Does this raw footage vindicate the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown?

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

{crosstalk}

#2 But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran – the police got out and ran after him

{crosstalk}

#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

{crosstalk}

#2 Police fired shots – the next thing I know – the police was missing

#1 The Police?

#2 The Police shot him

#1 Police?

#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.

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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.

michael-brown-autopsy-e1408331982605Image 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.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • jim

    NO !!!!!

  • Linda Farley Rogers

    What am I supposed to see All I hear is a bunch of foul mouthed idiots

    • listenwithyoureyesclosed

      It isn’t about what you are seeing. LISTEN. around the 6 minute mark a conversation in the background from two men. One of them actually saw what happened and is explaining it to the other.

      • Shane

        Yes, he clearly states that Brown got out of the car, turned back and charged the police officer, the officer had his gun out and shot brown repeatedly until he dropped. Despite what he said all the people there stated that Brown was killed for no reason. They were just waiting for an excuse to riot and loot.

        • https://www.facebook.com/sumumba.neely Sumumba Sobukwe

          cause yeah…being stop and frisked, humiliated by the cops, followed in stores,underemployed and victims of mass incarceration isn’t reason enough to ‘riot’ i suppose…smfh

          • http://www.michaelmays.com Michael Mays

            Rioting is antisocial behavior. Only a fool thinks that one demonstration of bad behavior will resolve another. Whatever was done to Brown in no way exonerated his apparent aggression. It takes a really small brain to conclude otherwise.

          • Friesjones

            Police oppression is also antisocial behavior. It’s antisocial to discharge a firearm on a crowded street.

          • BookMDanno

            Friesjones:The streets should belong to everyone, not just an angry black mob. Traffic was blocked, looters looted under the watchful eye of police, 911 calls went unanswered, and one gunshot victim (shot by a civilian) had to be transported by private car. Sounds to me like your liberal utopia is here.

          • God Body

            sounds like a straw-man argument you and your college friends came up with because you can’t form a valid argument.

          • James Eldon Thornock

            There are plenty of valid arguments here.

          • fred

            you’re uneducated….you don’t even know what straw argument means…I’m guessing you’re going to harvard….because your black

          • obamaisacorn

            if ferguson people want to take back their town from the criminal elements blaring across our TV screens they need to shut down people like fat mike brown and liberals rent-a-mob protesters.

          • God Body

            and we need less white people shooting weaponless black kids in the street. There are loads of black kids with weapons in places like Chicago and LA, Why don’t you guys go try shooting those people, or is that too scary for you?

          • Rob Stinziano

            We need fathers in homes, if you want to get on a soapbox; climb aboard.

          • James Eldon Thornock

            The goal is not shooting people. Seriously if that was the goal, then all of what you call “the blacks” would be dead already.

          • Mindy

            Wow you are actually proud that there have 438 young black men killed at the hands of other black kids toting weapons is Chicago this year alone. I though you wanted to see less black young men on the ground dead. Now you are showing pride in the senseless killing that is going on in Chicago every day. We need to stop all VIOLENCE or do you disagree and just want the police to leave everyone alone. Have you mentioned the 4 people that have actually been shot in Ferguson this week and none of them by the police or white people for that matter. Yet this does not seem to be of any concern to you. So which black young men are wanting to save????

          • Jesussavesusall

            You are exactly right, Mindy. They don’t mention the 4 shot in Ferguson this week, and the media has only very briefly mentioned it. Hmmmm…. Wonder why that is??? Oh, I know! It’s not worth mentioning because the whites can’t be blamed for those. Well now, isn’t that something??? They can yell race, and start drama, if a white person/cop kills a black person, but when one of their own kills another of their own race, it’s like “Move along, nothing to see here…” So, *that’s* how it goes, huh??? Pretty sickening isn’t it? Of course, what do you expect when it seems that a black person that was killed by a white cop seems to be more important than an average black person, that you hardly hear *any* mention of is killed by another black person? Shows how their minds work.

          • Steven Campbell

            No one has too in Chicago. The black community is killing one another. But you don’t care about that. why? Why arent you trying to make a difference in your community? Instead you cast blame and false propaganda while your brothers and sisters and dying in the streets at the hands of one another.

          • http://www.michaelmays.com Michael Mays

            You’re right, it is. Good thing that’s not an issue in this case.

            As to “discharging a firearm on a crowded street,” even the police are entitled to self-defense, wouldn’t you agree? Or perhaps you’ve never been introduced to the concept of cause and effect. Cause: Mike Brown evidently charges a police officer (the environment of “a crowded street” was irrelevant to Brown). Effect: Police officer exercises his right to self-defense and shoots a rampaging looter.

            There are precious few things in this world more frustrating than people who don’t exercise even a modicum of sense. And I’m not just talking about Mike Brown.

          • God Body

            Shooting up the whole street to defend ones self from one 18 year old kid who has no weapon is not in any way self defense. That’s is what is called retribution. That’s the only logical explanation for such an overload of shooting in a crowded street. At no point was that officer in danger. And you all know it. Lying to yourselves about that won’t change what it is.

          • James Eldon Thornock

            Just because one does not have a firearm doesn’t mean one doesn’t have some means of killing. This has been discussed.

          • Friesjones

            The police are no more entitled to self defense than you or I am, and if either one of us had tried to blast someone with a handgun on a crowded street, they’d have put us UNDER the jail. I’m tired of the cops holding themselves above the law, it’s an attitude that is anathema to a free society.

          • https://www.facebook.com/sumumba.neely Sumumba Sobukwe

            KILLING unarmed people and concluding its ok is REALLY small minded or racist thinking…u choose mac…anyway…

          • ThominSC

            It sounds like the officer was being attacked by Brown; so the idea of being unarmed isn’t relevant. The officer was being attacked. If someone is coming at you, is twice your size and intent on doing you bodily harm, and you had a gun to defend yourself, would you not shoot?

          • God Body

            It sounds like the police officer was enacting retribution for being sassed and ignored by and facety 18 year old. He should be behind bars for gross misconduct endangering the other people in the vicinity like that. What kind of animals are you employing as police in Ferguson?

          • ThominSC

            I don’t think so – it sounds like the guy was being rushed and then shot to defend himself.

          • http://www.michaelmays.com Michael Mays

            What’s small-minded and racist is choosing to eliminate the facts at hand in favor of a preferred pretext. Explain to us how a command to OBEY THE LAW, then exacting justice on a willful violation is racist? What, was the policeman just supposed to take his beating from an apparently aggressive Brown? If YOU were the cop and he charged you, as the evidence clearly indicates, would YOU have withheld lethal force? And if YOU’D chosen to shoot him, would it then magically NOT be racist? I’m very interested to see how this rationale plays out.

            Look at the EVIDENCE: the shots moved from extremities (arms) to vitals (head & neck). You can pretend that the policeman’s intentions were to kill all along, that he’s just a lousy-shot cracker. That would be ignorant. He was trying to IMMOBILIZE and HALT Brown WITHOUT killing him. If that moron had stopped and dropped WHEN HE WAS TOLD TO, he not only would be alive–he’d probably not even have gone to jail. At least, not for assaulting an officer. (There’s still the matter that he was clearly a looter and a thief; I suppose it’s small-minded and racist to point that out, too?)

          • Watch it

            Exactly. Brown chose the outcome of the confrontation.

          • God Body

            walking in the middle of the street does not invite 6 bullets, maybe in your warp world of unreality, but for the most part, people (especially law abiding police officers) tend to NOT shoot wildly in the street and then go into hiding.

          • Watch it

            That was not why he was shot. Your cognitive dissonance is preventing you from gathering the facts.

          • James Eldon Thornock

            There you go dodging the point again.

          • Steven Campbell

            Are you really that dense on this subject or are you a troll? WTF! You have been presented with tons of evidence yet you choose to ignore it. Burying your head in the sand is not the answer.

          • God Body

            None of you know if Brown was aggressive. Even if he was, shooting at him 6 times is not defense. It was targeted retribution. Lying and twisting is what I know you people do best. Try be logical with it, It’s embarrassing watching you all do mental backflips into appeasing murder while contradicting yourself in the next breath. You either have a rule of law equal to everyone or you don’t. Cherry picking on whether you keep to it or not won’t bring about any amount of peace anytime soon so make your choices wisely.

          • Jesussavesusall

            Explain to us how you know *any* one of us on here??? I’ve never met you, have you ever met me??? Didn’t think so. So who is being judgemental and racist now, with that comment, and I quote, “Lying and twisting is what I know you people do best”? “You people” could be considered racist by us, and it is also judgemental, because you are *assuming* that we are all alike, without knowing or having met us. Now, take *your* advice, and as you said, “try to be logical”!

          • fred

            ignorant fool racist is all you are….if he was a black cop you wouldn’t see any of this

          • Watch it

            Shooting someone who attacks you, punches you in he face, then runs at you in another attack is called self defense. There were two of them against one officer, who had the right to defend himself. Brown chose the outcome.

          • God Body

            You honestly are trying push the notion that an 18 year old would run at a shooting gun like he was suddenly insane? yeah right. You should sell insurance.

          • Watch it

            The shots came after he ran at the cop, he didn’t charge at a cop who was already firing. You are twisting reality for an excuse.

            People have done dumber things than run at a cop. He wasn’t afraid to punch the cop in the face, or try to grab his gun. Was he insane? Who knows. Was he on drugs? The autopsy says marijuana was found in his system so it is easy to see his judgment was such that it probably contributed to his stupid decision to attack a cop. The cop had already stated that the kid acted like he was on drugs.

          • God Body

            yeah yeah, so you’ll going the most unlikely action however improbable, just because it’s possible. OK you’ve convinced me with that one(sarcasm). Marijuana does not make you aggressive in fact it passifies you if anything, but whatever. Looks to me like you’re looking for an excuse for the officer to shoot 6 times recklessly, but it not working out for you here is it? MENTAL BACKFLIP example #1.

          • Watch it

            Not improbable. Your cognitive dissonance is causing you problems in accepting reality.

            ” Marijuana does not make you aggressive in fact it passifies you…”
            That all depends on what chemicals the Marijuana is laced with, which it often is.

          • God Body

            Shooting people 6 times for minor shoplifting is anti social policing. Whats your point?

          • Watch it

            Brown wasn’t any of what you said. A camera in the store showed he was a thief and a bully when he stole the cigars and assaulted the store clerk. He showed that he had no respect for law and was dishonest. He wasn’t incarcerated, “….oh, but he’s such a good boy…” .. yeah, right. He put himself in that situation.

            I have no sympathy for anyone who behaves that way – black or white. It isn’t a racial issue, it is a law issue, and the Sharptons & Jacksons of the world who use it for a photo-op for self promotion and to promote racial animus should keep their racial bigotry out of it. They don’t help racial tension by fanning the flames.

          • BookMDanno

            You people are also forgetting the ominous social media posting by Brown earlier that day, something about, ‘if I leave the world today’ or something. That’s being hushed up. This could be ‘suicide by cop.’

          • Watch it

            I wasn’t aware of that. Can you give a link to it?

          • BookMDanno

            The local TV anchor who spoke it said–at the time–the site had been taken down (no surprise). I now hope to heck they had verified the content first….was either Fox2, KSDK, or KMOV, I’ve been everywhere monitoring radio and TV.

          • Watch it

            Thanks, BookM, I haven’t had any luck finding it either.

          • Betty Meyers

            You are SO right!

