The White House's participation in the funeral for Michael Brown — the young black man shot dead by a white police officer in Missouri — is unprecedented, says Washington Times columnist Charles Hurt.
"The White House treated it like it was a funeral for the head of state by sending no fewer than three designated officials to represent the White House," Hurt said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV
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"I can't think of another case where the White House has done that for any sort of dignitary or accomplished person or anything other than head of state . . . during this presidency."
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