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Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source


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 
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^ Well ya don't say, perhaps the cops was fighting for his life.

And not just shooting an unarmed black man, as some want to believe.
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That's weird because when you look at all of the eyewitness videos show immediately after the shooting, you see the officer walking and standing around. No injuries and was not taken to hospital etc.


Also, feel like if the cops had a reason like this, they would have said it a lot sooner no?
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A "source"...seems legit.


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Show me the video that you can see the officers face close enough to see if we had injuries.
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http://www.thewrap.com/michael-brown-shooting-witness-releases-video-i-knew-this-was-not-right-video/

Take a look at this video (you can watch the whole thing and not the first few seconds) and tell me if any of those officers looks like they're nearly unconscious with a fractured eye socket or any severe facial injuries. 

My question again remains that you don't find anything suspicious about the timing of when they released this "information?" Why wouldn't they have done it when they tried to smear the victim with the shoplifting video. Had absolutely nothing to do with what happened but the police released a 17 page document about it. 
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So which one is Officer Wilson ?

I don't know and I'm guessing neither do you.


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He's the blond one.

You don't know what he looks like by now?




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I know what he looks like from other pictures, you can't tell from that video if that's him or not.

 


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Originally posted by zapp2525 zapp2525 wrote:

I know what he looks like from other pictures, you can't tell from that video if that's him or not.

 





You can't?

I can.  Easily.  Nonetheless.

IF You had watched the whole video you would know which one he is.

The witness tells you where the shooter is. 

She's probably lying though; she clearly is not a reliable witness. 
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I bet they could ask other witnesses and they point out someone else as being the shooter.

Everybody can find something to support their viewpoint as being right.


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Originally posted by zapp2525 zapp2525 wrote:

So which one is Officer Wilson ?

I don't know and I'm guessing neither do you.



False, they identified him on CNN when showing that video. I'll search for the CNN clip later, but they specifically pointed out which officer was Officer Wilson.
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Originally posted by zapp2525 zapp2525 wrote:

I bet they could ask other witnesses and they point out someone else as being the shooter.

Everybody can find something to support their viewpoint as being right.



Why do you think that? It sounds like you're really reaching for ways to make Officer Wilson innocent in all of this. Can you accept the possibility that maybe he's not? That maybe he abused his power and shot an unarmed teenager? 


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Including-or maybe <gasp> especially-bloggers!!!!
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Hardcore liberal site, full disclosure, but as predicted - the officer was not attacked.

http://samuel-warde.com/2014/08/broken-eye-socket/
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Or maybe the black kid tried to fight the cops and go for his gun......that never happens does it
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Who's to say?

Most of the time there is only one side of the story still left alive.


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Originally posted by ClarkWestern1 ClarkWestern1 wrote:

Including-or maybe <gasp> especially-bloggers!!!!


You know who else lies?

COPS.

Not all of them; but some of them do.  About bad things.  It's way worse than when a blogger lies; gasp.  Don't forget they are there to protect and serve us.

http://www.vice.com/read/autopsy-contradicts-the-polices-account-of-victor-white-iiis-shooting-in-the-back-of-a-cop-car-666



In the wee hours of the morning on March 2, 22-year-old Victor White III was shot while in the custody of Louisiana's New Iberia Sheriff's department and was pronounced dead later that day at a local hospital. The case has been of particular interest to me for the past few months because of who the law enforcement officials fingered as the triggerman. They alleged that White III shot himself—in the backseat of a police car, while his hands were cuffed behind his back, with a gun that mysteriously appeared after they had searched and arrested him. 

According to initial information offered by Trooper Stephen Hammons to the press back in March, Victor III was stopped under the suspicion that he was involved in a fight at a convenience store near his home. Hammons claimed the unnamed deputy involved searched White III, found unidentified narcotics on his person, and arrested him. When they arrived at Iberia Parish Sherrif's Office, they said Victor III refused to exit the cruiser and became "uncooperative." That's when he allegedly "produced" a handgun and fired off one round into his back, killing himself.

Other than those basic details, it's been radio silence for months in terms of official information from the local authorities, who've cited an ongoing investigation into the shooting by the state police as their reason for not sharing any more details or answering any questions about Victor White III. I know—I've reached out to everyone from the local to state police, not to mention political officials like New Iberia's Mayor Hilda Curry, only to fall on deaf ears or get the line about an on-going investigation.

However, late last week some new information eked out via the Iberia Parish Coroner's Office. Victor III's autopsy was performed the day he died by local forensic pathologist Christopher Tape, who has yet to return my calls for comment. The report itself offers fresh insight into what happened that night, while fueling the only natural suspicion that we still don't know the full story of this incredible backseat shooting.

First off, the cause of death according to the report was a suicide, which is drastically different from the seemingly accidental shooting initially described by police officials. According to Victor III's family, he had no history of mental illness or depression. And even if he did, the back seat of a cop car at one in the morning is a strange place to decide to snuff it. 