          • https://www.facebook.com/sumumba.neely Sumumba Sobukwe

            the cop who killed him had no idea he had ‘robbed’ the store…so blah to all u just said..your small mindedness and or apparent racism that thinks its ok to kill unarmed citizens is telling but the fact that u apparently think he ‘deserved’ to be killed speaks volumes not to mention that u think this is only about Brown…u apparently arent black and u most likely have never been stop and frisked or harrassed based on your race..it’s thinking like yours that votes and keep white power and supremacy in place..and u either don’t know or care…#deplugfromthematrix

          • pnship123@gmail.com

            The cop did not know, but Brown didn’t know that the cop wasn’t fixing to arrest him for the robbery. Most likely he reacted thinking that is what was happening. And fyi, using ‘blah’ is for children.

          • cdl

            What if it was a black cop that did this to Brown….would it still be the same issue of racism? What would they blame it on then ….

          • Watch it

            You would never hear about it. It has happened and never reached the news. The same goes for cops killing white guys.

          • William Plaster

            A similiar event happend in Charleston, SC. The teen was wearing a hoodie and when questioned by a very large 300lb. off-duty policemen, the teen allegedly shot himself in the head with a gun he had in his hoodie pocket. Yet, the NAACP decided to blame the policemen. I choose not to speculate, primarily because I dont have any cogent facts, only what is spoken and written by some who have a personal agenda in the case. Allow the courts to decide the case, not public opinion or politically correct forces.

          • ThominSC

            You are not correct in that assessment – the police officer apparently had determined that Brown and his buddy were the perpetrators.

          • Watch it

            That cop did in fact know there was a store robbery in the area, had a description of them and what they had stolen. That is aside from and after the fact that he stopped them and told them to get on the sidewalk because they were walking in the road impeding traffic. Instead of cooperating, he got all belligerent and attacked the officer – a big no-no. Had he complied, and not robbed the store, there wouldn’t have been a problem.

            Don’t misinterpret what I said as thinking it is OK to kill unarmed citizens. Also I do not I think “he ‘deserved’ to be killed.” You’re trying to make this something it isn’t. I am just exposing the kid for what he is, which isn’t ‘such a nice boy’ … ‘such a good boy’..etc. Your view that I am small minded or racist is baseless and untrue. It is obvious that you have swallowed the racist bigotry preached by Al Sharpton and his ilk. That kind of hate will rot you from inside. It is already beginning to show.

          • God Body

            So you actually would rather believe that an 18 year old kid would turn and charge a police officer with a drawn firing gun. That is more probable than an itchy fingered belligerent police officer who had just been humiliated by a kid?

            It’s so easy for you to think that a young kid would throw his life away like that after graduating school but a racist corrupt cop wouldn’t just kills someone out of spite.

            It’s plain which way you would rather it to be. The truth is none of us know but apparently you can read minds and second guess dead people.

          • Watch it

            It isn’t a matter of what I’d rather it be. It is about the facts of the matter, which you want to ignore.

            You have already chosen a side out of biased speculation. You are making an assumption that the cop was racist and corrupt, as well as other things, while there is no evidence to support such.

          • God Body

            I just admitted to not knowing. I’m merely using the same tactic as you in speculation. Stupid isn’t it?

          • Watch it

            I am not at all speculating. I am just conveying the facts that are known. Your inability to receive them as such is your problem…. cognitive bias.

          • Bill Adams

            I see it is very easy for you to imagine that someone you never met is such a racist he would kill a kid just because he is black.

          • Dean Hartman

            I saw the footage. I would have shot him too. Not sure why there is controversy on that. I dont care if he was white, black, yellow or purple. I feel bad for these cops. They did nothing wrong. Michael Brown is the only one that was responsible for his death. Get over it!! Another thug off the streets!!

          • http://citizensteven.blogspot.com steve

            that felon knew he was getting put away in the university for a long time

          • pilot007

            The kid was 6’4″ tall and 292 #. The officer hadf received a bone crushing hit to his head before shooting this thug to save his own life.

          • Zotsalot

            You are right. Watch it doesn’t know, Sumumba doesn’t know, I don’t know, you don’t know and nobody really knows what the young man or the police officer was thinking or how they were motivated.

            What I see, is a lot of people making assumptions. I don’t assume the young man was throwing his life away, or running at the officer out of what? anger, frustration or? who knows.

            I also don’t assume the officer killed him because he humiliated him, or because he was being rushed by the young man or ?

            We don’t know the facts. I cannot stand in judgment of the young man or the officer and really, neither should anyone else. God is judge.

            But I do feel for the young man’s mother and family members. Whether the young man was innocent of any wrong doing or was doing wrong………..he’s dead now and that is very final. It’s a tragedy for his parents especially, and also for his other family and friends.

            And yes, the officer could possibly have shot him out of spite. But from what I’ve heard, it’s a shock for most officers to have to shot someone. And when that person dies, they have to live with having taken a life, whether they had to or not. For all we know, the other possibility, is that the officer who shot the young man is in shock and having deep regrets at this event. This is life changing for everyone involved. I’m just looking at all the angles, and from what I’ve seen, no one has looked at the possibility that the officer may actually feel quite bad about having taken this young man’s life.

          • Jonathan David Hayes

            If you’d like to speculate and join the lynch mob… go right ahead. Or be a reasonable person and wait for evidence to be released. Oh, wait it’s been three months and some pretty damning evidence HAS been released! How about that?

          • Watch it

            According to CNN, the account of a caller to St. Louis radio station, KTFK, matches the account of officer Darren Wilson as to what happened at the time of the shooting.

            Quoted:

            “The caller to the radio station identified only as “Josie” told
            listeners she knew officer Wilson’s side of the story in detail. She said she laid out Wilson’s account, and I’m going to summarize it below. We’ll get the audio for you just a little bit later on on CNN, so be patient. He says the boys were walking in the street. He rolled the window down and told them to get out of the street. He may have called for backup when he pulled over. He heard the call for the strong-arm
            robbery and saw the teens carrying something that might have been cigars. He pulled over and when he tried to get out of the car twice he was pushed back into the car by Michael. Michael then punched him in the face, and Darren reached for his gun. Michael grabbed the gun, and at
            one point, had the gun pushed again — Darren’s hip– pushed against Darren’s hip so Darren pushed the gun away and the gun went off. Michael and his friend ran and Darren got out of the car and pursued, as is protocol. He told them to freeze and Michael and his friend turned
            around.

            Michael started to taunt him and said he wouldn’t shoot him, meaning he wouldn’t shoot Michael. Michael then bum-rushed him and started coming at him full-speed, so Darren started shooting. She said that Darren really thinks he was on something. He said the final shot was in the forehead and he fell two or three feet in front of the officer.

            Now the source with detailed knowledge of the investigation into the shooting told CNN that this account is accurate.”

            Read more: http://youngcons.com/cnn-reads-bombshell-report-of-what-officer-wilson-says-happened-in-the-michael-brown-shooting/#ixzz3Ar83WuZT

            So, she gave basically the same account of what happened as the officer did. It is also known that the officer had a large bruise on his face – obviously from Brown hitting him – more corroboration.

          • Bad Barbie

            The caller on the radio “josie” was on a witness. Her account of the situation was told to her by Darren’s girlfriend so her story is hearsay and not of an actual witness. Next!

          • Watch it

            This account was confirmed by a dozen witnesses. Next!
            LMAOAY

          • James

            All of those dozen witnesses were people who heard the story from Darren Wilson! Dude, stop swallowing whatever nonsense conservative media tells you. It’s really easy to refute your talking points.

          • Watch it

            Not true. If you want to refute my posts, by all means bring on the facts. Oh, you can’t because you have none, just prejudicial statements by Browns lying friend whose claim has been proven to be a lie, and another person claiming to be a witness who has been proven to be a liar. Both have been changing their stories..

          • God Body

            And it took them how long to come up with this yarn….You see why no one believe half the crap that comes from some police. This whole creation of ‘people suddenly losing their minds and reaching for a cops gun’ phenomena has got to stop. No-one does this, unless theyre mentally ill or suicidal, not even drugged up crack head will do this. So now they want to paint the picture of bold 18 year olds who believe they can reach for guns and punk out what are already considered to be heavy handed police in their area. PLEASE! The reaching is just too much. WHY do they have to lie so unconvincingly.

          • Watch it

            No yarn – just the facts that you refuse to see. Your desperate need to defend your man at all costs is blinding you.

          • Betteryet

            @ Watch it — thank you so much for making sense of all this.

          • Watch it

            @Betteryet you are quite welcome. We can’t allow one faction of society to spread untruths at all costs in order to serve their agenda.

          • James Eldon Thornock
          • fred

            I know and OJ was innocent…climb back in your hole

          • Steven Campbell

            You look see life through a prism of emotion and not fact. Therefore, you will always be a cynic who feeds from the trough of racism and hatred peddled by the “Al Sharptons” of the world. MLK rolls in his grave when he sees the ilk that has taken his hard fought beliefs/struggle for equality, which he died for, and have turned them into a three ring circus. The word racism is thrown around like candy at a parade. You have demeaned the word to the point that all we hear is someone crying wolf at every turn.

            In doing so you have become a racist in your own right. You are just as bad as the rednecks that embarrass the white race with their racist hatred.

          • http://citizensteven.blogspot.com steve

            Someone on drugs who just committed a felony will indeed do this. I lived 20 years in NYC and I’ve seen black felons pull stuff worse than this all the time. I once saw a black buck held down by 3 cops break a cops leg trying to get away. I don’t know what he had done but he was going away for a long time. It’s 99.999% always black males the other .001% it’s black females acting that crazy and violent.

          • 1bob

            ‘…….WHY do they have to lie so unconvincingly?’

            they’ve been learning from their supreme leader.

          • William Plaster

            Or…..maybe influenced by drugs in the system.

          • 1bob

            God Body, what scenario, from the facts you have, played out here? Cop comes to work and decides he’s gonna’ go kill a person of color?

            One of the items they touched on when I attended the LASO sheriff’s academy is that kids in Brown’s age group are the most dangerous segment of the population….they have the strength and size, but lack judgement…and this is pretty apparent here. Uses controlled substance, decides to steal merchandise, doesn’t respond to officer’s commands, physically attacks officer…..lack of judgement…so get to the root of the problem and solutions instead of finding excuses for bad behavior.

          • disqus_iaRJsPjy8V

            guess the truth is difficult for some to accept or in this case understand

          • Jonathan David Hayes

            How do you feel about your comment now? Two rounds fired in the car, gun powder residue on Brown… meaning he was in very close proximity to the weapon when it was fired. People that had dug a little, paid no attention the the bandwagon “witnesses” looking for a lynching and free appliances or racist blowhards, and withheld judgement until these perceived facts were actually proven and made public… people seek their advice. Or there are people like you, who jump from one floating turd of conjecture to another who really wouldn’t have much of a voice at all if they couldn’t leave baseless comments online.

          • James

            She received that account from Darren Wilson’s partner! Obviously she gave the same account — it came from the officer! Duh. Again, only one eye witness account on the part of the officer.

          • Watch it

            What she knows is what he confessed/told her. What Brown’s friend claims has already proven to be a lie. What the other Pro-Brown witness said also has already been deemed questionable as the coroners report has proven it to be wrong also.

          • Rob Stinziano

            I’ve been stopped and hassled by cops. Verbally humiliated and baited into a reaction. I only got more polite and did every stupid sobriety test they had. When they realized they had no charges that would stick I was let go. I am white and the only difference is that I did not allow them to bait me into a violent reaction. I went home.

