Friend of Ferguson cop gives his side of what happened

The shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old named Michael Brown on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, has unleashed a paroxysm of riots and lootings by blacks, beginning on August 10 and continuing through last night, necessitating the deployment of National Guards to the St. Louis suburb.

Though a teenager, Brown was 6′ 4″ tall and weighed nearly 300 lbs.

The police officer who shot Brown, 28-year-old Darren Wilson who has no disciplinary history but had received a recommendation 6 months prior for his “extraordinary effort in the line of duty,” has gone into hiding, in fear for his life. That fear is well placed because the media, led by CNN, have made public Wilson’s photos, the names of the town (Crestwood) and street (Manda Lane) where he lives, as well as his home’s street number.

Michael Brown (l); Darren Wilson (r)

Michael Brown (l); Darren Wilson (r)

Now a friend of Wilson has come forth to give the officer’s side of the story.

On Friday, Aug. 15, a woman named Josie called into the Dana Loesch Radio Show. She said she came by the details of what happened via Wilson’s significant other. Loesch admits he had not personally vetted the association.

H/t my friend, John Molloy, for the video.

Here’s the transcript of Josie’s call beginning at the 1:16 mark:

“He [Darren Wilson] said that … they [Mike Brown and another guy] were walking in the middle of the street. He [Darren] pulled up, rolled the [car's] window down and, um, the two guys out in the street, they refused to and they were yelling back … there was cussing involved. He [Darren] kept rolling up and pulled over … He pulled up ahead of them and was watching.

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

And then Michael just bum-rushes him [Darren] and shoves him back into his car, punches him in the face. And then 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 with his friend 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 was taunting him, ‘Oh what you’re gonna do about it. You’re not going to shoot me.’

And then all of a sudden he [Michael] just started to bumrush him [Darren]. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so he [Darren] just started shooting. And he [Michael] just kept coming. So he [Darren] really thinks he [Michael] was on something because he just kept coming. It was unbelievable. So he finally ended up, the final shot was to the forehead. And then he [Michaelo] fell about two, three feet in front of the officer. So that’s why the story’s going around that [Michael was shot in the back]. Of course, ballistics will prove he wasn’t shot in the back.”

Indeed, autopsy results had just been made public, which show Michael Brown was shot in front, NOT in the back.

According to a Ferguson Police report of a robbery incident, on August 9 at 11:51 a.m., two African-American males identified by police as Michael Brown, 18, and Dorian Johnson, 22, were observed at a convenience store in a strong-arm robbery. At 12:01 p.m. on August 9, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson drove up to Brown and Johnson in the 2900 block of Canfield Drive and ordered them to move off the street and onto the sidewalk. An altercation ensued, which ended in Brown being shot dead. (Wikipedia)

Here’s the convenience store’s security camera video of the robbery (h/t FOTM’s Steve):

If Josie’s account of what happened is true, given Michael Brown’s “bumrushing” of Officer Darren Wilson “at full speed,” according to the Missouri Revised Statutes, Chap. 563, “Defense of Justification,” Officer Wilson’s use of deadly physical force is justified:

Use of force in defense of persons.
563.031. 1. A person may, subject to the provisions of subsection 2 of this section, use physical force upon another person when and to the extent he or she reasonably believes such force to be necessary to defend himself or herself or a third person from what he or she reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of unlawful force by such other person, unless:

(1) The actor was the initial aggressor; except that in such case his or her use of force is nevertheless justifiable provided:

(a) He or she has withdrawn from the encounter and effectively communicated such withdrawal to such other person but the latter persists in continuing the incident by the use or threatened use of unlawful force; or

(b) He or she is a law enforcement officer and as such is an aggressor pursuant to section 563.046; or

(c) The aggressor is justified under some other provision of this chapter or other provision of law;

(2) Under the circumstances as the actor reasonably believes them to be, the person whom he or she seeks to protect would not be justified in using such protective force;

(3) The actor was attempting to commit, committing, or escaping after the commission of a forcible felony.

2. A person may not use deadly force upon another person under the circumstances specified in subsection 1 of this section unless:

(1) He or she reasonably believes that such deadly force is necessary to protect himself, or herself or her unborn child, or another against death, serious physical injury, or any forcible felony.

“Any forcible felony” is the operative phrase. Assaulting a police office is a forcible felony under Missouri Chapter 563.

