During a segment of his show Friday night, HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher said slain Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown was acting like a thug moments before he was gunned down by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.
While making the point that individuals weigh in on situations with emotion while disregarding facts, Maher first criticized Ferguson police officers who supported Wilson by wearing “I am Darren Wilson” bracelets:
You know what else I find disturbing is that everybody in America just sides with their own people and doesn’t look at the facts. The cops, I saw on the news a couple of weeks ago, were wearing bracelets or something that said, “I am Darren Wilson.” Why do you want to throw your lot in with this plain murderer?
Then he turned his scrutiny to Brown’s friends and family:
And Michael Brown’s people. I’m sorry, but Michael Brown’s people say he…
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