As the violence in Ferguson, Missouri rages on, new raw video is making its way around the internet that may very well vindicate – or at least corroborate the story of – the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last week.
As TheBlaze reports, a video posted on YouTube on Thursday allegedly shows the scene of the August 9 shooting. The conversation heard in the background of this video (beginning around the 6:30 mark) provides some damning allegations – primarily, Brown may have rushed the officer who shot him.
Read a transcript of the conversation below courtesy of the Conservative Treehouse:
#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”)
On radio this morning, Pat and Stu discussed the contents of the video in relation to what is known about the officer who shot Brown and self defense tactics more generally.
A preliminary autopsy performed by Dr. Michael Baden, a former New York City chief medical examiner, shows Brown was shot six times – twice in the head. Baden told the New York Times all bullets were fired into the front of Brown – refuting reports Brown was struck from behind. Furthermore, it was likely the final two shots to the head that killed Brown.
Image source: Dr. Michael M. Baden via New York Times
As Pat and Stu discussed, they have learned from Glenn’s security team and personal defense experts over the years that one shot on a guy Brown’s size is not going to bring him down.
“I mean, they talk about it all the time – especially if someone is a huge guy like that – you hit him once, they’re not stopping,” Stu said. “If a guy continues to come at you after you shot him in the arm, there’s an indication that this is not going to end well if you just stop. You have to continue to fire at that point.”
If the conversation in the video is accurate, it sounds as though this might have been what transpired during the incident between Brown and the officer.
Ultimately, until the mainstream media stops covering the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson who are simply trying to ratchet up rhetoric and start speaking to experts about the facts in the case, misinformation will spread.
“I’d love to hear from officers today who could discuss some of these details because it’s hard as an outsider… And that is what Al Sharpton is counting on,” Stu concluded. “The lack of information that the average person has in a situation like this… gives Al Sharpton an opportunity to insert racism in that vacuum. And I feel like that’s what’s going on.”
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