Obama illegally tried to block a Freedom of Information release of the video that shows Michael Brown committing theft and assault

Here is yet one more example of the “most transparent administration in history” illegally trying to block a Freedom of Information request.

On August 15, NRP reported:

[Ferguson Police Chief Thomas] Jackson said he had gotten numerous Freedom of Information Act requests from the media to release the video. “I had to release it,” he said.

“I had been sitting on it and too many people put in FOIA requests for it and I had to release it,” he said.

On August 16, 2014, CBS News reported:

Feds opposed releasing Ferguson robbery video

Federal authorities opposed Friday’s release of a surveillance video showing a man resembling Michael Brown committing a robbery at a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo., CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports.

The Justice Department asked Ferguson police not to release the video, believing that it would roil the community further, and were able to successfully prevent the video from being released Thursday, the U.S. law enforcement official said.

Friday’s release occurred over the objection of federal authorities, the official said.

Here is the video that Obama illegally tried to prevent people from seeing:


This video is relevant to the shooting death of Brown by a police officer that took place ten minutes later. Since Brown was willing to assault an innocent store employee, why would he not also be willing to assault an innocent police officer? In addition, the video debunks the claim by Brown’s supporters that he was a “gentle giant.” If the officer who killed Brown goes on trial for murder, this video could be a relevant part of his defense, because it gives reasonable doubt to the claim that the killing was in fact a murder.

August 16, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics, Racism, Violent crime.


  1. John M replied:

    You gotta love CBS’s take on this: AFTER the video was released, “dozens of looters ransacked several stores in the St. Louis suburb.” Gosh, this could have been averted had only the Ferguson Police listened to the feds and continued to sit on the video, right?

    The fact is, had the video been released on August 10, showing that police were seeking Brown as a suspect in the robbery, four days of rioting whipped up by Al Sharpton and others, using the “bad white cop shoots innocent black youth,” narrative, might never have taken place.

  2. rappini replied:

    If we don’t take back Congress in November and the White House in 2016 we are going to be in deep Horse pucky.

  3. Constitution Believer replied:

    Now we all know that sweet innocent Obama can never do anything wrong.
    Democrats are perfect and are so pure that one should consider them God’s chosen one’s.
    (Oh, God I’m getting sick on those words)
    Obama himself said that as president he can do whatever he wants as long as it is legal. But how do we define legal? Obama’s way? Or the way it comes out of the Law books.

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