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Report: Michael Brown had marijuana in his system when he was fatally shot


It has been revealed the unarmed black Missouri teen gunned down earlier this month by a white police officer may have been high on drugs when he died - just as officials lifted the curfew in Ferguson on Monday afternoon.

Michael Brown, 18, died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest, the coroner has confirmed. Nine days later, details are still emerging about the circumstances surrounding his death.

Brown had marijuana in his system when he was killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, an anonymous source familiar with the investigation told the Washington Post.

The St. Louis County Coroner's Office declined to confirm or deny the presence of marijuana in Brown's system when reached by AOL, instead saying only that the final autopsy report has been passed to the district attorney.

Pathologist: Autopsy Shows Teen Repeatedly Shot

A separate call to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney was immediately shuffled to voicemail.

This news came as Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced he was lifting the curfew in Ferguson as National Guard troops rumbled into town to restore order.

"We will not use a curfew tonight," Nixon said in a statement.

Also detailed in the release was that the troops would have limited resources in dealing with protests in the St. Louis suburb after a night that saw some of the worst riots since Brown's death.

Nixon condemned "firing upon law enforcement officers, the shooting of a civilian, the throwing of Molotov cocktails, looting and a coordinated attempt to overrun the unified Command Center."

A report claiming Brown had marijuana in his system is not likely to cool the raging fires burning inside many in Ferguson.

Related links:
Timeline: Michael Brown's death and the chaos that has gripped Ferguson since
Famed pathologist Michael Baden reveals startling detail about Michael Brown's shooting death
Mo. governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

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micknc2 August 23 2014 at 12:17 AM

More and more negative info keeps coming out about Michael Brown. Now we know he was high on drugs and probably stole the cigars to make blunts. Add to this reports that the officer involved suffered severe facial injuries when initially attacked by Brown, and numerous eyewitness accounts that Brown was charging at the officer when fatally shot, and it seems a different picture of what really happened is suddenly emerging.

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mpunfun micknc2 August 23 2014 at 5:46 PM

Let the character assassination begin! "high on drugs?" Pot? Really? Yea, pot historically makes people extremely aggressive? I disagree. This is absurd. The whole thing is disgusting. I don't care what drugs he was on, he ran away and ended up getting shot 6 times from 25' away. Cop needs to answer for this and the entire departments needs to explain why it took them 2 weeks to file an incident report. They are hiding something. No doubt about that. Probably thought, "it's another black thug, we need to get rid of them if we can and when we can." NO ONE WILL NOTICE anyway. Wrong.

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marinesnake@aol. August 22 2014 at 9:06 PM

He lucky the store owner did not had a gun than it would be a differ story it would be justify they both would be shot by the store owner i own a store and i have gun in my store so if i get rob i will shoot to the end to protect my store and my self i have a license for self defense only i dont care what color you are you steal you pay

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jechandle marinesnake@aol. August 23 2014 at 11:12 AM

. . . and we don't care what color you are. Aside from simple mistakes, and typographical errors, If you can't write using proper English, you still sound stupid. Makes one wonder how you were able to fill out an intelligible background check form. The store clerk must have done it for you. After all, if they help people like you get guns, they'll increase sales.
Another thing. If you don't capitalize "I" when referring to yourself, it's a subconscious expression of your poor self image that is probably why you place more value on "stuff" than the miracle of life.
Another thing genuis. Why is he "lucky"? He's dead.
Now do us all a favor, and go smash your computer or "dumb" phone, or whatever device you used to make that post.

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Hey Girl! jechandle August 27 2014 at 10:56 PM

Thank you!! I get very tired of people who post using poor grammar and spelling. If you cannot use decent English and grammar then shut up and keep it to yourself!

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marinesnake@aol. August 22 2014 at 9:00 PM

WHERE Michael Brown friend who was with him at the store stealing cigars and other stuff why he diid not said anything about that before he stated we were walking doing nothing bad mine our own business oh walking innocent what a big lie nobody going to belive you no more just tell the truth it to late you already lie

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greycat.kramer August 23 2014 at 4:48 AM

The photo of that little girl is saddening. She is just a small child but with an adult problem. I hope she goes to school, gets a good education, goes to work and is a good citizen. This is a haunting photo.

However, how sad it is that a child probably six years old or so has to deal with such an adult issue?

Makes me really sad and that photo will haunt me.

Michael Brown was a thug, a criminal and arrogant. Those three things led to his demise. Period.

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DABEARS August 23 2014 at 6:30 AM

Does anyone remember those Duke lacrosse players convicted in the press before being found NOT GUILTY during the trial of rape. Of course finally the alledged victim told the truth during trial. This is sounding like another case of the bleeding heart liberal press convicting someone before all the facts have been presented. They like Sharpton and Jackson should be ashamed of themslves......

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sansrader August 23 2014 at 10:50 AM

Why is it always a black white issue?

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Annabella sansrader August 23 2014 at 11:20 AM

I concur with you. Why are the black communities always riotiong? I do not see Asians rioting, like Vietnemese, Korean, Chinese, Filipinos and others. Why?

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Hey Girl! Annabella August 27 2014 at 11:04 PM

Annabella, you would need to be an African American to understand. And, I don't have the room here to explain to you. Basically, you will never understand no matter how much room I have to explain to you. Ask the asians, Chinese, and others why they do not riot. One reason is that they simply accept the way they are treated, good or bad. We, African Americans, do not and will not accept the injustices that occur to us every single day of our lives and a long as we live and are a race on this planet, we will not accept these injustices! Rioting does not always solve the problem but it is a way to get people to notice that we are not going to continue to be treated poorly, killed in cold blood and beat into the ground any longer!!!!!!!!

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HG Artibee August 23 2014 at 6:45 AM

SUPRISED ? Not me, maybe next we will get the truth about this good old boy.

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Annabella August 23 2014 at 11:23 AM

This girl is so innocent and probably do not understand wha is going on. Shame on her parents who is starting her in the wrong path. Shileld her, educate her, protect her but do not poison her mind.

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MIchigan Man August 23 2014 at 10:14 AM

I doubt any factual information on Michael Brown will be received as true by those who want to blame the white community for his death. Until all factual information is vewrified and presented, any of us know exactly what happened. But please, no coverups,otherwise this would further infuriate the black citizens and spell beaucoup trouble for law enforcement.

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byzyb August 23 2014 at 12:40 PM

So... he had marijuana in his system! So.... he is supposed to have stone a cheap radio! SO... NONE OF THAT JUSTIFIES THE COP HAVING EXECUTED THE BLACK MALE CHILD!!!!

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debsully69 byzyb August 23 2014 at 1:34 PM

Hardly a child. He caused his own death.What's so hard to understand about that?

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