CNN New Day host Chris Cuomo said on Monday that just because Michael Brown dealt drugs doesn’t mean he was a ‘Drug Dealer’.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
…the creators of the new documentary Stranger Fruit claim they’ve uncovered new evidence that puts that incident in a different light. Filmmaker Jason Pollock claims surveillance video footage from 1 AM the on day of the shooting proves that Brown didn’t steal the cigarillos, but the clerk traded them to him in exchange for marijuana. Pollock alleges Brown was just collecting on the deal later on in the day.
“If taken on its face as purported in the documentary, it would go to the suggestion that Mike Brown wasn’t there to steal, he was there to do a transaction which may or may not have been legal,” Cuomo reported.
CNN law enforcement analyst Harry Houck responded that it all amounted to the same.
“It still shows him as a drug dealer anyway if it’s true,” he said.
“How?” asked Cuomo.
Cuomo’s resistance to the idea seemed to take Houck aback.
“Well, Mr. Pollock basically said that he was giving marijuana to the [clerk] for cigarillos,” Houck said.
“That doesn’t make him a drug dealer,” Cuomo said, stressing the last word.
“It’s a drug deal Chris, it’s a drug deal,” insisted the former NYPD detective. “It doesn’t matter how it’s done. If I give you drugs for something, that’s a drug deal, you go to jail.”
“Right, but that doesn’t make him a drug dealer,” Cuomo said, continuing the stress the last word.
With Chris Cuomo’s logic someone who kills is not a murder, someone who steals is not a thief, and someone who lies is not a liar.
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