#iftheygunnedmedown: Twitter users say victim portrayals often unfair

#iftheygunnedmedown: Twitter users say victim portrayals often unfair

Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday. Conflicting reports about what led to the shooting resulted in protests as well as calls for justice on social media, including the hashtag #iftheygunnedmedown. Although the hashtag initially meant to draw attention to the seemingly unfair portrayal of young black men in the media, people of other races are also joining the campaign. But at least one Twitter user suggested, "Maybe if y'all didn't post pictures with bottles, weed & guns & throwing up gang signs & middle fingers you wouldn't have to worry about which picture they would use #iftheygunnedyoudown."

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