Ferguson Cop Who Killed Michael Brown Was “Beaten Very Severely” Before Shooting. Really? Really!
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department’s top brass told FoxNews.com.
“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”
Boy. O. Boy. This sure looks like the police officer was totally justified. Just look at how badly beaten the officer looks in this video taken not too long after the shooting. You have to wonder why he wasn’t taken to a hospital at once.
If the officer was injured as reported how did it happen? A commenter from the above article has a theory
It makes perfect sense if the enforcer had a comrade (co-conspirator?) work him over a bit in order to cover his ass after the fact. Of course, no police officer would ever do anything like that in order to whitewash his malfeasance, would he? Seeing as how there’s no dash cam video or other record of the incident, it’s a case of he-said, swine-said and we will probably never know the answer.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. Because the truth – what ever that is – is getting buried. Deep.
Well it is getting verrrrry interesting. There was no robbery of the convenience store.
There was no crime. A customer may have called the police, but the owner never filed any charges. In order for a crime to have happened, the victim needed to make a report. The shoving of the store owner, which is a misdemeanor battery, cannot be used against Brown if he were alive.
Still, there is confusion leading up to the shooting, and it was the statement made by Jackson who said, “The officer who shot and killed Michael Brown last weekend, confronted Brown after the teenager was identified as the main suspect in a convenience store robbery that occurred Saturday morning” Jackson recanted the story, because, the store owner never pressed charges and Jackson said that the confrontation occurred because Brown and a friend were walking in the street and “blocking traffic.” Jaywalking is an infraction: cited and ordered to pay a fine or a misdemeanor which means, the convicted can serve jail time.
Apparently Jackson had to change his story because the Hacktivist group Anonymous hacked the Ferguson Police Department communications and uploaded the audio: Full Version. After hearing the audio, there was a call placed to Ferguson Police, but once again, there were no charges filed.
It is getting difficult to believe anything. Especially where police are involved.
The store owner has a few words on the subject.
As well, in addition to clarifying that they never said they believed, nor identified the suspect with Michael Brown, they claimed that the St. Louis County issued the warrants for the hard drive of surveillance video Friday, based on the police claiming that Brown fit the description of the person in the video… the person who the owners and employees of the store were not even going to call the police on. Again, the owner clarifies that neither the management, nor any employee ever identified Brown as the suspect in that video.
They simply never said they believed that, this was a claim made by the police alone. So the real question is why the media has been taking the word of the police on this matter, even over the word of the eye witnesses and the store owner?
There is some video at the link of the store owner giving a statement through reporters.