Have we not heard enough from Micheal Brown's family? He assaulted a store keeper in the process of robbing him and then attempted to assault a police officer hours later.
What leg do they have to stand on? I'm of the opinion none.
Sam Lewallen, Jr.
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We'll probably never really know the full or true story of the Michael Brown killing at the hands of Ferguson, Mo. cop, Darren Wilson. There was initially a rush, as is the usual case of police killings of American citizens, to demonize the victims. The more the victim is demonized in the media the more deserving of death he/she will appear.
However, one things for sure.........many cops at that Ferguson police department were troubled cops who'd come from other Missouri police departments the cities felt it was cheaper to allow them to 'gypsy' to other police agencies rather than go through the expense of fighting with their unions to fire them.
Darren Wilson came from a troubled police department in Jennings, Mo. where the entire police department was disband allegedly due to corruption and excessive use of force against citizens, primarily minority citizens, in the town of Jennings.
Another cop hired on at the Ferguson police department had been first fired by the city of St. Louis after being accused of allegedly pistol whipping a 13 year-old-girl on her way home from school, walking with her brother, when the cop attacked her brother and she attempted to intervene on behalf of that brother. The city of Missouri did the right thing in firing him, but the union fought for him and it's said the city, rather than go through a long drawn out expensive court fight, paid out a thousands dollar settlement to the cop and allowed him to leave with nothing about the alleged pistol whipping of a 13-year-old girl and attack on her brother in his personnel file. Then he later ended up as a cop at the Ferguson police department. This has been the typical outcome of many police agencies around the nation no matter what the cops were accused of. They got to either keep their jobs or quietly leave where they often ended up at other police agencies sometimes within the same city, state, county, Parrish or in some other state.
And don't forget, that same prosecutor was sued by a member of Ferguson's own grand jury who accused him of "mischaracterizing the case" to support Darren Wilson's narrative.
A few facts:
1. There was no robbery of that store
2. When Darren Wilson encountered Michael Brown and his friend walking in the middle of the street he wasn't looking for a robbery suspect. According to the friend, he told them to move off the street where they were walking. Which the friend said they did. Darren Wilson backed up, allegedly nearly hitting them, and is allege to have asked "what did you say?"
3. Wilson, allegedly grabbed Michael Brown pulling him halfway into his patrol vehicle.
4. Darren Wilson also admitted he didn't like working in that area. Which may have been a precursor who his attitude and how he felt about and would treat citizens living in that area.
There's more information on the tragic killing of Michael Brown. Far more than can be listed here. But it's available to anyone with only a few searches. Who knows, one day, say a hundred years from now, Missouri might just put up a statue in the memory of the wrongful killing of yet another young man who did not deserve to be executed.
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Once again I hate to confuse my friend Brenda with the facts, this time about the Michael Brown justified shooting.
Here is the final Obama Justice Department report on the incident. Every witness who initially testified in favor of Brown either recanted or was proven wrong by forensic evidence. If you are going to testify your friend was shot in the back you should be aware of this little thing called an autopsy. It is very simple to determine if a gunshot wound is an "exit or entry" wound.
If you don't choose to read the entire 86 page report, here is the conclusion:
"For the reasons set forth above, this matter lacks prosecution merit and should be closed."