Does Michael Brown’s alleged robbery of a liquor store matter?

August 17

Last week, the Ferguson, Missouri police department released a video that appears to show police-shooting victim Michael Brown robbing a liquor store.  Over at Popehat, Ken White has a helpful post explaining the ways in which this alleged robbery does and does not matter legally (mostly not), and why it likely does (but shouldn’t) matter practically.

Jonathan H. Adler teaches courses in constitutional, administrative, and environmental law at the Case Western University School of Law, where he is the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation.
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