Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What They Saw

This thing going on in Ferguson, Missouri involving Michael Brown is disturbing me deeply...

An 18 year old young man is gunned down by a Police Officer...Who is then put on desk duty...and paid ,while his identity is kept a secret....

Then after much badgering , the man's identity is released along with a video of the victim ,18 year old Micheal Brown shoplifting cigarellos...The fifty cent package of little cigars from a store...

The smear campaign is on...In other words...Make the victim look like a criminal so you can justify his death...They did this with Trayvon and they are doing it again...

If you can..Watch the whole video...You'll see that Mike Brown actually paid for the cigarellos and that he may or may not be stealing something else...He has a brief conversation with someone in the store and is seen shoving the person...

Here is where it gets cute...Neither the store manager ,nor the employee says that they called in a report of a robbery!

There is no record of any robbery being called in...So minutes later when Mike Brown and his friend ran into the police officer identified as Darren Wilson...He knew nothing of any altercation or robbery...So releasing that video was cute, but has nothing to do with went down...

Here are some eye witnesses, shown above and what they say happened..Five ,mind you,  five eyewitnesses in the Michael Brown shooting case have come forward. All five witnesses had distinct vantage points: One person was with Mike Brown during the incident, one woman was inside her car, another woman observed the incident from her apartment balcony, one man was inside his apartment and another man was standing outside.

None of the eyewitnesses in this group—except for two—actually knew each other prior to the shooting. They could not have imagined that their lives would forever be intertwined as a result of what they allegedly witnessed that sunny afternoon in Ferguson, Mo.

Let's start with Dorian Johnson, Mike Brown's friend, who was with him when it happened... Johnson recounted the chilling confrontation. He said that a police car pulled up alongside Brown and him, and the officer—who has been identified as Darren Wilson—allegedly told Johnson and Brown to “Get the fuck on the sidewalk.”

The two men told the officer that they were only minutes away from their destination. Johnson said that Officer Wilson backed up his car and asked Brown and Johnson what they just said. Johnson claimed that Officer Wilson then tried to open his car door but the door ricocheted off of Brown’s body and closed again.
Johnson said that Officer Wilson then pulled Brown through the car window by his neck, and Brown began to try to pull away. Johnson said that Wilson shot Brown during the scuffle, and Brown managed to break away from Wilson’s grip. Brown and Johnson then began to run away from the police vehicle.
Johnson said that Wilson got out of his car and began to shoot at Brown while Brown was running away. Brown then stopped, put his hands in the air, turned around and pleaded with the officer to stop shooting, since he didn’t have a gun.

Johnson said that Wilson continued to fire several more shots before Brown’s body fell to the ground.

Then there is Tiffany Mitchell, who was visiting her employee in a nearby apartment complex.
Ms.Mitchell had never met or seen Michael Brown or Dorian Johnson. In fact, she’s not even from the area and was on her way to pick up an employee when the incident occurred.

During an interview with MSNBC, Ms.Mitchell said she was driving when she saw the confrontation at the point when Brown and Wilson were wrestling through the window. “Brown was pushing, trying to get away from the officer,” Ms. Mitchell explained, “and the officer was trying to pull him in.”
Ms. Mitchell’s and Mr. Johnson’s versions of events match up from that point on.

 A shot was fired, and Mike Brown broke away and started to run down the street away from the police car. Mr. Mitchell said the officer then got out of his vehicle and started to pursue Brown, all the while shooting at him.

“Michael’s body jerked as if he were hit,” Tiffany Mitchell said. “Then he turns around and put his hands up, and the officer continued to walk up on him and shoot him, until he goes all the way down to the ground.”

Then there is Piaget Crenshaw, the woman who saw the incident while standing on her apartment balcony.

Piaget Crenshaw was the employee that Tiffany Mitchell was coming to pick up. She was standing on her apartment balcony and saw Mike Brown running away from Wilson.
I witnessed the police chase after the guy—full force,” Ms.Crenshaw told local news reporters in Ferguson. “[Brown] put his arm up to let them know that he was compliant and that he was unarmed, and they shot him twice more, and he fell to the ground and died.”
Piaget Crenshaw explained to reporters on the scene, “[Brown] was running this way, but his body is laying this way because he turned around to tell the police that he was unarmed.
“He didn’t have no weapon on him at all,” she continued. “They killed this boy for no reason, and there should be justice about this.”

Next you have Emmanuel Freeman, who reportedly tweeted about the shooting right after it happened...His tweet has since been taken down...but he basically says what the other three said that Mike Brown was running...Turned around and said something to the effect that he was not armed...Raised his hands and was still shot several times...
Six in all, the autopsy shows.

A man, who preferred to speak on condition of anonymity, told Fox2 News that he and Mike Brown had seen each other right before Brown went to the convenience store. The man said Brown told him that he was “feeling some bad vibes” but that the “Lord Jesus Christ” would help him through it. The man said that Brown said he’d return to continue their conversation after making a stop at the store.

Approximately 25 minutes later, the man heard gunfire and looked up and saw a man, who he didn’t know at the time was Mike Brown, “staggering and running.”
The man said that Brown put his hands up and started screaming, “OK! OK! OK! OK! OK!” The witness claims that the police officer didn’t tell Brown to get on the ground or anything.
He just started shooting,” the man continued, estimating that the officer shot Brown six or seven times after he turned around to seemingly surrender. “There’s no way you can justify it.”

No way you can...but I'm sure the Ferguson Police Department is working on it...These eyewitnesses may never get their day in court and because they are all African-American and young people, they are going to be discredited and branded liars and criminals themselves....This is how the game works...Remembered how they bullied Trayvon's girlfriend??? 

If any of these young people is anything less than a saint and a straight A. student, well that's going to be used to destroy their credibility....That's how the game is played..

Anyone still think this is Post Racial America?? And that Race doesn't play a part in these things?? That race had nothing to do with this?? Ask Eric Garner, Ask Sean Bell,Ask Jordan Davis, Ask Trayvon Martin and I could go on and on...

There are Mass Murderers like the Batman shooter in Denver, who shot up that movie theatre, killing 23 people, who was taken into custody...(He was armed mind you) without incident...and yet a Black kid may or may not have taken a 50 cent pack of cigarellos and he winds up dead????

Where they do that at?


Atif Rahim Lanier said...

Watching the Ferguson footage reminds me of the race riots of the 1960s. Same battles still being fought

Keith said...

Yeah,Pretty Much!

Toni said...

Hey Keith,Thanks for writing about this...I'm betting nobody else will ever hear what these people have to say.

Angie B. said...

You're the voice of the voiceless

Sunflower said...

Like you said...Because they're young Black people their testimony is going to be discredited..

SLC said...

Ok so conflicting reports from ONE police department. Consistent reports from a minimum of three people unknown to the victim.
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