Whether Michael Brown robbed the store or not (and he probably did), how could anyone side with the cop on this? There's so much evidence that shows the cop shot him from a distance and not immediately during any type of struggle.
For myself, I certainly do not side with the cop if it is indeed found that he was that far away. I do however want the full truth about the situation brought to bare. Thanks to this video we now have a bit more of the truth. Which certainly adds validity to the claim Mike Brown instigated a physical confrontation with the officer. The idea that has been forming so quickly around this man that he was sweet and gentle has seemed a little forced from the word go to me.
To get the full picture we need to know the character of both men, and what we now know of Mike Brown, is that he was a violent criminal, and violent criminals do stupid violent things. Stupid violent things like assaulting a cop.