If They Gunned Me Down

by lizard

In the wee hours of Labor Day morning a man from Louisiana was shot and killed outside the Fox Club after an altercation. If you click this link to the Missoulian article please take a few extra seconds to examine the photo of the victim shirtless posing with a pitbull.

That picture worked on me. I don’t know this dude, he’s from some other state, he was beating the shit out of the guy, he got shot and he’s dead and oh well.

Well, then I talked to someone who knew him (the pitbull is a sweetheart, she says) and that image of a thug evaporated. There’s more to the story, but that’s for the authorities to ferret out.

When Michael Brown was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the choice of images used by the media spawned the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown. Please go to the link and see the juxtaposition of images, they’re quite striking.

I guess Ferguson is down the memory hole now. School is back in session. Football. Fall.


  1. I’m thinking they should use the most up to date pictures of the victim, or better yet a video of the assault.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=282_1409879278

  2. lizard19

    I’m hearing reports the shooter got out of his vehicle, then shot. if that’s true, and security camera footage exists corroborating witness accounts, it’s odd there hasn’t been charges brought against the shooter. why is his name being withheld?

  3. lizard19

    if you read the comments to this article from the Missoulian you will get the name of the shooter and a first-hand account of what allegedly happened. not smart for the witness to commenting, though.




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