Mike Brown being misidentified on social media

FERGUSON, Mo. - A photo purported to show slain Ferguson teen Mike Brown posing with cash and a gun is actually a picture of an Oregon murder suspect.

As discussion turned into fierce debate over the decades long mistrust of police by the African-American community, multiple photos emerged of Mike Brown. One image in particular has spread across social media, painting an unfair image of the man:

Unfair because the young man in the picture is not Mike Brown.

Late Monday evening, The Oregonian newspaper reported an Instagram picture of Joda Cain was being passed off as a photo of Brown.

Cain, 18, is one of two men facing charges in the October 2013 murder of his great-grandmother.

A police officer in Kansas City is facing a disciplinary review for posting the photo of Cain on his Facebook page and claiming it to be Mike Brown, along with the comment, "I'm sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I'm sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community."


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