563.011. As used in this chapter the following terms shall mean:

(1) “Deadly force”, physical force which the actor uses with the purpose of causing or which he or she knows to create a substantial risk of causing death or serious physical injury;

(2) “Dwelling”, any building, inhabitable structure, or conveyance of any kind, whether the building, inhabitable structure, or conveyance is temporary or permanent, mobile or immobile, which has a roof over it, including a tent, and is designed to be occupied by people lodging therein at night;

(3) “Forcible felony”, any felony involving the use or threat of physical force or violence against any individual, including but not limited to murder, robbery, burglary, arson, kidnapping, assault, and any forcible sexual offense.

H/t FOTM’s Sig94, a retired police officer, for the Missouri Revised Statutes.

~Eowyn

AUTOPSY: Michael Brown Was Not Shot in the Back, but 6 Times to the Front

I don’t know folks. I just present for your enlightenment    :)

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Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times

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FERGUSON, Mo. — Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.

One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.

Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.said Sunday that the Justice Department would conduct its own autopsy, in addition to the one performed by local officials and this private one because, a department spokesman said, of “the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family.”

The preliminary autopsy results are the first time that some of the critical information resulting in Mr. Brown’s death has been made public. Thousands of protesters demanding information and justice for what was widely viewed as a reckless shooting took to the streets here in rallies that ranged from peaceful to violent.

Mr. Brown died Aug. 9 in a confrontation with a police officer here in this suburb of St. Louis. The police department has come under harsh criticism for refusing to clarify the circumstances of the shooting and for responding to protests with military-style operational gear.

“People have been asking: How many times was he shot? This information could have been released on Day 1,” Dr. Baden said in an interview after performing the autopsy. “They don’t do that, even as feelings built up among the citizenry that there was a cover-up. We are hoping to alleviate that.”

Dr. Baden said that while Mr. Brown was shot at least six times, only three bullets were recovered from his body. But he has not yet seen the X-rays showing where the bullets were found, which would clarify the autopsy results. Nor has he had access to witness and police statements.

Dr. Baden provided a diagram of the entry wounds, and noted that the six shots produced numerous wounds. Some of the bullets entered and exited several times, including one that left at least five different wounds.

“This one here looks like his head was bent downward,” he said, indicating the wound at the very top of Mr. Brown’s head. “It can be because he’s giving up, or because he’s charging forward at the officer.”

He stressed that his information does not assign blame or justify the shooting.

“We need more information; for example, the police should be examining the automobile to see if there is gunshot residue in the police car,” he said.

Dr. Baden, 80, is a well-known New York-based medical examiner, who is one of only about 400 board-certified forensic pathologists in the nation. He reviewed the autopsies of both President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and has performed more than 20,000 autopsies himself.

H/T                    http://clashdaily.com/

Rest Of Times Article Here.

~Steve~

How to have sex in the “illegal immigrant position”

There are various sexual intercourse positions, the most familiar of which is the “missionary position.”

Betcha you’ve never heard of or practiced the “illegal alien position”!

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An illegal immigrant picks up a hooker.

“Hey, how much you charge for da hour, sister?,” he asks.

“$100,” she replies.

He says, “Do you do illegal immigrant style?”

Not knowing what illegal immigrant style is, the hooker says, “No.”

He: “But I’ll pay you $200 to do illegal immigrant style!”

“No,” she says.

“I pay you $300!”

“No,” she says.

“I pay you $400!”

“No.”

Finally, the persistent man says, “OK, I pay $1,000 to do illegal immigrant style!!!”

She thinks, “Well, I’ve been in the game for over 10 years now. I’ve had every kind of request from weirdos from every part of the world. How bad could illegal immigrant style be?”

So she agrees and has sex with him.

Finally, after several hours, they finish. Exhausted, the hooker turns to the man and says, “I was expecting something perverted and disgusting. But that was OK. So, what exactly is illegal immigrant style?”

The illegal alien replies, “You send bill to Obama. Then he screw the taxpayers.”

H/t FOTM’s Ken L.

~Eowyn

L.A. Mayor Expects Incentives Bill to Provide Around $400 Million Per Year for Movies and TV

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Variety: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that he expects the authors of film and TV tax credit legislation to insert a figure “that is north of $400 million” per year, an amount that would put the state about on par with New York.