          • Bill Adams

            The cop who shot him almost missed because Brown had already assaulted him and hit him in the face so hard it broke the bone of his eye socket. Makes it hard to shoot when one eye isn’t working. It doesn’t matter what color you are when you assault a police officer.

          • James

            Turns out that whole eye socket injury was … a lie! All fabricated by conservative news media, just like this site! Brilliant. Look it up.

          • Zotsalot

            Look it up WHERE Einstein?

          • Mary Wardlow

            I know when life isn’t fair, we all group up and rob stores immediately.. duh. I mean it brings justice right?!

          • jdavis27107

            does that matter if the punk was charging at him. Quit playing the race hand and call this what it is. A criminal stopped by an officer.

          • James Eldon Thornock

            What does deplug mean?

          • fred

            look away folks its another al Sharpton

          • Steven Campbell

            Racism? Gimme a break! No one said he deserved to be killed. However, when you charge a cop and do not head his warnings to stop what do you expect? What would you have done if you were the cop? Let a 300+ man bull rush you and assault you? And stop using the race card every time something negative happens in the black community. It is an insult to those who came before you during the race riots of the 60’s and paved the way for blacks today.

          • Fed up

            You’re an idiot. You all really need to stop playing the race card. If some huge black or white person was charging at me I’d shoot him too!

          • Ben Woods
          • Jonathan David Hayes

            The cop asked the kids to stop walking in the middle of the street. What do they say? Okay, Officer? Nope. They basically said, “Nope, we’re gonna continue breaking the law, thanks.” Does that deserve being shot? Obviously not. It deserves a ticket. The kind of moron that decides to attack a cop in his car and try to take his gun? Yes, that person deserves to get shot.

          • Michael Anthony Putignano

            Well said. Very eloquent. But, certain people won’t be able to handle it.

          • Watch it

            TY – I can see from the responses I am getting from a couple people who can’t handle info that goes contrary to their bias.

          • James

            Your info has all turned out to be wrong. Wilson didn’t have an eye injury. That was literally made up. There are no dozen witnesses to corroborate Wilson’s account — they all heard the story from him, making their account hearsay, and there is no evidence other than Wilson’s account that points to Brown trying to take the officer’s weapon OR charging him. There is however at least three witness accounts that say Brown did NOT charge Wilson.

          • Watch it

            My info has turned out to be wrong? According to who – you?

            Wilson’s busted eye socket and other facial and head trauma is a matter of hospital record. Gee, that’s odd, if Brown wasn’t trying to get Wilson’s gun, why did they find his finger prints on it? LMAO!

            Sorry James, you are swallowing the lines from the racial bigots who would love to hang a white cop, and will lie or do anything else to accomplish it. Don’t fall into the same trap others have….. or are you one of them?

          • mropine

            Actually there is footage about Brown paying for the merchandise. Plus, the store never called in the complaint. A patron did. And, if Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson do not speak out for black causes who will–you

          • Watch it

            Total BS. Witnesses in the store attest to the fact that they didn’t, AND Brown’s thieving pal finally admitted on the record that they did in fact steal the goods.

          • fred

            moron

          • mropine

            no you’re the moron for not synthesizing all the facts…dumbass

          • disqus_iaRJsPjy8V

            guess you would like this upstanding young man
            to come into your convenient store to make (take) a “purchase”? baha baha you are funny!

          • mropine

            depends….if he has money…..money spends however, I KNOW I wouldn’t want YOUR business…..u fictitious CLOWN

          • Paul Sharp

            Great points. Everything is not racially motivated. I just don’t see why the officer had to shoot 6 times and kill the kid though. I will never understand.

          • Watch it

            We can not know what is happening in another persons mind at the time he is in excruciating pain because his assailant severely beat his face/head up, broke his orbital socket, and attempted to take his gun. Then to see the assailant charge at him unafraid intending to do more severe harm, would the cop, in pain and panic, be in fear for his life? What if his assailant got all the way back to him? The bullets he shot into Brown didn’t stop Brown from charging him, until the kill shot. I think the cop figured he was out of options.

            I guess the short answer to why he had to shoot 6 times and kill the “kid” is:
            ….. He had too, because the first 5 didn’t stop the guy, and he wasn’t going to stop.

          • Watch it

            No, it isn’t reason enough to riot, to rob and burn stores in the community, or to attack the police who are there doing their jobs.

          • https://www.facebook.com/sumumba.neely Sumumba Sobukwe

            when doing ‘their job’ means killing unarmed people..or harrassing or stopping and frisking people based on race…that ‘job’ comes into question…

          • Watch it

            That isn’t what doing their job means, and you know it, you are twisting it into something it isn’t.. You are like Sharpton – your goal is to incite racist animosity while making excuses for yourself and your bigotry..

          • James Eldon Thornock

            Based on race… okay let’s analyze. Do you have any stats to prove this?

          • Bev JoAnn

            Stop feeling sorry for yourself. I get discriminated against because I am disabled even though I am white. So accept this for what it is…a thug tried to attack a police officer in the line of duty. Brown just committed armed robbery plus a federal crime because he stole tobacco. Big deal that he was going to go to Vatterott…it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to get admitted there. Brown was a criminal…Wilson IS A COP! Brown made a bad choice…WILSON WAS DOING HIS JOB! Accept reality dude!

          • https://www.facebook.com/sumumba.neely Sumumba Sobukwe

            your ‘reality’ even as a ‘disabled’ person is STILL your skin..and white privilege but thats beyond the point..but yea a cop’s ‘job’ is first and FOREMOST to protect property and the 1% rather than people…as this case CLEARLY shows..but as usual that equates to killing an UNarmed African..when u stop projecting your own ‘feeling sorry’ for yourself and injecting your ‘disability’ into conversations…hopefully others will..i certainly DON’T

          • ThominSC

            White privilege is a myth anymore. With so much reverse discrimination in the employment marketplace and colleges, the white guy has to work twice as hard to get into any program or job; so please, give up that false meme.

            Also, was Brown African?

          • Simone.Fairly

            I’m sorry, did you just say “white privilege”? What privileges would those be? Standing in line to get into college behind “minorities” with lower test scores because Affirmative Action requires diversity? Living with the term “honky” being socially acceptable while other words are considered “racial slurs” punishable by termination or expulsion? Being unemployed because jobs that one person may be less qualified for went to that candidate anyway because the employer had a quota to fill? Don’t you understand how what is actually BLACK PRIVILEGE only serves to fuel racism? As white people, we have been completely stripped of our AMERICAN PRIVILEGES so that we can get in line behind everybody else because we are supposed to feel guilty about something that we (meaning this generation of “white folk” ) didn’t participate in. We will NEVER eradicate racism unless EVERYONE is judged on their character and not the color of their skin. It’s what you want for yourself, well guess what? White people want the same damn thing.

          • Jesussavesusall

            Exactly, Simone.Fairly.*What* “white privilege”? You have black on white crime, and black cops killing white citizens also, but do you hear about *that* in the media? Do you see whites protesting those killings, or looting because of them? Do you see whites pull the race card when these things happen to us? My daughter works as an assistant manager in retail, and the only two white employees in that store are her and the manager. The company won’t let them hire anymore white people, because they are afraid people will cry “discrimination”. They are also not allowed to fire *any* of those employees for *any* reason, because they are scared of being sued for discrimination. So here you have all these employees, doing what they want to do, and calling in sick when they don’t want to work, *knowing* they can’t get fired. And some say “white privilege”, smh! Yes, sure you have bad white people, but you also have bad African Americans, Chinese, Japanese, etc. It’s not fair to judge *all* whites for something *one* does, just as it is not fair to judge *all* African Americans because of one. It is not up to us to judge anyhow. God doesn’t judge based on race, how a person looks, or the color of their skin. God looks at a persons heart. We are *all* His children. *He* doesn’t give “privileges”. Why does *everything* have to be about race anyhow??? Isn’t there enough going on in the rest of the world *without* all of this bitterness and hate??? Isn’t it time we all come together before these things hit *our* nation??? Too many people are listening to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who only incite violence, and fuel bitteness and anger, through means of deception. *Everyone* should watch this video by Pastor Jonathan Gentry. He tells it like it is!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSrMaPB2Dg0

          • pnship123@gmail.com

            There is no ‘white privilege’, none. You get what you work for. Brown most likely would never have completed college, he was already going down he wrong road, the road his parent so badly wanted him to get off of. Black people need to stop pretending they are not getting what white people do, what you get it the exact same opportunity to make the right choices. If you make the wrong choices, just like a white person, you don’t get good results. We have the same chances, the same opportunities and when it comes to education, black people have more opportunity than any other race.

          • hownow63

            I was raised by a black woman whose father was born a slave. She also raised her own children, none of whom ever were arrested or harassed because of the color of their skin. Among her grandchildren is a doctor, once featured in Ebony magazine, and an Army veteran, who to this day a good friend of mine. Not once did I ever hear any of her family speak with the hate (or poor grammar and spelling) as you. Oh, yes, I forgot to tell you…I am a Caucasian woman. I miss her every day. She would be ashamed of the way blacks are behaving in Ferguson, MO. She admired the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and would mourn the behavior of the rioters, just as he would. Educate yourself and stop feeling oppressed. you are oppressing yourself, no one is doing it for you or to you.

          • James Eldon Thornock

            So true!

          • Jesussavesusall

            AMEN, hownow63! You hit the nail on the head! They are oppressing *themselves*! They need to educate themselves! This is 2014, and they have been singing that same song “We Shall Overcome” for how long now? WHEN are they going to overcome??? I don’t think this the dream Rev. Martin Luther King had. I think he would be very disappointed. Yes, they definitely need to educate themselves. And it’s TIME to overcome!

          • Jesussavesusall

            They speak with the hate and oppression that they are being deceived into believing, by the typical ones (Sharpton and Jackson) that always stir up strife and whose goal it is to *keep* them oppressed. They believe the “junk” those two spew. And of course, when you are fed garbage, it’s “Garbage in, garbage out”. They start speaking what they were told. It’s time to rise above all of that. They can choose to remain oppressed by that garage fed to them, or they can rise above.

          • God Body

            I don’t know why you’re speaking so nice to these savages. They don’t deserve civility. They would sooner see you dead than to treat you like a human being. Let them continue with the sociopathic inhumane behavior. The world is watching you all.

          • Watch it

            Savages? Really? You want to see savages, go to Ferguson and watch the looters, firestarters and the people shooting at police cars.

          • God Body

            Savages? you wanna see savages go to Ferguson where they shoot teenagers in the street gas babies and and point assault weapons at law abiding citizens.

          • Watch it

            By all means, provide the facts that support this claim you just made.

            Are you also trying to say that the looters, firestarters and the people shooting at police cars aren’t savages, or are you just trying to avoid it by diverting with this strawman? Hey, how about those Knock Out Game players – you know, the black people who attack white folks for no valid reason.

          • George Bara

            Savages? Like those Rioting? Do you really belie that the savages in Ferguson are united for the killng of a Black man? Please most there are using it as an excuse to be Savages.

          • God Body

            Their savage behavior as it stands is reciprocal behavior learned behavior from you know who. So back to your cave boy. You’re right they are acting out like savages and it’s definitely not the solutions and neither was the tear gassing rubber bullet shooting and assault weapon pointing. THIS is the savager that begat savagery. For every action there is a reaction, good or bad.

          • Watch it

            Brown found that out the hard way.

