Claim: Photograph shows a protester holding a “No mother should have to fear for her son’s life every time he robs a store” sign in front of a fire station in Ferguson, Missouri.
Example: [Collected via Twitter, December 2014]
Origins: A photograph showing a Ferguson protester holding a sign reading “No mother should have to fear for her son’s life every time he robs a store” was posted to the photo-sharing site Imgur on
The black community has every reason to be angry with the police, and the brutality they inflict. But making a martyr out of the kid that robbed a store and attacked a police officer is just mind boggling. Micheal Brown is one of the worst things to happen to race relations in a long time.
Although the above-displayed photograph does depict three protesters standing outside a fire department in Ferguson, Missouri, the wording on the sign has been altered. The original photograph was taken by Mitch Ryals and was published in the
Imgur user Bdawgid eventually admitted he had manipulated the image:
Yes, I shopped this. It captured mine, and many others, frustration with this whole situation.
Last updated: 23 May 2015