes, licensing fees, insurance, fire inspections, etc...the violence that has erupted will put a bunch of them out of business…it's not very fair to them...Most of these small business owners are not rich wealthy people like most think they are…

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Comment #19 posted by runruff on August 22, 2014 at 10:01:05 PT

Just mention Fox news and my ears go deaf!
The cop is always at fault. If not directly then substantially through there own history. If someone is scared or angry as hell because the cops have already killed a cousin, a neighbor and perhaps a little sister, I would not surrender to rough and disrespectful treatment from one of these comic book heroes!I have interacted with a hundred cops in my life time, from local yokels, to the kings own Pretorian Guard the DEA.There is something missing in the character of these useful idiots. They have an us against them attitude when they are paid to protect and serve.Always believe the perp in every case until proven beyond a doubt the perp was at fault. Cops love to bully people and live for the chance to use their guns no matter what they may say otherwise.People forget that cops are given a battery of aptitude test, physiological test and so on. The aggressive, sociopathic personalities we are seeing here are by design, not random. 
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Comment #18 posted by Oleg the Tumor on August 22, 2014 at 08:43:41 PT

Taser Anyone? The End of the non-lethal age?
It's pretty bad when a guy can't even get tased in Missouri. What is this country coming to? Forget the non-lethal approach, Citizens. That brief renaissance is over, apparently. Somebody is buying up all the bullets, and it's not the ranchers.When the people protest peacefully and they see that the police response to their protest involves armored vehicles and SWAT teams, then the people have every right to protest the police's response (and the related underlying issues) separately because it is in fact, a separate issue.Separating the "domestic policing" as Alexander Hamilton put it, from any military presence was essential to a stable civic and social order. Whether or not there should even be a standing military was debated for years.Our founding fathers were familiar with "The Quartering Act," whereby providing room and board for British soldiers
became a real issue.Washington, Hamilton, & Company saw this for what it was: Outsourcing Military Housing Costs to assist an army that was financed by the same Royal cronyism we see in Washington DC today. Change around the players names and dates and you might as well be talking about a baseball game. The Founding Fathers knew Private Capital was involved, and they resolved to create a country that would not do the same, not having the same sort of "national interests" as a crowned head.Well, look what happened. Look hard, because here we are again. The Military, Medicine, the Media and Central Banking are too distracted in their Game of Thrones to notice what is going on around them. Congress is going through an epileptic seizure, and The President is reduced to lame-duck Napoleonics because he has nothing else.We all go round and round, but they say only the very fastest get the inside track and choke off the rest to win the Snot Race. Or so goes the British mentality, from what I can tell. Escape Velocity?  Silly euphemism. More like an error on purpose, like "eugenics".Much has been made about how well supplied local and state police forces have become as a result of Uncle Sam's military largess. Wasn't one Taser available for this officer? There has to be a police commissioner out there somewhere, wearing a shoe out kicking himself in the ass.All of these vehicles should be donated to fire departments or repurposed for some other work.Get these monster vehicles off of our streets before they bust a water main!Hearing major honchos say that the trucks "aren't going anywhere" is incorrect. Period. We the People, tell them, not the other way around.FREE THE PRISONER OF SCHEDULE 1!
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Comment #17 posted by FoM on August 22, 2014 at 07:23:47 PT

Found an Article
CNN Source: Darren Wilson Didn’t Suffer an Eye Socket Fracture
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Comment #16 posted by FoM on August 22, 2014 at 04:59:41 PT

I try to keep up on what is going on in the news and I didn't hear anything about serious injuries to the cop. They should have an ambulance and hospital report available for the cop if he had injuries like that. 
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Comment #15 posted by BGreen on August 21, 2014 at 20:42:50 PT

FOX news says what JohnOBonno says
There are absolutely no verified reports or pictures of this supposed injury.The interesting thing I see is that with all of the video in the aftermath of the shooting, there are no images of an officer being attended to for any kind of injuries. All of the officers are seen just milling around while the deceased young man lay on the ground.Obviously a FOX news viewer doesn't really belong here because we care about the truth.The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #14 posted by FoM on August 21, 2014 at 18:13:06 PT

I didn't see any reporting on MSNBC about it. I don't watch any other news channel. I am sure they will if it's true. Maybe they did and I missed it. The hospital report should be available at sometime on the Cops treatment.
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Comment #13 posted by JohnOBonno on August 21, 2014 at 17:13:28 PT:

