Breaking new revelations in the controversy over the police shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown have not only changed the narrative completely, they probably guarantee that the police officer in question, Darren Wilson, will be exonerated.
If not for new video evidence showing a person who has been positively identified as Brown committing strong-arm robbery nearby (at the same store which was looted and burned in the aftermath of his death), and just prior to the shooting incident, officer Wilson might have been railroaded as George Zimmerman nearly was last year, and falsely convicted of a very serious crime.
Lo and behold; the key witness at the scene of the shooting was Brown’s companion, Dorian Johnson, now revealed by published police reports to have been positively identified as being involved in the robbery himself. That means his account of what happened is not credible in the slightest, besides being logically impossible and absurd to begin with.
Still images released from the damning store surveillance video show the massive, giant Brown physically manhandling and shoving the much smaller store clerk when the clerk tries to prevent Brown from exiting the premises with stolen items, items which the official incident report (also just recently published online) describes having been handed off to Brown’s companion.
At first, things were not looking very good for Wilson. Multiple “eyewitnesses” went on record in the media over the last few days, claiming that Wilson needlessly gunned Brown down in the street while Brown was running away, then firing more shots into Brown after he allegedly stopped, turned, and put his hands in the air.
While those witnesses do not dispute that there had been an altercation between Brown and Wilson at the door of Wilson’s patrol car, along with an initial gunshot by Wilson from inside the vehicle, they nonetheless insist that Brown had been doing nothing wrong except walking in the middle of the street with his friend before being violently accosted by Wilson “for no reason” other than jaywalking.
Brown’s companion, Johnson, alleged that Wilson had first reached up through the window from inside the car and grabbed the 6′ 4,” 300lb Brown by the neck–an unlikely and virtually impossible scenario, based on the reality of physical circumstances. Johnson also claimed that Wilson then tried to pull Brown into the vehicle with him, which also makes no sense whatsoever in terms of tactics.
From the start, the police version has been that Brown attacked Wilson when the officer tried to exit his patrol car to confront him; Brown shoved Wilson back inside the vehicle and proceeded to beat him and grab for his gun, prompting Wilson to shoot Brown in self-defense, inside the vehicle.
Official reports are that officer Wilson has lacerations and contusions on his face from Brown beating him, and a spent shell casing was retrieved from inside the patrol car.
The newly discovered fact that Wilson confronted Brown not merely for jaywalking, but for robbery (a violent crime) means that Wilson not only had a perfectly good reason to shoot Brown in the first place–self defense of his own life when Brown attacked him and tried to grab his gun–but that after that, Wilson was also justified in shooting Brown if he indeed fled. Use of deadly force policy warrants it if the person is deemed at the time to be a further threat to the community, which after the act of robbery and of trying to kill a cop, Brown certainly would have been.
After those first shots, whether or Brown was actually capable of voluntarily stopping and surrendering, as his friends allege, is so dubious as to be not even worthy of a grand jury’s consideration. But as with the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman fiasco, there will probably still be an official push for the mobs to be appeased, to whatever extent.
Adding fuel to the fire of massive protests, looting, arson, and violent rioting sparked by the false narrative pounced upon and spread across the land by Trayvon Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump (who swooped in and cliented-up faster than you can say “Black Grievance Industry”), none other than Barack Hussein Obama himself once more contaminated what would have been the jury pool in the case, abusing his powerful office yet again (as he did in the similarly racially-charged Trayvon Martin and Henry Louis Gates controversies) by commenting on a local law enforcement matter, expressing prejudicial sympathy for one side–the BGI side–in an official White House press release and televised remarks before any facts were vetted.
Ignoring the police department’s account of what happened, and the jeopardy posed to the life of the officer, Obama expressed only outright sympathy for the Michael Brown camp. On TV, Obama said:
“We lost a young man, Michael brown, in heartbreaking and tragic circumstances. He was 18 years old, and his family will never hold Michael in their arms again.”
The Obama White House also issued an official press release, “Statement by the President on the Passing of Michael Brown“:
The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time. As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed. I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but as details unfold, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding. We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. Along with our prayers, that’s what Michael and his family, and our broader American community, deserve.
As usual, Obama’s message is easily understood: Always assume that a black person who met with an unfavorable fate didn’t deserve it, and therefore, grieve over it.
Someone needs to tell president Skittles and his sons that robbery and attempted cop-killing result in the deserved, justified use of deadly force against the perpetrator, regardless of skin color.
As with the Trayvon Martin case, mainstream sources are running only the non-thuggish pictures of Brown–pictures of him smiling and posing with family, and pictures of him as a young child and toddler. You have to turn to non-mainstream sources to see pics of the thuggish, adult, aspiring rap star Brown, posing with other thuggish-looking black men, flashing gang signs and flipping the double middle fingers of the criminal gangsta-rap subculture.
One of Brown’s last Facebook posts was, “If I leave this earth today, at least you’ll know I care about others more than I cared about my damn self.” Very eerie. Or, did the gangsta-thug Brown deliberately seek out a confrontation with police, and successfully force his own “suicide by cop”? Seems to me there’s a good chance that he did.
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