Thoughts on the Dr Phil interview with the mother of Michael Brown

I used to like Dr Phil. I mean, catchy southern expressions, and a “say it like it is”  discussion, what’s not to like? But after the recent interview with the Mother of Michael Brown, I’m not sure I can support him any longer. Brother Kenneth Hagin used to say “Be as smart as an old cow, eat the hay and spit out the sticks”, so I can tolerate some things from people that I disagree with.But his seeming anti-police (and in this case anti-Darren Wilson) thoughts can not be tolerated.

Look, are we still sticking by the “he was a good kid” story? Haven’t we seen the videos of not only the store robbery moments before, but other videos that testify that his character wasn’t quite as wholesome as some would have us believe?  Come on, both investigations cleared Wilson. The actual facts, scientific evidence, lines up with his story, not the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie that was told time after time. it’s been said “If you tell a lie long enough people start to believe it”, and the “Hands up” is just that kind of lie.  so I am asked to make a choice between an officer with a good record whose story is backed by facts, or the story told by a criminal about a FELON (which is what Brown became after his assaults) which has no basis in fact. I think I know which story I would choose.

Then he asks”Has anyone apologized?” I seem to recall Darren Wilson saying he was sorry it happened in his interview. But even if that is not the case, why should I expect a man to say “I’m sorry that I chose to defend my own life against a much larger man that was attacking me?”

The apologies need to come FROM the Brown family and those who surrounded them that kept the lies going. To Darren Wilson for having to defend his life from a criminal attack.To the city of Ferguson of which they said “Burn this @#$%@ down” and to the shop owners in Ferguson who lost their livelihood because the crowd was incited by the lie that Brown was just a good kid and Wilson was the monster. And an apology to every cop who has hesitated in the moment when they have to choose to defend themselves from a criminal attack because they are afraid of being the next Darren Wilson. And to every one of us who were called racists, bigots, or backwater hillbillies who dared to show their support for Darren Wilson.

Sorry Dr Phil, this one was over the top.

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5 thoughts on “Thoughts on the Dr Phil interview with the mother of Michael Brown

  1. D Betterely

    I absolutely agree. I will no longer support the Dr. Phil show. It is way past time to keep bashing the police. This young man was a thug. Not the nice Mike Mike that was portrayed by his mother,

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    1. Keenan S.

      I can’t promise that I will stick to my boycott of the Dr. Phil Show. My original distaste for his show started back when I saw the 2006 episode about a little girl named Kaylee who became hysterical each time her mother took her to her father’s home. Dr. Phil accused the mother of making false accusations and sent the mother home. Well it turns out he was wrong and the dad was arrested on charges of child molestation following the episode. As a Black/Puerto Rican man I am ashamed of the violence that has been brought on over the death of a criminal. So many innocent black men are being killed by black men just like Michael Brown in this country and racist men like Rolland Martin rather focus on the small police shootings that occur when black criminals resist arrest. (Like any other race.) In the 5 years that Officer Wilson worked that was the first and only time that he had discharged his gun. I’ve seen very little acknowledgement of the facts, like how Officer Wilson’s life was threatened with roasted pigs with his name on it or how the store clerk had 2/3 of his stores looted and burned down and more B.S. about Michael Brown’s mother (Now selling a book about more lies to profit off of her son’s death. The book is called; Tell The Truth and Shame the devil). It’s a shame because her lack for self responsibility is exactly what led to this young man’s death. Had he not robbed the store that day he would still be alive. (Even if this was a case of blatant racism, which it was not.) Officer Wilson would still have a reputation and a job, and the store clerk would still have 3 stores. But who knows. God works in mysterious ways. Maybe someone would have shot and killed officer wilson if he continued working. Or maybe the store owner would have been killed at one of the other stores he owned. (Or one of his employees.) God works in mysterious ways!

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  2. Keenan S.

    I can’t promise that I will stick to my boycott of the Dr. Phil Show. My original distaste for his show started back when I saw the 2006 episode about a little girl named Kaylee who became hysterical each time her mother took her to her father’s home. Dr. Phil accused the mother of making false accusations and sent the mother home. Well it turns out he was wrong and the dad was arrested on charges of child molestation following the episode. As a Black/Puerto Rican man I am ashamed of the violence that has been brought on over the death of a criminal. So many innocent black men are being killed by black men just like Michael Brown in this country and racist men like Rolland Martin rather focus on the small police shootings that occur when black criminals resist arrest. (Like any other race.) In the 5 years that Officer Wilson worked that was the first and only time that he had discharged his gun. I’ve seen very little acknowledgement of the facts, like how Officer Wilson’s life was threatened with roasted pigs with his name on it or how the store clerk had 2/3 of his stores looted and burned down and more B.S. about Michael Brown’s mother (Now selling a book about more lies to profit off of her son’s death. The book is called; Tell The Truth and Shame the devil). It’s a shame because her lack for self responsibility is exactly what led to this young man’s death. Had he not robbed the store that day he would still be alive. (Even if this was a case of blatant racism, which it was not.) Officer Wilson would still have a reputation and a job, and the store clerk would still have 3 stores. But who knows. God works in mysterious ways. Maybe someone would have shot and killed officer wilson if he continued working. Or maybe the store owner would have been killed at one of the other stores he owned. (Or one of his employees.) God works in mysterious ways!

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  3. H.Neill

    Anyone that assaults, or otherwise moves in a threatening manner against a police officer, is either dumb or suicidal. What Brown did was obviously both. In one instant he went from a small time theif to an enraged cop attacker. Officer Wilson was totally justified in his action.

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