New York Times Called Out for Saying Michael Brown Was ‘No Angel’

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The New York Times has come under fire for calling Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, "no angel." The evidence for this diagnosis? Brown once got into a scuffle with a neighbor, had taken to writing "vulgar" rap lyrics, and "dabbled in drugs and alcohol." Does this make Maureen Dowd no angel, too?