Editor’s Note: I picked this post up from Fellowship of the Minds, one of my favorite blogs. Please take any and all of these stories with a grain of salt. We have been trying to cover as many angles to this story as we can. Like most everyone else we are looking for the truth. Just a couple of hours before I posted this I had written about a Live Tweeter who witnessed the shooting. D.C. Clothesline is not trying to push a single side of this story. We have no agenda in the case of this shooting. I do however think that sometimes the public automatically assumes that all accused cops are guilty, and that is certainly not the case. Cops do kill innocent people but that does not automatically mean that every shooting fits that narrative. If I had a young man the size of Michael Brown “bumrush” me I might fire off several shots as well. We do not know that this is what happened but it seems like a distinct possibility.
We will continue to share whatever developments we find and hopefully America will learn the truth. It is most everyone’s hope that justice will be done. This article/video is somewhat circumstantial, depending on the perspective of the reader. Steve seemed to be more confident that it proves Darren Wilson’s innocence than I am. However, it does certainly bring doubt to the story that Michael Brown was simply shot in cold blood after he attempted to surrender. Nothing seems conclusive as of yet. Witnesses have conflicting accounts.
Steve’s post is below. Pray for Ferguson. Pray for America. -Dean Garrison, Publisher, D.C. Clothesline
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
#2 But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran – the police got out and ran after him
#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
#2 Police fired shots – the next thing I know – the police was missing
#1 The Police?
#2 The Police shot him
#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.”
Steve’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.