FAKE NEWS ‘FERGUSON’ FILMMAKER JASON POLLOCK SHOUT DOWN FOX NEWS MARTHA MacCALLUM ON LATEST MICHAEL BROWN VIDEO
( Fox News ) A documentary filmmaker engaged in a heated debate surrounding his new film, which contends that Michael Brown did not rob a Ferguson, Mo. convenience store prior to his ultimately fatal 2014 encounter with Officer Darren Wilson.
A documentary shown at film festival South by Southwest in Austin, Texas suggests that Brown traded a bag of marijuana for the cigarillos he was alleged to have stolen. It claims he left them behind on the counter and came back to pick them up the day he allegedly robbed the store. Filmmaker Jason Pollock states, “Mike did not rob the store.”
Attorney Jay Kanzler said the interaction shown in the film was edited down from 4 minutes to 30 seconds and disputes the claims made by filmmaker Jason Pollock.
The unedited surveillance footage appears to show store clerks rejecting Brown’s offer of marijuana in exchange for sodas and cigarillos.
The footage, which was shown from four different angles, shows Brown leaving the store with the marijuana and leaving sodas and cigarillos behind on the counter. Clerks were seen putting the items back before closing.
“The entire story is preposterous and laughable,” said Kanzler. “(The filmmaker) owes an apology to the store owner, the community of Ferguson, and the police officers who put their lives on the line because of his recklessness.”
Jason Pollock said on “The First 100 Days” the footage he features in the film “Stranger Fruit” would change the narrative about Brown, who was shot and killed by Wilson after an altercation in the street.
Law enforcement officials said the footage used is irrelevant because Wilson stopped Brown for walking in the middle of a street, not for suspicion of committing a robbery.