          • James Eldon Thornock

            It’s really difficult to read your posts because of your grammar.

          • James Eldon Thornock

            You use they, and them far too often. I have no idea who you’re referring to.

          • Steven Campbell

            The world is watching you!! Are you gong to stand up and teach the black youth of your community that that need to rise above or are you going to conitnue to buy into the hatred and call others who disagree with you savages??? I have not seen anyone on this blog say such demeaning thing to you.

          • Zotsalot

            I for one am not concerned about the “world” watching. I am more concerned about what God thinks of what I am doing. We will all stand before him someday. I am responsible for and will be held accountable for my actions. As will everyone.

          • George Bara

            White proivledge my a$$. You are the “A” typical African American that knows only to BLAME others for their own Failures.YOU have a better chance at success in this county then ANY OTHER Race simply because ITS GIVEN TO YOU.
            There is NO WHITE College Fund, NO IVory Mag, NO Free pass for being White, NO Miss Black America, NO Entry into IVY League colleges with a GPA below 2.50 for Whites. Face it YOU ae the Rason you Fail No one else.

          • Shawn

            I am a brown Native American, and if you want to go by race, Natives lost, Africans were freed. White privilege, ha, explain Asian success in this country. Your waaaa waaaa is your problem, and if you wear your pants around your knees, you are screaming “I’m so cool, I am disrespectful” .

          • Zotsalot

            You are so right. The Native Americans lost big time. More than anyone else in this country has ever lost. But you don’t sound like you are feeling sorry for yourself. We all have our burdens in some way. But a good attitude goes miles.

          • James Eldon Thornock

            White privilege? What privilege comes from being disabled. Will you remind me?

          • Jesussavesusall

            As a disabled person myself, I would *love* to know the answer to that one also, James Eldon Thornock. What “privilege” comes from waking up in pain and being in pain *everyday*??? What “privilege” comes from receiving stares, and “looks” when you pull into a handicap parking space (with your handicap decal on your vehicle), all because people can’t *see* your pain, and make their own assumptions??? What “privilege” is it to live on a *very* limited income, praying you will just make it through the month??? What “privilege” is it to constantly have to deal with the hassle’s of medicare and Medicaid??? Need I go on? And Sumumba says Bev JoAnn is “feeling sorry” for herself??? REALLY???? Do NOT judge what you don’t know, Sumumba! How would YOU like to walk in our shoes for awhile and SEE what it’s like??? I *wish* I was able to work. I *certainly* don’t “feel sorry” for myself! I can’t stand being in this situation!

          • fred

            yea I don’t have a disabled placard because I could not stand the stares

          • Zotsalot

            None. I worked for over 8 years in a state job with the elderly and disabled. This class of people is among the poorest in the country. All elderly and disabled. Race matters not in those classes. The larger share of them are poor across the board. And many of the disabled don’t get enough money to live on. They go on waiting lists for low income housing. And if someone wants to complain and say “Oh gee, wish I could get into low income housing”. I can tell you that No, you don’t want that “privilege”. There are many rules to low income housing and keeping your disability. You are at the mercy of the government and their agencies. And if you make a penny less than their government program allows, that’s just too bad, you don’t get food stamps or the low income programs that others qualify for. And if those who don’t qualify because they miss it by a penny or a dollar, sure, they can go get a food box. Most places will let them have a food box once every six months. Because many of the food box places keep track of who gets a food box. Some of them keep track of who gets food boxes from other agencies, and if that person got a food box from someone else in the last six months, then, well, they don’t get a food box from the other agency. Because, well now, we can’t have that. Sure there’s people out there making bad choices and suffering because of their own stupidity. That goes for all races. But, there are those who have done everything right and are still dirt poor with little food (in all races). There’s plenty of people out there from every race who need help. It’s time to stop pointing fingers, calling names and blaming people. If you see someone in need, help them. If you see an injustice, don’t throw rocks through windows and burn stores, it doesn’t solve anything. It just makes you look stupid. Don’t be part of the problem. Determine within yourself that you will be part of the solution. Are you black? (Sorry, I was raised saying black. Your not from Africa, your ancestors were). Help your elderly neighbor. I don’t care who you choose to help. Just help someone who’s in need. Go read I Corinthians chapter 13.

          • Steven Campbell

            White privilage??? Really??? Are you kidding me???? Just another term ginned up by the black racist establishment.

          • Bev JoAnn

            Go back to Africa if you don’t like America! This thug was not a hero…he was a criminal.

          • God Body

            Armed robbery? Maybe you’ve not being paying attention. Brown was unarmed you dufus. So no armed robbery took place whether it was him or someone else. The cop came to shoot because the cop came to shoot. When the hell have you ever heard of someone getting shot to death for minor shop lifting. That’s just heavy handed insanity. More the point, You making excuses for it make you just as bad as the lying murdering cop.

          • Watch it

            The guy wasn’t shot because he robbed a store. He was shot because he was attacking a cop.

          • God Body

            6 times shot with no weapon and here you are defending it like it’s a normal thing. 6 times shooting someone is not self defense no matter how you try to dress it up, like Brown was some super negro with special powers. 6 shots, in the street with people standing by BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG at a teenager with sweets in his hand. Really?

          • Watch it

            I am not defending anything – just relating the facts, and showing that you are biased and refuse to see anything but what you want to see.

          • johnonthespot

            Someone of Brown’s size would not be stopped with 1 or 2 bullets. If you look at the autopsy drawings of the bullet wounds, four of the six shots were not lethal – shots in the arms and upper chest. It was the two shots to the head that finally killed him.

            What you have here is someone assaulting an officer, the officer orders the suspect to stop (with gun drawn), the suspect fails to stop, officer shoots him, he continues to move forward. The officer now has sufficient reason to keep shooting until the suspect is down.

            The police have over a dozen witnesses to the shooting who tell the same story described above. There is a video with a witness telling what he saw to someone else. It’s the same story.

            The person here not wanting to see things as they are is you “God Body”. And that’s sad. You veiled racism against whites blinds you to the facts simply because the cop was white and the dead person is black. Race is not the issue. Even if the cop was racist – and no one know if he is or isn’t – he fired in self defense. His account of what happened is consistent with eye witness account.

            You can scream racist cop all you want – it doesn’t change what actually happened.

          • http://www.baldeaglecollectibles.com Ken Jayne

            All law enforcement officers are taught to shoot until the threat ceases. It may take one shot, it may take six. The purpose of deadly force is to stop the threat. Brown had already assaulted the officer. When he ran towards him he was a threat to the officer’s life whether he was armed or not. Also, the officer had not frisked him. He did not know that he was unarmed. A threat to life is a threat to life whether it involves a gun, knife, a rock, or a hand. All can and do kill. The officer did what the had to do to stop a threat to his life.

          • Mindy

            A teenager who attacked a police officer while the police officer was still in his vehicle. Come on this was no sweet kid just trying to get to his grandma’s house. Did he need to die?? NO but stop lying.

          • Mindy

            And you making excuses for someone stealing and assaulting a police officer makes you what exactly??? Do you really think if Michael had not broken the bone in his face and attacked him that it would have escalated to this point. You said no one would ever try to grab a police man’s gun….really do you know a lot of people that would punch one and break his face??? I mean please explain what the difference is.

          • Betteryet

            @ God Body – “minor shop lifting” isn’t why the teen was killed. You keep deflecting away from anything and everything that makes real sense. If you would just stop for a moment and try to actually hear additional factual evidence, the injustice that you believe occurred would not be so.

          • Bev JoAnn

            If his physical strength outweighed and intimidated the store owner…he was armed you jackass…he had 2 of them plus his thugh buddy who ran out and left him had 2….that makes 4.

          • leslymill

            No it isn’t enough to destroy your house and your neighborhood and your life…rule of law is important and being part of the racist New Black Panthers…aka Muslim Brotherhood …making Molotov cocktails to throw at police and loot stores and shout with a bull horn to the tune of rap music to “kill whitey” and “kill Officer Wilson”….will just get you shot…your a disgrace to MLK and the black race.

          • Betty Meyers

            Yesss!!!

          • God Body

            nah, he made no sense whatsover. He’s making racial overtones and bringing MLK into it like that has anything to do with it. There are agent provocateurs on both sides of the equation. The police who should be the authority here have completely lost the trust and respect of the community they’re supposed to serve. Turning up in tanks and Army gear didn’t bring about any clarity in their resolve to allow for justice to be done in an atmosphere of trust. Instead they chose to collectively punish anyone who live there or shows defiance therefore throwing fuel on the fire and losing all control over the investigation. Not very good policing in my book. Conerntrate on the matter in hand rather than spouting off on your little culture war in your head. The ‘kill whitey’ thing could have happened years ago, but it never did so just let that go, sheesh.

          • God Body

            Rule of law should apply to everyone in all situations, clearly this has not been the case in Ferguson of late, hence the crazy ass rioting. People obviously don’t have anymore respect for the law because of HOW it’s being applied. shame on you for not seeing that.

          • ixnay00

            there is never a reason to riot and destroy other people property. I suppose because he was black part of his supposed reperations was to have a right to take what ever he wanted from the store and physically abuse the store owner, then the rest of the town would also have a right to riot, and pillage the town. they know that al Sharpton and jesse Jackson will come to their rescue with the media to twist the facts and try to make all the white people feel guilty and let them off

          • God Body

            Americans rioted against British rule and burned peoples property. Without that action there wold be no America, and no justice for Americans. #ijs

          • adrefs

            Well Somumba stop giving the cops a reason to do all of those things. Blacks are responsible for a disproportionate amount of numerous crimes. Fully 75% of gun violence in this country is Black on Black! Are you gong to blame that on someone else as well (I’m confident that you will). If you feel that you’re underemployed then go get a job! “Mass” incarceration? Oh really, where? I see mass looting, mass rioting, mass lawlessness…but that’s not YOUR fault is it?

          • God Body

            it has just come to my notice that Sumumba is responsible for what all black people do. So adrefs? these Hitler and Putin characters, why do you act like this?

          • terry12345678907

            ummmm…no. Unless you riot to get your own attention and make changes.

          • Betty Meyers

            Seriously? So that only happens to blacks, right? And it’s not like they don’t loot black owned stores either. The blacks that are doing this are a bunch of hoods and losers. We just aren’t hearing from the law-abiding blacks.

          • God Body

            Your media chooses to ignore law-abiding blacks if they don’t agree with the bias narrative. If the Ferguson police had actually listen to the wishes of Browns family there would be no rioting. But instead they chose to provoke and be heavy handed resulting in what we see now. The air of cover up will always provoke criminality in those who see no other avenue to justice.

          • obamaisacorn

            Teachable moment: 50% of people shot are black; 90% of that 50% are shot by another black.

          • Tom Briggs Sr

            You guys have to get over the democratic party. From the beginning they kept you in chains. The KKK were all democrats and they are still exploiting you guys today. It is a crime and must stop. It will when you stop putting the exploiters in office. Consider fine men like Dr Ben Carson.

          • God Body

            this

          • ThominSC

            Do you know why a lot of people don’t have employment?
            Lack of skills. Training programs are available everywhere.

