Missouri Governor: Release of surveillance video 'besmirched' Michael Brown’s character

On Friday, authorities in Ferguson, Missouri released surveillance camera video from the convenience store that was robbed just moments before the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The video shows a man, who is now believed to be Brown, shoving a clerk before making off with a $50 box of cigars.

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Many, including Brown’s family, have expressed outrage over the police’s decision to release the video because it changes the narrative of the conversation surrounding Brown’s death. During an appearance on Face the Nation on Sunday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon jumped on the bandwagon saying the video is “clearly” an attempt to “besmirch the victim.”

After CBS News’ Bob Schieffer stumbled through a question about whether the release of the footage “made the situation worse,” Nixon said there has been “an incendiary effect.”

"I think it had an incendiary effect," Nixon said. "When you release pictures and you clearly are attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting, shot down in his own street, a young man, and at the same time you're releasing information... to tarnish him, then properly, there was a lot of folks that were concerned about that, and I do think it flamed it back up and has caused us to have to deal with some of that."

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“This is unbelievable to me,” Pat said of Nixon’s remarks on radio this morning.

Stu admitted that if the video had been from an incident that happened several months ago, then, yes, it could be seen as an attempt to tarnish Brown’s reputation. The video in question, however, sheds light on a confrontation that occurred just minutes before the shooting – making it an important piece of evidence.

“If it happened six months ago, you could make this argument,” Stu said. “It happened 10 minutes before the shooting. It's the event immediately before the thing we're talking about. It seems relevant to me. It's the most relevant video that's ever been released along with a shooting like this. Now, that does not mean you get executed for stealing cigars.”

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BIGGER than Tiananmen Square? Here's what the China protests are REALLY about

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China has been locking its citizens down for over two years under its zero-COVID policy, and it's becoming more and more clear that this isn’t just about COVID but something much more serious: slavery and control. Now it looks like many citizens have had enough. Protests are currently spreading throughout China and, unlike during the Tiananmen Square protests, the word is getting out.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck looked into the protests' "real motivations," explained how they’re different from the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, and predicted how these events are a "game-changer for the entire world."

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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