Are you fucking kidding me, New York Times?
Michael Brown was “no angel” — because he got frustrated with his family, sometimes used vulgar language, dabbled in drugs and alcohol, got into one scuffle with a neighbor, wasn’t the best student, once took money meant for shoes and bought a PlayStation, and as a child climbed fences and scribbled on the wall.
None of which makes him an ENTIRELY NORMAL TEENAGER.
Also he “had taken to rapping in recent months.” OOOOOOO! No! Not rapping!
Oh, and he was accused of stealing an iPod, but actually didn’t. Which is relevant how?
Seriously? Are you fucking kidding?