          • ThominSC

            I don’t even like Bill O’Reilly, but you might want to see this. It is not good at all, but it is true.

            http://www.cnsnews.com/video/national/oreilly-americas-race-problem

          • God Body

            THhres a fine example of blow hard Bill twisting facts and making unfounded bias statements. I’ve had enough of that guy. i.e. talking as if Sharpton(gue) or Jesse Jackson are consensus black leaders. They are not! Ask you average black person if they consider them as such. Ask the Brown family. Yet Bill will trot them out everytime in his arguments about black people. Yet much of what Bill said was true, but his conclusions were baseless. Very clever but not very effective in terms of solutions. All Bill does is make money from trying his level best to divide people. Those of you who consume that form of hate he peddles are as gullible and stupid as the rioters in Ferguson.

          • ThominSC

            I’ll agree with you about the facts if you mean Sharpton and Jackson – but it does illustrate the media’s hangup with the likes of these race baiters – but the media loves karl rove, too – sheesh……..

          • Watch it

            Underemployed? So, how does it help to rob and burn down shops in the community, driving them out of business or out of the area, along with the jobs they provided as well as the economic support they contributed to the community? Not too smart.

          • Aaron J. Scott

            He looked like such a well mannered gentle giant in his red clothing flashing gang signs. The world has tragically lost a valued member of society whose life time of contributions will be missed and leave a whole in the fabric of ….. lol sorry I can’t stop laughing

          • God Body

            gang signs when it’s a black kid. Posing and having fun when it’s everyone else.

          • Chris Banks

            Nothing is ever the black persons fault. Ever. Always someone else. YOU convict the cop without knowing all the evidence because the cop is white. YOU are the real racist and you kNOW it. If it was a black cop, we wouldn’t even be having this conversation.

          • God Body

            this is a sad state of affairs when you do mental backflips that allow the shooting 6 times in the street of an unarmed kid to be the kids fault. How? How do you do that? Seriously. The kid suddenly became super negro in your eyes or something? Fly across streets and disarm police in a single bound. No fear? Come on, even you must think that’s a bit of a stretch.

          • Craig Lawrence

            You bring it all on yourselves. Accept responsibility for your behavior….smfh

          • http://citizensteven.blogspot.com steve

            They’re underemployed because they’re too busy milking the system and refusing to work. They’re stopped, frisked and followed in stores because they commit a disproportionate amount of crime. And we can all tell in about 2 seconds by mannerisms and behavior which ones are trouble. You should blame the missing fathers, felon factory mothers spitting out a new offspring every 10 months and bringing in a new abusing bf every 3 weeks for some of the problems. Perhaps exercising a little restraint and birth control might help as well as focusing on teaching the little sprogs some manners and common courtesy instead of focusing on getting sexed and high and pursuing white woman fake weaves and fake nails and muh dicking all the time.

        • leslymill

          She doubled back like Trayvon….

      • gunther

        @Watch it: If you happen to still be keeping up with this, I find your statements to be biased, despite your claims at being “based on facts”…I think that you are placing too much weight on the “Josie” account, which stands in contradiction to both forensic evidence as well as parts of the official Ferguson Police statement. So incase all you have been researching were surveillance videos and witness accounts, here are the facts that we have so far:

        ALL forensic evidence points to shots being fired at a distance (no gun residue was found on any part of Brown’s body, not to mention any sign of struggle). The fact that the body was 30 to 35 feet from the shell casings also supports multiple witness accounts. Let me also add that at this point, no known narcotics were found in Brown’s system at the time…although this could change in the future.

        A total of 6 shots entered Brown’s body – 3 to the inner arm, 1 which grazed the inner side of his palm, 1 in his right eye and 1 to the top of his head. We still do not know the total amount of shots fired as the number of casings are still being withheld (why?) Now I’ll admit that I don’t know much about bullet trajectories or guns in general, but I’d be very interested on how you think the majority of the bullets were able to enter Brown’s inner right arm while he was allegedly running head first down the street towards the officer.

        I’m going to skip the whole arms being raised part and get directly into the audio of the video, which people now claim to be irrefutable “proof” that Brown was “bum rushing” the officer… After listening to it, the word “running” was used prior to Brown “doubling back”. Now I don’t know about you, but if I saw a kid charging a cop with a loaded gun drawn, I would be sure to clearly say that “some crazy crack head charged a shooting officer”, not just use words like “doubling back” and “kept coming toward him” to describe this unbelievable situation.

        One last thing to note is that the officer’s side of the story (which is being told by anonymous third parties deemed as “credible witnesses” by the media) continually changes with the facts that are being released…

    • aleksthegreat

      You ever heard white people talk like that? I have. Where do you think the black community learned it? You white people sure like to pretend you’re better than black people.

      • Scott Leger

        you must be black, no one said anything about color, get over it, Glen wouldnt leave my original comment, its people like you that
        instigate looting.

        • missy

          diffinitelt

      • David Tayman

        This white guy knows a lot of other white people that abuse the english language just as bad, if not worse.

        Who cares anyways? Does anybody see a face to go along with the words we’re hearing? Better yet, does anybody think that person is going to testify in defense of the cops?

        This article is part of the “misinformation” and propaganda. It doesn’t contain any facts, just speculation from an “anonymous witness.”

        This article is irrelevant.

        • Shane

          BS. The witness clearly stated that he saw Brown charge the police officer and you can be sure this guy will be forced to testify. Why do you libs always take the side of the criminal?

          • Rachel Lee

            Because libs have no respect for the law either.

      • AJC1973

        Yup most nascar events… watch the tony stewart video… or any time s tornado hits a trailer park..

      • WillyPiam

        C’mon man, the comment was stupid, but so was yours. Cursing is global and is not a black white thing. What I find disturbing is the guy holding the camera is telling people around him that he was shot with his hands up and then shot some more while on the ground. He didn’t even see what happened, but he keeps saying it over and over again. That just increases the likelihood of racially motivated riots. It doesn’t matter what color the cop is or the victim. It’s always tragic when someone loses their life and a mother/father loses a child.

        This video will be used to at least help find what happened that day. One thing for sure, is that Al Sharpton shouldn’t be there. He’s the master race baiter and chief poverty pimp. He complains about poverty and makes millions from doing so.

        • Larry B

          The guy talking said he was in the house and heard shots fired so how can he say the guy had is hand up when he did not see what happened.

          • maryjane

            A guy did see what happened and told his friend that the cop kept missing and the guy kept coming.

      • Zach Ward

        You are an idiot. First of all, there is not a racist word in Linda’s statement, maybe insulting toward someone who is coincidentally black, but still not insulting. Secondly, you’re agreeing that black people talk like idiots. When you want to argue a point against racism, typically you don’t feed the stereotype. Lastly, I know very educated and successful black people as well as black people that are so illiterate that you can’t understand a word they say. I know just as many white people that are the same way. Now this will blow your mind, they all chose to be that way themselves! WHAT? Crazy, I know. My point is, people like you are the reason there’s still racism in this world. Do everyone a favor and educate yourself before you decide to spread your thoughts, instead of just making assumptions based on skin color, then calling someone else racist. (If i used big words you don’t understand, Websters made this awesome book with those words in it).

      • Disco Obama

        That’s a stretch. You really think that the black community looks to ape anything whites do? What a joke.

        P.S. Whites are much better than blacks. Ask any wealthy black that lives in a white neighborhood.

        • Davaughn Wistrom

          Are you with the KKK?

      • Brian Andrews

        Wow. How stupid can one person really be?

      • ColdHardReality

        Statistics prove it – http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-3 Look up the stats – in 2011 Blacks were responsible for more than 52% of all homicides in the country – Blacks as a whole make up 14% of America – The majority of those are committed by black males aged 29 and YOUNGER – Do you want to pretend black males under 22 get into LESS trouble than white kids of the same age? If you look at the stats Black males age 17-19 they carried out nearly DOUBLE the murders by whites. which make up 72.4% of the population. The irony – blacks kill other blacks the majority of the time – White people are not a threat to young black males – other young black males are. This police officer was attacked and shot his attacker — rather than focusing on the attack the color of the attacker grants him a pass and an immediate call to “justice” when the LAW shot him. Officers swear and oath and have to explain their actions – this young thug ROBBED a store minutes before being shot to death after ATTACKING AN OFFICER and the “community” defends the thug because of the color of his skin. — If you are too blind to read the facts in this case these types of events will continue to happen. If young black males rob, steal, harm others and then attack officers rather than give themselves up – they will be shot dead LEGALLY. Stop defending stupid behavior – your dumbing down generations of black youth. – 48% of black males drop out of high school. Not exactly Good Will Hunting stats huh?

        • skjohn

          Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • James

          It’s called socioeconomics — your racist drivel is inapplicable.

          • Rachel Lee

            Not in this case. Brown graduated high school and was enrolled in community college. My parents were pretty low down the financial stats but none of their five kids did drugs or broke the law. We were taught to respect the law and other people. If Ferguson residents want to excuse criminal behavior, perhaps they should fire the cops and let the gangs run their town.

          • James

            I have a feeling that at some point those five kids did do drugs or break the law, even if only something as small as shoplifting a candy bar. See, that is the difference. As a white person, if you did something wrong, there is very little chance you would be found out, because people don’t constantly judge you, fear you. Drug use among white youth and black youth is actually pretty much the same across the nation. But blacks get caught more. And when they are caught, they are thrown in jail more often. No matter where you look on the judicial food chain, blacks have less chance of making it out with a slap on the wrist compared to whites. So, perhaps your family was great. But, there are plenty of white families in bad socioeconomic statuses that aren’t — but when they break the law, they get second chances that African Americans don’t get. That is the difference. And there is OVERWHELMING national data to support that as well.

          • ColdHardReality

            Sure – The FBI is on my payroll – because black youth are the only ones living in poverty right?

      • Linda Farley Rogers

        Not any White people I know talk like that but then I do not hang around with trash

      • william russell

        hey i really do not think you are great as in your id, however, i think you are stupid in what your said. There are two types of African americans and two types of whites. The one group, works hard, believes in helping others, has faith, values and character that you would never hear people talking like this because it is unacceptable. Than there is a very small group of whites that try to be be african americans, that have listen to rap music all the time and they have no values and horrible people. There a group if african americans that are loving, hard working, kind and giving who have values and character and great role models. I had an african american as a boss, and worked for him for 38 years, i adore him, respected him and i would do or go wherever i had to help him. If he told me to pack my bag now because we are going to the moon, i would ask what time and where do you want me to be at. That is the respect i had for him. Than yhere is a majority or a large populatioon of aficans americans that belive they are having a rough time because there ansetors where salves and the usa owes him. Give me free phones and minutes, free health insurance, free housing, free food stamps and all the welfare io can get. Why should i have to work when i can everything i want free and if not free than i just can take it from others. Just listen to rap and what they say, look at all the killings and knock victims, all the stealing and all the destroying of business, just horrible. The sooner the african americans males sop having sex and making babies one after another and than walk away and allow soicety to take care of them, the sooner things will be better for all. THe sooner that african americans wake up and say we have to changed, we are tired of being owned and kept down on the plantation from democrats and people like jackson and sharpton the better you will be. This shooting of brown, the african americans decided that they would be the judge, jury and the execution. There was his best friend that lied, we now know, the media again has rush to judgement and now we are seeing proof of just who and what brown did. IT did not come from a white person but from an african american who was there and has viedo of it. The man said on the recording that the two where in the car, brown got out and walked away, the police officer told him to stop and brown, 300 pound man turned and started running at the officer. What the hell would you do. The office try to slow him down and stop by shooting for the arm and leg but that did not stop brown from running at the officer. So what do the african americans do, destroy their town, hurt people loot stores, burn stores down, and hurt Ferguson that will never be the same again. I have seen towns like this happen before, apartments, projects, majority african americans, and you know what the police do, when some it in danger they take there time to get there. If things are going to change in the usa the change has to come from the african americans, look at detroit, look at chicago, look at the knock out game and all those hurt and killed. Wake up and get your head out of the sand and do something positive.

