EXCLUSIVE: The saga of GotNewsDotCom’s #MichaelBrown vendetta, grifting ploy
The parody news site GotNewsDotCom has managed to get as far as the Missouri supreme court in its quixotic efforts to gain access to the juvenile offense records (if any exist) of Michael Brown. In the process, its editor-in-thief, Charles C. “Chuck” Johnson, has managed to raise an unstated amount of money to pursue his vendetta against a dead man.
Since last August, Johnson has contended that Brown, a black teenager who was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, had some kind of felony counts on his sealed juvenile offense records. He based his contentions on anonymous sources on the Ferguson police department.
But, despite spending $15,000 of what he says was his own money and soliciting further donations to continue the legal battle, Johnson has yet to get those records made public. Given that his attorneys’ arguments to the supreme court are not much different from the ones they made to the appellate court, this latest effort may fail, too.
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A timeline of Johnson’s tweets, blog posts, and legal efforts follow. As his legal efforts repeatedly fail, he becomes ever more strident in his condemnation of Brown for no other apparent reason that Brown was a young black man.