“It will be close to $400 million or just north, right around there,” Garcetti said at Burbank Airport, where he had just arrived after a trip to Sacramento to lobby Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislative leaders on the need to pass legislation that greatly expands the existing program, which is currently at $100 million per year. He said that he expected the figure to be inserted into the legislation by Monday.

The bill, AB1839, has so far passed the state Assembly with unanimous support and is making its way through the Senate, but so far with no figure attached. It would extend the existing program through 2022 and expand eligibility to include bigger budgeted feature films and most one hour-drama series, production categories that have been lost to other states in recent years. The legislation, authored by Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), comes before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

Even with a figure in the bill, there is still the question of whether such a sum will garner the support of Brown. Garcetti and six other mayors met with the governor and pressed for a significant amount, but it is unknown whether he would sign a bill at that level.

“He knows I would like a number that is competitive with New York state,” Garcetti said. “New York state is in the north of $400 million range. To us, that is very important. For us to do something that is token doesn’t stop that decline. If we get a big enough number, I think we can win this war. I think we can bring production back. I think we can see pilots starting up here, which means that shows will stay here.”

Nevertheless, when it comes to the legislation, “I wouldn’t be naive enough to say that the governor is going to come down on that exact number. But I have just watched the evolution, where this governor understands that this is a key industry, where he and his staff have told us privately we are not going to preside over its decline, and where understands it is no longer just a Southern California issue. … This governor gets it.”

Garcetti also suggested that such an amount also may enable phasing out of the program’s lottery system. Discussions are ongoing about possible amendments to the legislation and state Sen. Kevin de Leon, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, has indicated that he would like to see that issue addressed.

“A lot of people don’t apply for these credits because it is just a random lottery,” Garcetti said. “We did calculations, and if we have approximately $400 million of credits and it wasn’t on a lottery system, almost every television program and movie that applied for it that wound up getting made would have benefited from it. Everyone that left, in other words, would have been in California. That is pretty powerful testimony and a pretty powerful statistic.”

At the meeting with Brown, it wasn’t Garcetti who first brought up the topic of runaway production but San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, underscoring that the problem is not exclusive to the L.A. area. The legislation provides an extra 5% credit to productions that shoot outside a 30-mile radius centered in Los Angeles, a provision intended to win support of lawmakers outside the region.

Garcetti said at the meeting, Brown mentioned “a lot of people are talking about a very big number.” Garcetti said he argued that the state will see a program that can quickly produce “tens of thousands of jobs” and “billions of dollars” in production activity.

“I wanted to reassure him that the impact to the state budget is only a fraction of that, maybe only a single digit fraction of that,” Garcetti said. “So California can afford this, and California has to do this.”

At a press conference after the meeting, Lee noted that the upcoming movie “San Andreas” shot just four days in San Francisco, even though the movie is set there. “It is quite a bit of lost income and quite a bit of lost revenue for small businesses,” he said.

Joining Garcetti and Lee at the press conference were San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido.

Garcetti noted that production of drama pilots has plummeted, with just three shot in the state for the most recent season, compared to 85% of all such pilots just a few years ago. “That is a preview of coming attractions if we don’t get our act together,” he said.

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Quiz time! Guess how many people were shot in Chicago over the weekend

MyFoxChicago: Five people have been killed and at least 23 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said.

A teenage boy was shot and killed early Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. Police found the 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head on the sidewalk in the 900 block of North Karlov about 1:15 a.m., police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality. A police source said the teen had gang affiliations.

Two people were killed and a third was wounded in a shooting Saturday night in Logan Square. The three people were in a vehicle in the 2300 block of North Springfield at 11:45 p.m. when someone walked up and opened fire at the vehicle, police said. The vehicle then struck several parked cars.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the back and cheek and taken to Illinois Masonic, where he was pronounced dead, Greer said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the head and also taken to Masonic, where he was pronounced dead. An 18-year-old man was shot in the finger and taken to Norwegian, where he was listed in good condition. The medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatalities. A police source said all three victims have gang affiliations.

About 12:50 a.m. Saturday, a 16-year-old girl and another man, 20, were shot in the 7200 block of South Laflin, police said. The girl was dead at the scene, police said. The man was taken to Christ Medical Center where his condition had stabilized.

The medical examiner’s office identified the girl as Shaquise Buckner of the 1400 block of West 72nd Street. An autopsy Saturday determined she died from a gunshot wound to the head, and her death was ruled a homicide.

