by William Teach | August 19, 2014 8:20 am
We’re obviously still at the “he said she said” point of the investigation, yet, this information seems that it would be important enough that it would be featured in more news outlets other than The Daily Caller. Mind you, this is just a preliminary report
According to a preliminary report from a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter, police say that more than a dozen witnesses back Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s version of the events that led to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Post-Dispatch reporter Christine Byers sent a tweet late Monday teasing her findings.
Wilson’s claims match a woman who called herself “Josie” who called into Dana Loesch’s radio show on Friday. CNN confirmed with police officials that Josie’s and Wilson’s versions match.
According to Josie, Wilson, a six-year police veteran, claims Brown assaulted and then “bum rushed” him during their encounter on August 9.
The assault followed after Wilson drove upon Brown and a friend walking in the street. Wilson told the two to move to the sidewalk. After driving forward, Wilson reportedly received a dispatch call about a strong-arm robbery at a convenience store.
Brown allegedly stole cigars from the store and shoved a store clerk. According to Josie, Wilson says he saw the cigars and then confronted Brown and his friend.
Wilson reversed his car back towards Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson.
Josie said that Wilson tried to exit his cruiser but that Brown pushed the door back on him and came after him. She said that after Brown assaulted Wilson, Brown bolted, and, as “protocol” dictates, the officer pursued and ordered Brown to “freeze.”
At that point, Brown turned around and rushed Officer Wilson, who fired his service weapon, striking Brown 6 times, killing him. This stands in stark contrast to the 4 witnesses who provide a different story, including Brown’s friend and partner in crime (theft from the convenience store), Dorian Johnson.
What’s the real story? Hopefully we will find out shortly. Or, really, hopefully Ferguson will find out in short order, in order to de-escalate the violence in Ferguson, which exploded yet again Monday
(KMOV) Police said 31 people were arrested, two people were shot, and four officers were injured during the protests in Ferguson Monday night.
A flurry of gunshots was heard late Monday night coming from Canfield Dr. Police said one person was shot in the hand and they did not disclose the injuries of the other person. Both shooting victims are expected to survive.
Criminals rampaged through the city. Police had bottles and rocks thrown at them, and were struck by some. Firefighters battled several fires. Molotov cocktails were reportedly thrown yet again. Business were broken in to yet again.The local schools are now going to be closed till at least next week. Business have been boarding up knowing theirs could be the beneficiaries of looting.
Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson has recommended that legitimate peaceful protesters protest during the day, so that the criminal elements cannot hide within the protests.
What happens today and tonight? Will the National Guard be out in force?
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