The initial contact between Darren Wilson and Mike Brown was not related to the alleged theft of cigars.
Ferguson police chief earlier today, but now he is saying that the officer stopped him because he saw the cigars in his hand and suspected him of the robbery.
Earlier at the press conference:
Interviewer: “Why did the officer stop Michael Brown?”
Police Chief: “Because he was walking in the street. That was it.”
This is classic character assassination. Create false stories, dehumanize the victim, strip them of their identity using racist stereotypes to enforce to the general public that they did in fact had it coming and deserved to be gunned down.