Despite initial statements made by authorities that said Victor III was shot in the back, the report describes no back wounds at all. Instead, his cause of death is described as a gunshot to his right chest that perforated his left lung and heart, exited through his left armpit, and lacerated his upper arm. It was reported in initial local accounts of the shooting that Victor III was handcuffed behind his back. So in order for him to have shot himself in the chest, he would have had to pull himself through his cuffed arms in the backseat of that cop car—and of course, have a gun in the first place.

The report also lists two abrasions on Victor III's upper left face and around his eye, which seems to be in line with what White's father, Victor White Sr., told me a couple weeks after his son's death: "I know they beat him before he arrived at the station," he said, "because those who were with him before he was arrested said he didn’t have a mark on him.”

I spoke again with Victor Sr. after he'd spent some time looking at the report. The man was in a state of bewilderment and exhaustion, because after more than six months, he still has no idea what happened to his son and the explanations just don't add up.

Authorities have kept Victor Sr. in the dark since the very beginning. He was never alerted by officials that his son had been arrested and died in police custody in the first place. Instead, he found out from his son Leonard, who had been questioned in connection with Victor III's death. When Victor Sr. went to New Iberia, at first the police refused to even let him see his son's body. Then, when they allowed him see his son, it was only from the neck up. The police wouldn't even reveal to him how they thought that his son died. He ended up finding out that the police were claiming his son shot himself in the back by way of a public Facebook post published by the department.

Now, he's got the skeleton of an autopsy report that begs more questions than it provides answers. Did Victor III actually have gun residue on his hands? What kind of gun fired the shot and what kind of bullet was used? Based upon what new information did this shooting suddenly become a confirmed suicide? And how do the police reconcile this report with their initial account? All of these are ringing in his head with all the old, unanswered questions, like who were the officers involved? Is there a weapon or a bullet? And, maybe most important, was this incident caught on videotape? 

So much has happened across this country since I first reported on Victor White III's shooting in March: An unarmed, asthmatic father named Eric Garner was strangled to death by the NYPD in Staten Island. An unarmed teenager named Michael Brown was shot six times—once in the head—and killed by his local police in Ferguson, Missouri. And an unarmed, mentally ill 25-year-old named Ezell Ford was shot three times in the back and killed by two LAPD officers.

Righteous anger and frustration at these all too familiar occurrences have lead to protests and demonstrations across the country. However, little national attention has been paid to the curious case of Victor White III. The lack of credible information as to what actually went down surely has something to do with it. And as time goes on, there is the very real possibility that his death will drop out of the news cycle. However, headlines and protest wouldn't provide much solace to Victor White Sr., who's had to live the last few months in purgatory wondering what in the world happened to his boy. 

UPDATE: We posted this link in our first story about Victor White III, but we wanted to remind readers again that the White family has created a campaign to raise funds for an independent autopsy and crime-scene tests. If you want to help them get answers, please donate.


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Originally posted by ClarkWestern1 ClarkWestern1 wrote:

Including-or maybe <gasp> especially-bloggers!!!!

You know that the site I posted is an actual newspaper right? It's from their blogging section where reporters sometimes just add quick entries. All newspapers have them. 
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Originally posted by zapp2525 zapp2525 wrote:

Or maybe the black kid tried to fight the cops and go for his gun......that never happens does it

Does it happen as much as cops say it happens? I don't know but I would doubt it.

I think it's human nature to lie to avoid getting in trouble. I don't believe that all police officers are liars or that there's an institutional problem with police lying. I do believe that a lot of people will lie to keep themselves out of trouble though.
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Originally posted by John Beagle John Beagle wrote:



Just like Michelle Malkin did in the Boston Marathon bombings? And all Republicans did with Benghazi? (By the way, the facts are out on that and I haven't heard a peep!). I agree facts are needed before judgement. However, we may never know what actually happened. It will depend on who you believe. At this point, given what we know, the more credible story to me does not come from the police. 

I think the fact that another black unarmed teenager was shot by police is a good place to start though. Especially, according to eyewitnesses, when his hands were in the air.
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haha


John you would be "waiting for all the facts" now wouldn't you?





If You Are "Waiting for the Facts" from the Police, You Will Be Waiting for the Rest of Your Life

It means waiting until "get over it" becomes a legitimate excuse.

By Luke O'Neil on August 29, 2014


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By now you've likely had the misfortune of wading knee-deep into the overflowing septic tank that passes for dialogue surrounding the Michael Brown story. Predictably, on one side of the argument, there are those who see this as yet another example of violence perpetrated against black men by an institutionally racist law enforcement complex. On the other extreme, you have those who think that Brown, simply because he was even in a position to run afoul of the police, must have done something to provoke his own killing, aggression being the natural state of the animalistic black man.

Somewhere in that spectrum there are those who are still waiting for all the facts to come in.

They're going to be waiting a long time.