        • Margie

          Wm Russell you nailed it with your comments!

      • Margie

        Whites are no better than blacks, but whites live a totally different life because they work hard, have only the number of kids they can feed and don’t expect everything be handed to them. Look at black cities predominately black such as Detroit, they have torn up and destroyed it. Then they wonder why their aren’t any employers around who want to hire them. It’s pathetic.

    • MaRiNuS ScHuNcK

      dont forget the shout out to worldstar

    • aberqueen

      Imagine the children who had to witness an injured, bloody corpse lying in the street!

      The treatment of the body was shameful and the way the community was
      desecrated with a bare corpse was horrid. They could’ve done better than that!!!

      • Tyler Durden

        Well, that kind of happens to people who rob stores high on drugs and decide to attack police officers…

        • aberqueen

          No, it doesn’t. Usually the scene is blocked from view. Your attempt to insist he was high on drugs without ANY sort of confirmation indicates you are trying to justify the inhumanity of the body’s treatment because of drug use.

          EPIC fail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Disco Obama

            You should just sit down and shut up, apparently you’re an idiot.

          • ColdHardReality

            You have no evidence that the 18yr old 300lb 6′ 4″ thug with a record was NOT high – more than likely I would bet you dollars to doughnuts he had at least weed in his system if not other drugs — what 18yr old attacks a uniformed police officer after robbing a store? Either high or no respect for the law – both do not help you when you looking down at the barrel of a locked and loaded pistol. Darwin in effect – if you are too stupid to fit into society – your quick exit will arrive shortly

          • aberqueen

            … and you have no evidence that he was high.

          • conserveitman
          • ColdHardReality

            You can send the doughnuts to California please – he is an 18yr old black guy – weed is easier to get than alcohol for them smart guy lol Try knowing a few black hoods sometime – it would be more than obvious to you

          • Gary-Jean Clark

            Who would want to? Is that it reasoning for defending scum? Maybe more in common?

          • Davaughn Wistrom

            Geesh!! It doesn’t matter if he was high or not. If I had a huge guy like that charging at me, I don’t care what color his skin is, I’m shooting first and asking questions later. If he’s crazy enough to rush an armed cop, high or not, he’s intending to do that cop bodily hard or kill him. In that case like I said shoot first and ask questions later.

          • maryjane

            Doesn’t matter whether he was or wasn’t. He was a predator and bully. Just that short clip proves that.

          • Margie

            Not yet but we’ll see!

          • chris
          • linb0315

            It doesn’t matter! He robbed a store and shoved the clerk (it[‘s on video) – he was a punk! High or not, it doesn’t matter. He had no respect for anything or anyone else – and he disregarded the law.

          • Slippers McEwan

            Where is the evidence he attacked a police officer ? oh thats right white men said it happened so it must have.

          • ColdHardReality

            How about the official report and the doctors notes – like the official report that says black guy was high on weed – had robbed a store and witnesses on the scene who said he had an altercation with the cop while the cop was still in his squad car — the best part about facts is racism like yours always blows away in the wind and the FACTS tell the REAL story. Another black thug bites a well deserved bullet – end of story. What doesnt change? Black people making excuses for stupid thugs —- “oh he was a good boy” – Really? Good boys assault cops while they are in their squad cars? They rob stores? They get high? The more they accept this as “normal” black boy behavior the more young black bodies will pile on the streets — killed by other nice black boys. Its a joke – Same with Treyvon Martin who was another thug who attacked an armed man and bought a bullet. This time it was a uniformed cop responding to a robbery call and catches the suspects red handed. When it comes to credibility POLICE or Black thugs? Police obviously win that one

          • Its me, Bruce

            In the spirit of facts, he was not responding to a robbery call.

          • skjohn

            Where do you get your information?

          • Its me, Bruce

            From an interview with the Ferguson police chief.

          • Thebabydoc

            but the dead criminal thought he was.

          • ColdHardReality

            He didnt have to – the beauty of thugs is they give themselves away – such was the case here — spectacular ending for a thug — Rob a local store, WALK for your getaway – cross paths with a police cruiser and mange to elicit a response from an officer who has no idea you are the perp – THEN attack him, taunt him and charge him so he can fire multiple rounds into your 300lb frame and cap it all off with a literal DOME shot to end your life. Bravo super thug – you had that cop right where you wanted him, right up until the point you got yourself KILLED.

          • James

            Weed is scientifically known to suppress emotions, making an act of aggression even less likely. Further, having THC in the system means he smoked at some point within the last 3-4 weeks, not that he was high. Also, the robbery, as in stealing a pack of cigarettes, was hardly the crime of the century. This is all just a tactic that the police (and apparently Glenn Beck followers) are using to discredit “black thugs” as you so sardonically labeled Michael Brown’s ilk. And though you mention that the word of a police officer should be take over said thug (who is dead) and even his friend (who has stated his case for the record, though not for the police because they never asked for it), what about the two girls who witnessed the event? Two young women on their way to work who witnessed the altercation and claim that the officer shot Brown while he had his hands up? Are they just thugs too? And if so, why? Is it because they are black? Go ahead, just say it. Nobody on this forum is going to mind. You’re all thinking it anyway.

          • sick of it all

            three words…
            OJ Simpson Trial …
            yeah, and he was innocent!! despicable.

          • WoodCarverHolo

            Medfag here. Wrong!! THC is only in the blood for about 72 hours. Then you have to sample other fluids/fat content.

          • James

            Here is the literature that says you are wrong: http://www.ndci.org/sites/default/files/ndci/THC_Detection_Window_0.pdf — Anyway, it doesn’t matter. It shouldn’t even be part of the story. Smoking weed doesn’t a villain make.

          • Thebabydoc

            When the THIEF STOLE (and this was a strong arm robbery, mind you, not “shoplifting” as Sharpton’s narrative requires) cigarillos and then used them to make blunts (sort of like Treyvon’s skittles and Iced tea for purple drank) the evidence supports his being a user of marijuana and therefore completely unpredictable in his behavior. This COMPLETELY supports any assertions a respected and honored officer could make in this case.

          • James

            The officer didn’t know he had stolen anything. And he didn’t make blunts with them either — you are literally making that up, or repeating some nonsense you read on a hyper-paranoid right wing website. But the fact that you so quickly jump to stereotypes about “blunts” and “Purple drank” says a lot about you. My assumption is that you would find any excuse to point the blame on this man, even if you knew he was innocent. And that is because you are a racist. But next question for you? Is it honorable to kill an unarmed man from 15-20 yards away under any circumstances? I don’t think good men find honor in killing the innocent. But apparently you do.

          • Rachel Lee

            I watched the convenience store security footage. I saw the aggressive way Brown intimidated the store clerk and pushed him. My opinion the young man was a criminal thug came from watching his actions on the security video. The officer said Brown tried to steal his gun and then rushed him causing the officer to shoot. The friend of Brown’s lacks credibility to me because 1. he was involved in robbing the convenience store 2. his version of events don’t match up with what the preliminary autopsy shows. The autopsy proves Brown was facing the officer when shot. There is still plenty we don’t know but I’ll not make my final decision until the evidence is reviewed. I suspect that Brown was the cause of his own death because the aggressive manner in which he disregarded the law and stole items intimidating and pushing a store clerk tells me plenty about the man’s character. He was probably still on an adrenaline high when the cop pulled up, and he probably believed that the cop was there to arrest him. What happened after will be known better in the days to come.

          • ColdHardReality

            There are currenly no tests you can administer to know exactly when he smoked the weed so you cannot say he was’nt high — the proof was he was a drug user and more than likely smoked it daily. Next things dont have to be the “crime of the century” We are talking about a weed smoking pot head with a rap sheet who had the brilliant idea to charge an armed officer — not exactly a “beautiful mind” to plot any crime worth taking note of. Next you want to take the word of another criminal who was part of the robbery – yup – solid character witness there. lol — Lets be clear – you want to believe two WOMEN who say he had his hands in the air while the autopsy revealed the bullets entered while his hands were DOWN? Are you having a tough time keeping up with the facts are so caught up in the anit-white-police movement that you are now tossing factual evidence and replacing it with the unofficial testimony of women whose stories dont match the EVIDENCE in the case? There is nothing to discredit a person with zero credibility – a 300lb thug was shot by police for his lack of common sense when faced with a LAWFUL order to freeze and comply. See, when you are HIGH – your brain doesnt function as well as it would when you are not high – when you are already a long term teenage pot user – your brain is underdeveloped and misfiring – THC damages young brains in ways few truly understand – suffice it to say he was never going to be a rocket scientist and when he was high he probably had the IQ of a Pigeon. I guess 300lb pigeons think they are bulletproof? The officer was able to dispel that myth for future 300lb pigeons in waiting.

          • linb0315

            Well said!

          • sick of it all

            SPOT ON!! I am sick an tired of the racist nonsense — he was a thug who thought laws and rules didn’t apply– including charging an armed police officer!!. I am sure the officer didn’t mean to kill him — but he meant to stop the charge. Enough said. Tell Al (the race baiting — loser) Sharpton to go away!! He is despicable as is this race baiting administration. I feel sorry for the family but I also feel sorry for the cop and his family.

          • Margie

            Here you go again, running that stupid mouth, thought you had said night, night, so go hit the bed and give us a rest.

          • linb0315

            And black people have already lied and said he didn’t- and guess what, there are videos and audio on it now.

          • James

            Thug. What does that word mean anyway? Is that your code word for black man? I think it is. Do you use that word to describe white men? Did you know in Ferguson that whites are more often found to have drug contraband when searched by the police than blacks? And to your last point — the Darwin effect. Do you really think that people who are too stupid to fit into society deserve a quick exit? Is that what America is all about? I’m only curious because I’m pretty sure the Constitution says nothing about Natural Selection.

          • Rachel Lee

            Thug means lawbreaker whatever color his skin is. I don’t care what color his skin is or was, if he could disrespect the law enough to steal brazenly and then aggressively push the store clerk, that says all anyone needs to know about the man’s character.

          • James

            Yes, you say that here after being challenged. But think about. Think about hard for a minute on a personal level. Have you ever called a white man a thug? Has Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck? Limbaugh likes to call Obama a Chicago Thug. Beck call Trayvon Martin a Thug. But what about white people?

          • Rhiannon Van Hoet

            You base your judgements on assumptions, there are so many possible circumstances that you are being too judgemental to open your mind to their possibilities.

          • ColdHardReality

            The facts are he WAS high – he DID rob the store and he DID assault a police officer — all of which point to him being pretty much what we all thought he was – a typical thug who pushed his luck too far and was lit up like a Christmas Tree. Think about it – charging an armed officer? Tell him what he has won Bob…..

          • Thebabydoc

            Toxicology report was…wait for it…..
            POSITIVE for THC (Cannabis).
            In the words of Gomer Pyle, “Surprise, surprise, surprise!”

          • IUfan37

            Aber, did he steal cigars?
            Did he abuse the store owner who was half his size.
            Did he deal in intimidation by doing so?
            Did he attempt to intimidate the police officer by bull rushing him?
            Was he stupid in his actions?
            I can answer yes to all five.

          • slk5

            bingo!!!

          • missy

            YES AND YES AND YES AND YES 100 yes. He deserved what he got.