A 25-year-old man was shot and killed a block east of Chicago Police Headquarters about 11:35 p.m. Friday.

Walter Neely was found shot in the abdomen in the 3400 block of South Indiana, authorities said. Someone had approached on foot and fired at him, police said. Neely was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m., authorities said. His home address was unknown Saturday afternoon. The shooting happened about one block east of police headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened early Sunday morning in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A 23-year-old man was in the 2900 block of North Kimball about 4:35 a.m. when he was shot in the foot, possibly by someone in a vehicle driving by, police said. The man was taken to Illinois Masonic in good condition. Police said the man has gang affiliations. (Hmmm, I see a pattern here…)

At least 20 other people have been shot across the city since 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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Media make public Ferguson cop’s photo and address

This is beyond outrageous.

On August 9, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, allegedly shot to death an unarmed black teen, 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Six days later on the morning of Aug. 15, buckling under pressure brought by Brown’s family, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson released 28-year-old Officer Darren Wilson’s name.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, now national, international, and local media have published not only Wilson’s photo, but his home address. The media outlets that did this include:

  • CNN was the first. After police chief Jackson released Darren Wilson’s name on Friday, CNN broadcast a report that very day showing Wilson’s house, including the street number. In the video report, CNN reporter Ed Lavandera is seen walking in the street where Wilson lives (see pic below). The CNN video shows a wide view of Wilson’s house and then pans around the street to show its relative position in the neighborhood. While Lavandera does not name the street, he gives its approximate location.

CNN reporter in front of Darren Wilson's house

  • On the same day, USA Today named the community in which Wilson lives — Crestwood, a suburb of St. Louis.
  • The next day, Saturday, Aug. 16, Yahoo News also named the community and published photos of Wilson receiving a commendation six months earlier for his “extraordinary effort in the line of duty.” Yahoo had obtained the photos from Wilson’s proud dad’s Facebook page.

Darren Wilson

  • The same day, Saturday, Washington Post named the street where Wilson lives — Manda Lane.
  • On Saturday, the UK Daily Mail also named the community, posted photos of officer Wilson, gave a description of his house, and pointedly emphasized that the residents of Crestwood are 94% white and only 1.6% black.
  • A version of the video being aired by CNN affiliate Newschannel 13 in Orlando, Florida (and likely other affiliates around the country) shows a brief close-up of the house number by the front door such that someone could freeze and enlarge the image to get the address.
  • St. Louis TV station KSDK, which like USA Today is owned by Gannett, also broadcast a video of Wilson’s home, then hypocritically issued an apology Saturday afternoon. By then, of course, the damage’s been done.
  • A local newspaper, Call, named the street where Wilson lives, adding that the area high school closed and sent students home when Wilson’s name was made public.

Beginning at 6:28 mark of the video below, you can hear a male eyewitness testify to Brown struggling with Officer Wilson in the truck, then running away, then doubling back and coming at the officer in spite of Wilson drawing his gun and firing warning shots. To read the actual transcript of what the eyewitness said, go to Steve’s post, “Smoking Gun to Clear Cop in Shooting of Michael Brown“.

Darren Wilson and his family have gone into hiding.

If anything untoward happens to Wilson, his family, or his neighbors, the above media outlets have blood on their hands.

H/t Gateway Pundit

~Eowyn

Smoking Gun To Clear Cop In Shooting Of Michael Brown.

Here it is folks. Seems to corraberate the cops story. I’d say an arrest warrent should be out fot the guy with him because he lied and the riots are going on. Brown sounds high and ran at the cop.

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The original video poster appears sympathetic to the narrative that Mike Brown was shot unarmed with his hands in the air. But he unknowingly picks up conversation between a man who saw the altercation and another neighbor.

An approximate transcription of the background conversation, as related by the “Conservative Treehouse” blog:

@6:28/6:29 of video

#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 terribly important because if Mike Brown had been shot, and he advanced towards the cop instead of surrendering, it would substantiate the narrative that the policeman shot in self-defense due to the fact that he was being threatened with severe bodily harm.

This corroborates an account of the event given by a friend of Officer Darren Wilson:

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 just started bumrushing him. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so he just started shooting. And, he just kept coming. And, so he really thinks he was on something.”

Rest  Of Story Here!

 

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/168698-eyewitness-recalls-important-detail-background-video-mins-ferguson-shooting/