It broke my heart to hear Michael’s mother cry out…”Do you know how hard it was for me to get him to stay in school and graduate? Do you know how hard it is for a black man to graduate? Know what I mean. Because you bring them down to this type of level where I feel like I have got nothing to live for anyway, if they’re going to take me out anyway.”
The story seems to be simple enough. The boys were told to get onto the “fucking” sidewalk. When they didn’t comply, Wilson reversed suddenly and tried to open the door It bounced off the boys and Wilson tried to grab Michael Brown by the neck and drag him in through the window. Michael tried to resist.
We have three people telling the same story.
Courtesy of The Last Word:
In an interview with msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell, Tiffany Mitchell described hearing tires squeak and seeing “Michael and the officer wrestling through the [car] window.” Brown, she said, was struggling to get away while the officer continued to try to pull him closer. Concerned, Mitchell pulled out her phone, at which point she said the first shot was fired “through the window.” Mitchell then saw Brown break away from the officer’s grip and run down the street from the police vehicle.
“The officer gets out of his vehicle,” Mitchell said, “and he pursues him,” continuing to shoot at Brown. “Michael’s body jerks as if he was hit,” Mitchell explained, “and then he put his hands up,” and the officer continued to shoot at Brown until the teenager collapsed “all the way down to the ground.”
Courtesy of Mashable.com:
Just after 12 p.m. local time in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, a Twitter user and St. Louis-area rapper named Thee Pharoah tweeted that he saw someone die.
When asked why be another user on Twitter, Thee Pharoah said there was no reason.
The Twitter user said he saw Brown, who looked to be 18 or 19, get hit with at least seven shots.
Two of those shots, the Twitter witness says, were from behind. The other five came it a “barrage” after Brown turned around.
Four witnesses now. Some of the details may vary slightly. It appears that he wasn’t hit from behind according to the autopsy report. That doesn’t mean that Wilson wasn’t shooting and Michael may have been trying to avoid the bullets.
The bullets were fired from a distance, and so far, there is no evidence of gun powder on Michael’s body or evidence of a scuffle. All in keeping with the witness reports.
MSNBC asked five questions about Darren Wilson and the shooting:
Where is he?
Has he been questioned?
Why did he shoot?
How many times?
Will he be charged?
The Ferguson PD hasn’t answered any of those questions.
The RWNJs have taken a position and they are defending it. He was a thug and had just committed strong-arm robbery. Oh how happy they were to see that video. It justified everything for them, and the Ferguson PD knew what they were doing. The nuts aren’t capable of critical thinking. Nor do they want to.
I’m going with Occam’s Razor – “when you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the simpler one is the better.”
There is no way that Michael Brown wrestled a cop over a gun, and then turned in mid-flight with bullets whizzing past him, and charged forward into a hail of bullets.