Introduction — August 20, 2014
An unarmed Michael Brown was shot dead over week ago and while the officer who shot him sounds as if he had good reason, judging from the report below, you have to wonder why its taken officials nearly ten days to come up with this explanation of events?
If this account had been publicised earlier it might have defused tensions and prevented nearly a week of unrest. So why are we only hearing this version of events now?
Or is it a case that officials simply took that long to concoct this account of the shooting?
No matter which version of the shooting is actually correct however, recent events in Ferguson reveal a nation in decline politically and morally.
On the one hand you have an increasingly militarised police force that begins to resemble an army of occupation.
While on the other hand broad swathes of the population seemingly transfixed by the lure of material goods to the exclusion of all else. So that when protests over the shooting of Darren Wilson erupt they rapidly descended into widespread looting sprees, which the police were ordered not to stop.
Finally, while it has to be acknowledged that race played a part in events at Ferguson IT WAS NOT THE ONLY FACTOR. However by focusing on race alone the media helps obscure the bigger picture: which includes the emergence of a militarized police state and the planned degradation of large swathes of the population, both black and white.
Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source
Hollie McKay — Fox News August 20, 2014
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.”
According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and his friend Dorain Johnson to stop walking in the middle of the road because they were obstructing traffic. However, the confrontation quickly escalated into physical violence, the source said..
“They ignored him and the officer started to get out of the car to tell them to move,” the source said. “They shoved him right back in, that’s when Michael Brown leans in and starts beating Officer Wilson in the head and the face.
The source claims that there is “solid proof” that there was a struggle between Brown and Wilson for the policeman’s firearm, resulting in the gun going off – although it still remains unclear at this stage who pulled the trigger. Brown started to walk away according to the account, prompting Wilson to draw his gun and order him to freeze. Brown, the source said, raised his hands in the air, and turned around saying, “What, you’re going to shoot me?”
At that point, the source told FoxNews.com, the 6 foot, 4 inch, 292-pound Brown charged Wilson, prompting the officer to fire at least six shots at him, including the fatal bullet that penetrated the top of Brown’s skull, according to an independent autopsy conducted at the request of Brown’s family.