Monday, 18 August 2014

Ferguson Shooting Shock: Witness Unwittingly Captured on Audio Corroborates Police Story

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While Christians, Yazidis, and other minorities are being slaughtered by the Islamic State jihadis in the most brutal of ways, the U.S. media has been obsessed with the Ferguson, Missouri, police’s shooting of teenager Mike Brown. It’s portrayed as an example of how black youth are unfairly targeted by mostly white law-enforcement agencies. But now an eyewitness conversation previously unnoticed in a video of the shooting’s aftermath has been brought to light — and it completely contradicts the media’s politically correct narrative.

The video was originally uploaded to YouTube by a user who bears the handle “BlackCanseco” and who appears to believe his footage buttresses the notion that Brown was shot while unarmed and holding his hands in the air. However, the previously unnoticed conversation — which starts at 6:28 and involves a black male eyewitness (#2) relating what had transpired to a curious onlooker (#1) — tells a different tale (presented as transcribed by ConservativeTreehouse.com):

#1 How’d he get from there to there?

#2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck — cause he was like over the truck

{crosstalk}

#2 But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran — the police got out and ran after him

{crosstalk}

#2 Then the next thing I know he doubled back toward him cus — the police had his gun drawn already on him —

#1. Oh, the police got his gun

#2 The police kept dumpin’ on him, and I’m thinking the police kept missing — he like — be like — but he kept coming toward him

{crosstalk}

#2 Police fired shots — the next thing I know — the police was missing

#1 The Police?

#2 The Police shot him

#1 Police?

#2 The next thing I know ... I’m thinking ... the dude started running ... (garbled something about “he took it from him”)

This is significant because it’s evidence supporting the Ferguson Police’s account, which is that the officer in question, Darren Wilson, fired in self-defense while facing the prospect of grievous bodily harm. It also corroborates Wilson’s version of events, as related by a friend of his:

He [Officer Darren Wilson] pulled up ahead of them [Michael Brown and the other suspect]. And then he got a call-in that there was a strong-arm robbery, and they gave a description. And he’s looking at them, and they got something in their hands, and it looks like it could be what, you know, those cigars [stolen during the robbery] or whatever. So he goes in reverse back to them. Tries to get out of his car. They slam his door shut violently. I think he said Michael did. And then he opened the car again. He tried to get out. He stands up.

And then Michael just bum-rushes him and shoves him back into his car, punches him in the face, and them [sic] Darren grabs for his gun. Michael grabbed for the gun. At one point he got the gun entirely turned against his hip. And he shoves it away. And the gun goes off.

Well, then Michael takes off and gets to be about 35 feet away. And Darren’s first protocol is to pursue, so he stands up and yells “Freeze!” Michael and his friend turn around, and Michael taunts him… And then all the sudden he [Brown] just started bum-rushing him; he just started coming at him full speed. And so he [Wilson] just started shooting. And he just kept coming. And so he [Wilson] really thinks he was on something.

What should one conclude? IJReview.com makes the following point:

It’s far too unlikely that these two accounts are similar accidentally, having been from such disparate sources. The seeming witness in the background conversation is speaking with detail about the tragic shooting, and in a manner that runs contrary to the widespread version. Those who watch the video need to judge for themselves if the witness sounds reliable (but he would seemingly have nothing to gain by telling such a story.) [sic]

IJReview.com also points out that if the toxicology report shows that Brown had taken something, that would explain why he might have rushed at an officer pointing a gun at him — and how he did so after being shot — it could help close the book on this story. (Having said this, personal anecdote: A man in my old neighborhood once became hysterical and tried to charge a gun-wielding criminal who wanted to steal his radio. He wasn’t on drugs, either. Lesson? Emotion is sometimes enough to inspire irrational acts {the man’s friends held him back, saving his life}).

The striking eyewitness audio follows the release of a video showing Brown involved in the strong-arm convenience-store robbery Wilson was dispatched to investigate.The U.S. Department of Justice had pressured the Ferguson Police not to release the convenience-store video.

Blacks account for 50 percent of all U.S. homicide victims, which translates into approximately 7000 black people being murdered each year. Ninety-four percent of the time the killer is another black person.

Photo shows investigators inspecting Michael Brown's body: AP Images/KMOV-TV

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