So an unarmed man crushed a cop's face, is stopped
From completing his attempted murder, and DARWIN is angry at the police?The country will soon fall if this broad reaction indicates mainstream processing of availible information. God help us.
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Comment #12 posted by JohnOBonno on August 21, 2014 at 17:02:03 PT:

  FoM. You didn't know the cop was attacked?
Good God, he was nearly killed, it's amazing he could defend himself at all with his face crushed. I think the media needed a narative of victimhood for the street thugs. The officer will be exhonorated, and soon too.
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on August 21, 2014 at 16:31:52 PT

A Question
I didn't know the cop was attacked? Why did he shoot him if he was walking away 6 times when he turned around to surrender? The man didn't have a gun. Why didn't he taser him?
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Comment #8 posted by Had Enough on August 21, 2014 at 15:10:17 PT

Re: #7 Man attacked cop, got shot..

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Comment #7 posted by JohnOBonno on August 21, 2014 at 08:00:18 PT:

Man attacked cop, got shot..
Did I miss the part where Brown attempted an old fashioned beatdown and got himself shot? No, I knew that, so why does everyone think somebody owes somebody something here? Do you know the officer would have been killed if he failed to shoot?
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Comment #6 posted by John Tyler on August 19, 2014 at 18:12:14 PT

Character assignation 2
Character assignation is an old trick. When you are on the losing side of a weak argument and have no other evidence or excuses you divert attention from your weak position by making an irrelevant allegation to shift attention away from the main point. This whole affair was handled badly by the cops from the very beginning. Did the cop really need to shoot the kid six times (twice in the head). The police chief over reacted and called in the SWATTIES with all of their confrontational military gear. Then it got out way of hand. This was a police mess. They played it all wrong. If it had been done correctly we would not be hearing about it on the news every day.

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Comment #5 posted by runruff on August 19, 2014 at 07:24:40 PT

In the WoD, we were never allowed to win!
My attorney in my first bust was plucky. He believed in legalization. He held our court system in great disdain. There were 12 cops involved with this bust. All county and state with one federal cop. Roger, my lawyer made all the cops wait outside the courtroom and brought them in one by one. They lied everyone of them, and made up stories that were not even good cover stories. The judge ruled in favor of the cops. He did it with a strait face. For that I must give him credit for everyone in the courtroom heard the testimony of the lying cops.I grew plants. The cops were liars and corrupted our system of justice in order to fine and jail me, then take my property.After that, when I again read that "We are a nation of laws" I smirked! America has lost this boy forever. I have sweated blood typing into the night, telling everyone, everywhere they are tithing a corrupt regime by paying taxes. A regime that holds it's citizens in contempt! 
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Comment #4 posted by Vincent on August 19, 2014 at 06:17:00 PT:

a cop's, ahem, "word"
It has been my experience that cops often lie to get away with their misconduct. Many pigs -- oops! I meant, ah, "cops" -- are of the same mindset...they come from suburban areas and when they go to a Black neighborhood, they view the people there as the "Other", y'know, the enemy.  With that mindset, they are patrolling their "beat" from a point of ignorance.
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on August 18, 2014 at 19:43:12 PT

I have been following this closely on MSNBC. Shot 6 times. Why the Cop hasn't been arrested is beyond me. The young man didn't have a gun! I don't think it was murder but manslaughter it was. Scary to think how this happened in broad daylight. 
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Comment #1 posted by swazi-x on August 18, 2014 at 15:19:42 PT

Character Assasination
Too bad these moron cops in Ferguson couldn't just stop at character assassination instead of going the distance and actually, physically assassinating this poor kid. For walking down the street instead of on the sidewalk? These cynical shooters with badges need to remember who they work for.The cannabis comment is a typical technique used by our masters to skew public opinion in favor of law enforcement. Most local rags are in bed with local cops and gladly spew lies in their favor to preserve the status-quo of oppression over the local population. Meanwhile, they don't even release the name of the murderer-cop, choosing instead to consider him innocent until proven guilty, unlike the fatal judgement he passed on this innocent kid in a flash of muzzle fire.Our masters assume we are like air, in that they can compress us with force, illegal actions, threats and laws indefinitely. They don't understand we are much more like water - that can't be compressed much at all before hitting a critical pressure with dangerous, possibly violent consequence. 
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