          • Slippers McEwan

            So well spoken like a true southern bigot so glad i dont live amongst you bigots and that when we travel the world we get praise for being so non like you loud mouthed uneducated uncoothe americans.

          • George Rivet

            You need to show your post to your english and grammer teacher. Oh, sorry you failed both courses.

          • Guest

            At least I can spell Colourn Neighbourn Centren Labour etc etc etc. Nite nite ya bawbag. Can you find England on a map?

          • Slippers McEwan

            At least I can spell Colour, Neighbour, Labour, Centre , nite nite bawbag call me when you dumbass American can find England on the map.

          • Its me, Bruce

            LOL. We kicked your ass once already, you sniveling wanchor.

          • Rhiannon Van Hoet

            Lmao thanks ; ) bruce

          • Its me, Bruce

            My pleasure, ma’am.

          • Margie

            Good bye and good riddance!

          • Irene Elizabeth Grooms

            I bet you are like the ass end of a donkey.

          • Mericaaaa

            Unfortunately you failed at spelling all four of those words correctly at all.. And night night is correct instead of nite nite. Go back to 1st grade. Also, do you know where either England or the US is on a map? Most people with IQ’s lower than chimps can’t sooo..

          • http://www.norbsplace.com/ Norbert Locke

            All 4 words are spelled correctly in the true English version. Look them up!

          • linb0315

            That’s because you are nice little socialists and give in to all the Muslims who are invading your country!

          • Anonomous

            If you don’t live here don’t make comments about the way some of the people live. Yes some of them have load mouths, yes some of them are rude. Their are those of us who are not, so I am asking for you to stop commenting if you have no idea on or what we do with our lives here.

          • Pablo Descartes

            Well now slippers, your comment was terribly uncouth, have you no class?

          • Nanette Gray

            NOT hard to do, it is the LITTLE island surrounded by a lot of water!

          • Slippers McEwan

            Don’t you have a cousin that you ought to be seeing to?

          • Rachel Lee

            Hey Brit, why would anyone want to find jolly old England on a map? You can have your wet, cold land. It won’t be long until the Muslims are putting the sword to your scrawny little red coat neck demanding you convert or die.

          • Slippers McEwan

            Go join Sarah Palin in a 3 sum with Joe the Plumber

          • Rachel Lee

            After you, red coat.

          • David Hannum

            Thanks for today’s laugh, Slippers. An Englishman giving lessons on bigotry. Coming from the country that stomped its way across the globe, persecuting and killing people of nearly every race that wasn’t lily white to satisfy the monarchy. Even today, the way the English treat their black and Muslim community is repulsive. Have you looked at the number of race riots in the past 30 years in your perfect little island? Your police have a long history or racism as well. It seems the UK enacts a new law concerning racism every few years, but like all the others, they are ignored.
            As far as the English being refined travelers, give me a break. Get a few pints in the English and they turn into some of the rudest people around. I’ve been to 38 countries and spent nearly a year in the UK and I saw much worse behavior from the English than I did here at home. Your comment about finding England on the map is telling as well – its the typical arrogant English attitude. Guess what, you don’t rule the world anymore and you’ve been reduced to your tiny little, rain soaked island that nobody else would want anyway.

          • Slippers McEwan

            Canadian ya numpty but hey thanks for the geography lesson it just proved my theory that Yanks are most dimwitted population on earth. the most insular and ignorant who have not a clue what happens outside their state line. Jog on Wilbur

          • AJC1973

            grammar? if you are going to call someone out at least spell the word correctly before you say THEY failed both courses…

          • Max Wright

            Judging by your words, I’d say you are the bigot.

          • Margie

            You are disgusting, probably not even from America! It’s obvious that you have traveled very little, probably no further than your local grocery store. It’s also obvious that you have biased thinking. I’m proud to say “thank God we don’t have such asses in the south as you.”

          • linb0315

            He’s English!

          • Irene Elizabeth Grooms

            You’re the damn BIGOT.

          • $1226219

            Slippers, there is nothing bigoted in her agreement and statement. You rush a cop and resist arrest, endanger their lives, then you’re risking your own.

            You on the other hand, have rushed to judgment and in true Brit snobbery fashion begun name calling and making as ass of yourself.

          • Rhiannon Van Hoet

            I’m southern and do not share her ignorant response. Your comment Slippers McEwan was also quite hateful and ignorant.

          • Nanette Gray

            Good idiot..stay were you live and keep YOUR big mouth to yourself!

          • Scott Davis

            NO.. he didn’t ‘deserve what he got’.. the situation was fluid.. a human being was killed, regardless of the circumstances.. however, until the truth on both sides is known, rushing to judgment on anyone is unfounded an only fuels the drama that’s coming from this incident. we need to understand the facts, not emotional BS from either side.

          • usmc6973

            usmc6973
            What would the out come have been if he had reached the cop took his gun and killed him, would a witness come forward?

          • Bonnie Risner

            There was actually a scuffle through the window of the cruiser between the two before any of his happened , Browns friend would have you believe the cop grabbed Brown by the neck and pulled him into the window but what sounds more likely , he pulled that big guy by the neck through the window or the big guy went through the window in anger after the cop …. people seem to be dismissing that scuffle

          • linb0315

            Go look at the videos!!!

          • pfiffi43

            Did the people who started the riots waited for the truth? No, they set fire, burned people’s establishments and looted.
            It is sick that the black community always think they are the injured party. What it fuels is hate nothing more and nothing less.

          • Bonnie Risner

            Thank you Scott

          • Nanette Gray

            action have consequences! Something that the balck community haven’t come to terms with since this administration especially has come to power.

          • AJC1973

            are all those punishable by death without a trial? damn and i thought the Constitution was revered here

          • IngeC

            Don’t forget that the police officer was treated for injuries in the hospital later on.
            Brown pummeled the police officer while tussling with him in the cruiser trying to wrestle the gun from the police officer before attempting to run – only to turn around and again charging towards the officer.

          • Rhiannon Van Hoet

            But people should never die for such stupid actions. They should be dealt in a way that can address the underlying anger issue and allow him the opportunity to MATURE into a respected member of society.

          • WoodCarverHolo

            Did he have a prior of doing the EXACT SAME THING!?

          • Paul

            If you watch the whole video from the store, you will see him pay for the cigars. Also no store employee called the cops to report a robbery nor the stores owner. They never said they had been robbed.

          • Thebabydoc

            Apparently Denial is not just a river in Egypt Paul, or should I call you by your proper name, Mr. Sharpton?

          • Paul

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maA1FU... Here you go. .The store owner nor the employee’s call the police to report any robbery.

          • Thebabydoc

            ooops, just like your argument- nothing there. How exactly do you disprove a negative?

          • David Hannum

            Is this a joke post?

          • Paul

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maA1FUJqhew Here you go. . The store owner nor the employee’s call the police to report any robbery.

          • Vickie Goff

            I have no idea how long this man’s body was in view of anyone, but please stop and think about the fact that everyone has cellphones with camera’s in this day and age.First Responders always try to cover body’s as fast as possible, for the same reason that people are drawn to and look as hard as they can for some morbid reason. As you can see from this video people were drawn to the horror of this man’s body. If you listen to the audio there were a lot of people gathered in a short amount of time. I feel sorrow for the family of Mike, I see a lot of bad people that has used this man’s death to rob, loot and cause violence even when his mom and dad said they want the truth and justice not violence and looting.

          • joeb104

            What do you think their going to say? Wink, Wink.

          • Jonathan

            The body stayed where it was because the officer cannot disturb the scene or start an investigation into his own shooting. He had to wait on another responder.

          • Slippers McEwan

            Trying to justify the cop shooting a clearly unarmed black man is what I see. I trained to be a police officer we were trained on how to bring down unarmed people without deadly force being the first option.

          • maryjane

            Did they let you practice on an aggressive 300 lb- 6’4″ rushing you and split second decisions. That is probably why you flunked out.

          • Davaughn Wistrom

            I think maybe you’re the one that’s high here. Let’s say you’re the cop and you weigh a 150 and you’re less than 6′ and you have a 6’4″, 300lb psycho charging you, you aint takin him down without shooting him. I don’t care how tough you think you are.

          • ColdHardReality

            LMFAO – you think you could take on a 300lb guy and his partner by hand? A good cop would dump on the threats with hollow point bullets and radio for an ambulance – in the off chance they survive. This cop saved taxpayers alot of money.

          • Margie

            I’d like to see you bring down a nearly 300 lb man with nothing to at least frighten him….hardly, especially if the blood evidence shows that he was on drugs, good luck! The color of his skin really makes no difference.

          • skjohn

            How do you know it was the first option?

          • Joshua Davis

            I was a cop, and if there was a previous altercation, the cop could obviously feel very intimidated and in that instance, deadly force would be authorized, and deadly force has a ladder in which to use..etc.. pepper spray, PR-24, hand to hand combat for example are not next on the list after preventing a suspect from stealing your fire arm and is obviously a larger MAN, black or not, is not even important at this point. If it was a white guy in the same circumstance, the only difference is we all would not know about it, point blank. If we feed the disease known as racism, from both sides of the fence, then the only thing we can all guarantee is racism in its truest form will always be hidden. You don’t look at a situation and assert racism into it, rather you should look at it as a black on black from a black perspective, or white on white for a white perspective, etc..and if then and only then you cant see a reason why he shot, then should racism be considered. No difference then being innocent UNTIL proven guilty, as our constitution states.

          • Douglas Carver Jr.

            You trained to be a cop in a country where police officers (except in Northern Ireland) do not carry guns except in special situations. I am with every other blue blooded american. If I am carrying a pistol and a man that large is charging at me and he still keeps charging after he see’s my gun I will shoot him in the arm or the chest if that doesn’t stop him I will aim for the head. It doesn’t matter if he is black, white, yellow, red or orange.

          • Montani42

            So YOU are going to bring down a 290 pound 6′ 4″ man who is coming to assault you or break your neck? Cops are trained to protect themselves and the public. If this requires deadly force, so be it.

          • linb0315

            Were they all 300-lbs and 6’4″? Cops have the worst job to do and it’s thankless but I bet you would be the first to call one if you had a problem. He charged the cop. I was married to a cop for years and yes, in a perfect world, you could taze them but with a giant like him and if he was doped up, it doesn’t stop them. Bottom line: he shouldn’t have been doing what he was doing. I bet you didn’t make the cut tho..

          • Rachel Lee

            Brit, you weren’t there, okay? Your cops don’t carry guns as much as they do in the states. My husband was a cop and he was trained to shoot until they drop. A huge man rushing at you probably doesn’t want to have tea with you and stopping to think about it would get you killed.

          • Slippers McEwan

            Rachel don’t you have some coupons to clip? You were not there either the man was shot 178 feet away from the car and dies 153 away from the car which begs the question he then fled the scene of the alleged police car assault. What point then did the officer feel that his life was in clear and present danger from a fleeing suspect. He could have waited for backup while following Brown leaving the scene. Remember this whole incident happened in between 90-110 seconds. Just saying there are far too many holes in both stories to be accurate from any one side.

          • Rachel Lee

            Agreed on the waiting for backup.

          • Thebabydoc

            Please enlighten us as to how an unassisted, 170 pound police officer who has just been assaulted by a 300 pound, 6’4″ high-as-a-kite “unarmed” man would “bring down” said man without deadly force and without further endangering his own life?
            https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=670841776267356

          • Eva Woolard

            They have found drugs in his body and even if he didn’t have any, he sure acted in the store he robbed like he was very high on drugs. I have been around a person who was high on just marijuana and I was very much afraid of him. He acted just the way Michael Brown acted in the store.