Waiting for all the facts to come in” is a common trope whenever there's a racially charged, or politically tendentious story in the news that captures all of our attention. In theory, it's an appeal to some unreachable, platonic model of journalistic balance, the type of “some say, others say” equivocating that comprises most of the work done by our milquetoast national media. This myth presumes that the truth in any story must fall in the exact center of some probability distribution equation between either extreme. It assumes that both extremes hold equal validity, when that is almost never true.

There's a more pernicious application of this line of thinking in stories like this, and it sounds like this:

So, why didnt everyone wait until the facts came in before the went crazy?”  one arbiter of universal factual equilibrium, in response to a previous Ferguson story on Esquire, wants to know. “Everyone just believed Dorian Johnson's 'story' from the get go. Then every day or so the facts started rolling in—he had robbed a store, an autopsy showed no shots in the back, other witness accounts of the story detailing that he tried to jump through the cop's window to get the gun, etc.”

It could have been lifted from the Trayvon Martin aftermath, or in the comments on reports about Eric Garner's killing by the NYPD, or any of a hundred other stories about the dispatching of black men by authority figures. “Just the facts, ma'am,” says a nation of Joe Fridays, each a dispassionate observer here to sort through the emotional responses from the fool-hearty left.

Here's a fact: Mike Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot six times by an officer of the law. 

Here are some other facts: “One of the bullets shattered Mr. Brown’s right eye, traveled through his face, exited his jaw and re-entered his collarbone," the New York Times writes of the autopsy results. "The last two shots in the head would have stopped him in his tracks and were likely the last fired.”

The “waiting for the facts” refrain is most often bellowed from the wrongest people imaginable: 9/11-truthers, vaccine-deniers, climate-change skeptics, police-abuse apologists, homophobes, “race-realists.” It's as if in every conceivable argument the truth will eventually out if we just hold on a little while longer, and see how things shake out.

Of course, it doesn't actually mean they want a thorough accounting of the details. Instead it means to wait for a preferred version of the facts to arrive, which are due presently. Like, say, in this willfully distorted piece, which conflates irrelevant statistics—"children will see 16,000 murders on television before they have the right to vote," which is so many more than the police commit!—to prove that, well, I don't know what. Being a cop is hard.

In the case of the Darren Wilson supporters, waiting for the facts means forestalling judgment until enough exculpatory evidence can be ginned-up. It means holding out long enough for the police to get their stories straight, to concoct a narrative in which people like Brown are violent criminals. It means laying down covering fire long enough that the character assassins can get the target in their sights. It means anticipating phoney injury reports being disseminated, for the likes of Wilson, and George Zimmerman to get their ducks in order, to bolster their defense. It means leaving the story's carcass out in the sun long enough for the vultures to pick it clean.

"Waiting for the facts" means, after arresting a black man for sitting on a public bench and waiting to pick up his children by himself, keeping his phone as evidence for six months.

"Waiting for the facts" means waiting to develop a cover story. It means waiting for story to blow over. It means waiting until "But that was seven months ago! Get over it!" becomes a legitimate excuse.

Here's another group of facts, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Last year, blacks, who make up a little less than two-thirds of the driving-age population in [Ferguson] accounted for 86 percent of all stops. When stopped, they were almost twice as likely to be searched as whites and twice as likely to be arrested, though police were less likely to find contraband on them.”

Here are some national facts:

While people of color make up about 30 percent of the United States’ population, they account for 60 percent of those imprisoned.”

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, one in three black men can expect to go to prison in their lifetime.”

I do not know exactly what happened between Mike Brown and Officer Darren Wilson. It's entirely possible that Brown decided that August 9 would be the day that he would attack a police officer—that he was so enraged for being asked to step out of the street by Wilson that he lunged into a police car, attempted to steal the officer's weapon, and, failing to do so, began attacking Wilson with his fists, smashing his eye socket with his mighty blows. It's possible that he then turned and ran, but, thinking better of it, decided to come back for more. It's possible that he was impervious to Wilson's first flurry of bullets, charging ever onward, like the goddamn Wolverine in berserker mode, desperate to enact his revenge, before ultimately succumbing to two head shots that would kill him.

This is all possible. The facts may bear this out in time. We just have to wait and see. If, in the waiting, we dig up some unsavory facts about Brown's past they may aid in dragging his name through the mud, well, that's just responsible journalism.

Here are some facts:

Only around 750 of the 17,000 law enforcement agencies contribute data on how many citizens they shoot per year. They are not required by federal law to do so.

In the seven year period leading up to 2012, a black man was killed by a white police officer almost two times a week.

The problem with waiting and seeing is it's a form of control, of maintaining the populaces' passivity in the face of curdling fury and well-earned anger. It's similar to the type of reasoning you hear from the right whenever there's a school shooting or a mass-killing. “Let's not politicize this,” they say. “This is not the right time.”

It's a means of punting, of forestalling the discussion that needs to happen—not later, but right now.

The facts aren't coming in, they're already here. Many of us just don't like what they're telling us.

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It's a real shame that we cannot find people who wish to enter in to the dialogue when there is not a monetary benefit waiting at the other end.  We assassinate those leaders and leave behind the opportunistic minions.
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