We don’t live in a feudal society where any crime deserves ANY punishment.
Though evidence almost certainly proves Michael Brown’s innocence, so what if he robbed that store? The punishment for unarmed robbery in the United States isn’t DEATH. And proving that Michael Brown had committed this robbery would not vindicate the officer who shot him over half a dozen times without a fair trial or conviction.
Police officers are supposed to be trained to assess dangerous situations, and use no more then “necessary force” to subdue a suspect who is resisting arrest. This is because every crime has a different punishment based on it’s severity, and even criminal law ideally is supposed to value human life above all else. The media’s preoccupation with whether Michael Brown did or did not rob this store is an admission ANY crime justifies killing the criminal (if the criminal is black. There have been white mass murderer suspects who were treated more gently in their apprehension then Michael Brown was).
People who commit crime things don’t “deserve whatever they get”. That’s why we have a criminal justice system to begin with.