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‘Stranger Fruit’: How New Footage Changed a Narrative

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Photograph of 18-year-old Michael Brown before he was shot by police officer Darren Wilson (Common Dreams)

Before last Saturday, the Michael Brown case was already a big pill for Americans to swallow.  Another young black man was left dead in the streets by police and most of the world had come to accept the fact that Darren Wilson had gotten away with murder but also that Michael Brown could’ve possibly committed a robbery.  That is, until filmmaker Jason Pollock released the biggest mic drop this year in the form of hidden footage at SXSW.  His documentary Stranger Fruit features damning footage that somehow had not made its way into public view until now.  (more…)