Besides, whether or not Officer Wilson has a broken eye socket is really immaterial. The fact remains that Micheal Brown's over six foot tall body had a bullet in the top of his head. This means the final shot could not have been to the forehead as "Josie" has stated in her now infamous hearsay testimony. The final shot must necessarily have been to the top of the head. Not only that, but the community anger doesn't come from the Micheal Brown case alone. Micheal Brown is merely the straw that broke the camel's back. You would have to be from Mars not to notice that with shocking regularity white people can go where they please armed to the teeth with assault rifles and not even have to show their IDs when if a black person so much as sneezes in public, they get shot down like a dog in the street.
I have at least a little sympathy for an officer who might be a little bit scared being bum rushed by a rather large Micheal Brown. The question is, the Ferguson Police with all their military hardware don't have tazers and pepper spray and shit? This is what President Obama was referring to, I believe, when he was taking about poorly trained beat cops. There is not enough focus on how to handle certain situations without lethal force. We have technology up the ass that can be used instead of pistols with 15 round magazines. There is no reason in the world for cops to open fire like Bruce Willis in a "Die Hard" Movie every time there is a problem. After all, Barney Fife only had one bullet and he had to keep it in his top pocket.
The Brown family lawyer explains the location of the two entry points to the top of Micheal Brown's head at about 8:18 in the video. The actual explanation of the autopsy drawing is done by Dr. Shawn Parcells at about 16:50:
Link to search request:
Daily Mirror post containing Piaget Crenshaw's video:
Here is a press conference with the president that was interesting for several reason, both regarding Ferguson and Iraq. Specifically, I thought his response to questions about the militarization of American police seemed subdued - see 8:46. Later around 22:00 he acknowledges higher rates of criminality by Black and Latino boys before talking about unequal justice in America. I just get the feeling that he is tip toeing through the tulips of institutional racism when tromping with rubber boots might be more satisfying. I trust him because I know he knows what he is doing. And whatever catharsis I want from the man will probably not be helpful.
On the topic of Iraq at 11:46 he has some interesting things to say about "Mission Creep." Specifically at 12:44 he talks about a "viable Partner" in the region. He basically explains why we didn't start bombing back when John McCain was begging for it, the timing wasn't right. I am way paraphrasing here. They(we) had to get rid of Maliki and develop the right kind of rapport with the other players in the region before we could start air raids on ISIL. Otherwise, the Humpty Dumpty like process of putting Iraq back together again would be that much harder.
3:37 PM PT: Sorry folks, I know most of this is old news. This was a diary that I started and did not have time to finish because of my job as a laborer(snarky but true). I am posting this because an email told me someone had a problem with an image used here. My question is, how does someone have a problem with an image in an unpublished diary?
Mon Sep 08, 2014 at 8:21 PM PT: Once again the commentators make the diary. If Officer Wilson had any injuries whatsoever, the images of his face would have been plastered all over the news.
Thanks to all of you for sharing.