          • linb0315

            He was a punk and a bully. I am sick of these kids being given sainthood after they die from a gunshot. Funny how the parents never protest when a black kills their kids – only when a copy (white of course) does it.

          • AJC1973

            and “punks and bullies” deserve to be executed in the streets, how dare we think he would be afforded the constitutional rights to due process he deserved…

          • Rachel Lee

            Punks and bullies dumb enough to rush at cops should expect to be shot. The cop has a right to defend himself.

          • AJC1973

            evidence that he rushed the cop? there is evidence he had his hands up and he was unarmed at the time he was shot 6 times.. forensic evidence… and again cops do not have a right to wrongly arrest you, and that you have a right to defend yourself even to the point of killing a police officer, so says the supreme court

          • $1226219

            NOT an epic fail. Have you heard the coroner’s report. Positive for marijuana in the blood.

          • Scott C

            Yes because when I’m stoned, I have to get my ass off of the couch out from under a pile of cheetos and go attack someone. Seriously?

          • Rhiannon Van Hoet

            Well said aberqueen

          • WoodCarverHolo

            Douchecunt – it was in the middle of ni**er-ville. Confirmed toxicology he was high on THC. There were hundreds of Negroes Sheboons there causing trouble within 2 minutes of the shooting! No one “ain’t got the time fo that!” of the cops had time to worry about the body – full scale riot was starting. YOUR the EPIC Estrogen-Fail!

        • Drew Croy

          They could have at least put a sheet over him.
          It’s standard policy when there is any death in the public to cover the corpse.

          • ch2801

            Forensics doesn’t like that due to something from outside being entered into their crime scene.

          • AJC1973

            body bags are sterile

          • Becky Placker-Rogers

            In another video of this same situation they do cover him with a sheet.

          • Rhiannon Van Hoet

            But sadly it was only after a very long time. They covered him much later and then when the sheets were becoming bloody they erected an orange “privacy screen”

          • Nanette Gray

            AND you damn point? That he was treated different because he was black..?

          • Jonathan David Hayes

            The police aren’t going to do that. You think they drive around with a sheet in their cruisers? If this guy had a sheet in his trunk can you imagine the racist allegations?

          • AJC1973
          • ProfessionalLaw

            Good chance that the sheet was put there by paramedics. I would venture to say that law enforcement did not put it there. Typically we won’t touch the scene until CSI is there. But hey, who knows.

          • AJC1973

            because you see paramedics in both pictures right?

            i know thats not fair but from what im hearing later videos the officers put a sheet over the body so i guess the argument is moot

            http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-ferguson-michael-brown-shooting-witness-video-20140815-story.html

          • thats me

            They will put the sheet on the body AFTER the technicians process the scene.

          • David Hannum

            Yes, it was EMS that covered the body.

          • onmyway

            A police offer did cover the young man when he got a sheet.

          • pnship123@gmail.com

            This scene has already been, for the most part, processed. See the bullet markers? Before it was processed, what people saw was a dead body lying on the ground.

          • AJC1973
          • rpm4565

            Please describe your source for “standard policy”. Your plan violates every rule of crime scene investigation and evidence collection and introduces all manner of cross examination into any conclusions. This is not TV, this is real life.

          • Rhiannon Van Hoet

            Raw footage from shooting until they loaded the body in the suv showed that there were never any investigative steps towards collecting data from the “crime.scene”. They didn’t even attempt to cover the body until family members arrived and were becoming increasingly distraught. I watched the footage before it was removed.

          • Robert J Sebold

            never even saw a medic.. i guess the cops are coroners and doctors too

          • pnship123@gmail.com

            You watched what all of America is watching, which is a video from a man who did not see the shooting, but he is loving the fact his video is going viral.

          • Ingrid Echard

            Even ON TV the bodies aren’t covered until the scene is processed

          • Drew Croy

            Actually my source is 20 years on an ambulance. We walk in one way, we walk out the same way. We confirm death disturbing as little as we can.

            As we leave, if the body is in public view, we either cover the body or restrict view of the public.

          • Jill Markovich

            I believe the corpse is left uncovered for all to see to drive home the message that this is what happens to people who attack a police officer. Disrespect intended.

          • James

            Wow Jill. Did you just read what you said? What if the victim was white? Do you think white people who punch police officers deserve to die?

          • Jody Pitts

            James….. i am not a fan of our over militarized police state…. However, if you are stupid enough….. yes I said “stupid enough” to run at an officer who has a loaded gun who is probably stressed out to the max from having to deal with a society of thugs and thug wanna be’s, black/white/red/yellow/brown/olive or whatever… what the hell do you think is gonna happen? Yes I believe ALL police should be held accountable for their sometimes extremely poor decision making. However, this is does not seem to be the case here. Dumb ass provoked the police….. what a waste of life

          • James

            Again, you are assuming he ran at the police. There is one account (of the officer/shooter) that he ran at the police and three that say he didn’t. The recording mentioned in this article mentions “doubling back” which doesn’t necessarily mean charging. It might just mean turning around, just as the female witnesses have already said happened. The shots to his front (as the autopsy have determined) would all corroborate that account, even if his hands were up, as easily as the charging story. And he didn’t provoke the police either by the way, unless you mean that he was black and being black provokes the police. If you remember, the police pulled up to him, so close, that when he opened the door it hit Brown. And after they scuffled, Brown ran away, before turning to face to cop. He ran. Since when is running a provocation?

          • Bonnie Risner

            Anyone see the video a black girl had where she said Brown was in the window of the cruiser , the police officer opened the car door Brown slammed it back on him went through the window after him a struggle began for the police officers gun ,no one wants acknowledge or talk about that do they , there are really bad cops out there I completely agree but all sides of this has to be weighed instead of jumping to conclusions , Brown was very aggressive in the video at the store when the guy came up to him to stop the theft he shoved him back then when the guy came forward again Brown turned on him in a very aggressive manner and walked him across the floor watch the video,so he was already amped up looking for a fight ……

          • Nanette Gray

            Personally, I think Brown got aggressive because HE knew that he knew it would be only minutes before he was found out for what he had just done minutes before!

          • Rob

            There are at least 3 accounts of Brown running at the police. One from the officer who shot him, another from a partner and the last all over youtube. This is also backed up by the autopsy where Brown was shot in the top of his head. The angle of entry would only be possible if someone has ducked their head.

          • Stella Leamonicka Joyner

            Or bend over after being shot who runs n ducks like that as big as he was he would fall

          • James

            The officer didn’t have a partner with him and youtube clips don’t count as eyewitness accounts. Not to mention, what does exist on youtube right now overwhelmingly supports the argument that Brown put his hands up and faced the officer after trying to run away before being gunned down.

          • Luvthablues

            Damn you’ an idiot

          • Joseph Price

            Yes, he is….and a retarded one at that.

          • James

            Joseph, you deserve a prize for your eloquent prose. I an idiot … and a retarded one at that. How well spoken.

          • Thebabydoc

            Don’t let the facts get in the way of your opinion, OK?

          • AJC1973

            and what about the shot in the bottom of the fore arm? clearly showing his arms were raised… the shot in the head was probably a shot that hit as he was falling towards the ground after taking 5 rounds in the rest of his body

          • Thebabydoc

            “Clearly?” Perhaps you should re-watch the “press conference” held by Browns Family’s Lawyer(s) and the 2 ME’s…they (weakly) said that it was a POSSIBILITY that his arms were raised (“because arms can move in so many positions.”) In FACT, three of the FOUR shots that hit Brown’s right arm hit the FRONT of his upper arm (biceps). Anyone with a cursory understanding of physics, geometry, and ballistics understands that this fact clearly proves that the arm could NOT have been “raised” when he was shot.

          • AJC1973

            well look at the autopsy picture its a clear thing i dont care what they said i look at the forensics thats whats important so which do you want to go with?

            him being shot in the bottom of his fore arm he was either hands up shot from the front or hands down shot in the back

            or he is stretch armstrong and we can bend his arm to an unnatural position or we have a magic bullet theory where the bullet flew past him, then backtracked through his arm

          • David Hannum

            So you are a forensics expert? Did they allow you to review all of the information they collected? The medical examiner that was HIRED BY THE FAMILY himself admits that the injury could have come from the front or back – but in your ‘expert’ analysis, you know for a fact it was from behind. Guess you better schedule a news conference.

          • AJC1973

            are you a forensics expert? if i said yes would you believe me?

            the officers story is that he charged him with the his arms stretched out not up… to be shot in the fore arm that is parallel to the ground the bullet must have been either a ricochet or magic and flew in a straight line then suddenly under his arm entered at a perpendicular angle.

            newtons laws of motion still apply even in missouri

          • Thebabydoc

            You are either willfully ignorant or simply have not the slightest concept of physics or geometry. “I don’t care what they said,” LMFAO- even the most highly sought-out and HIRED forensics expert in the world? THREE shots hit his upper arm in the front. PERIOD. There is no way to have this happen from the back or with arms raised. There are multiple ways for the single bullet that grazed his forearm to have struck him, and the overwhelming majority of those ways (when considering the placement of the other 3 bullets in his upper arm) support the “bum rush” angle.

          • AJC1973

            so tell me how does a bullet travelling in a straight line hit a perp in the arm at one angle and then if the story you proclaim is true that his forearms were down parallel with the street how did a bullet magically move to a perpendicular angle?

            its either magic, or the officers story is a lie

          • taylortuckey

            I thought they had this on video that shows what happened, this is on video right?

          • James

            They don’t have it on video.

          • Nanette Gray

            LOL..and the three that said he didn’t I would LOVE to see their rap sheet, in fact, at the convenient store their were two other people with him! Ya think? Especially that this took place right after they robbed the convenient store!

          • James

            Two of the witnesses are young women who were on their way to work, completely unrelated to Brown or the liquor store incident.

          • David Hannum

            So, in other words, you only believe the “eyewitness” accounts that fit what you want to believe but dismiss the accounts that don’t fit. Makes sense…..

          • James

            The facts, at this point, don’t support the “charging” theory at all. Not even a little bit EXCEPT for the the one officer’s testimony. There are multiple other factors that suggest otherwise. It is simply a process of logically working through all of the details.

          • AJC1973

            if you cant handle the stresses of being an officer without unloading on anyone you come into contact with you probably shouldnt be one

          • Paul Lee

            He did not unload on Brown. He shot till the threat was neutralized as he is trained to do ! ! If you never been in the situation, you have no clue. Monday morning quarterbacking is easy, a cop has to make life and death decisions in possible two seconds. They hope they make the right one and are able to go home.

          • AJC1973

            i have been in the situation so i do have a clue. and 20 years ago that wasnt the rule… cops do not have exclusive rights to being executioners just because they perceive a threat. anyone at that point could be deemed a threat and anyone could be killed for anything and and any reason, ive come from a long line of law enforcement, and never would a man with his hands up even if he was walking towards the officer been carte blanche reasons to put 6 rounds into him.
            in the 50s we were appalled when civil rights marches were taken down with fire hoses and dogs, now we accept officers saying they felt threatened… and unloading on an individual.. shameful how far we have gone

          • Thebabydoc

            And on what evidence do you assert that he had his “hands up?” All the evidence (including the autopsy and the video in this article) CLEARLY points to Brown rushing the officer.

          • AJC1973

            the autopsy photos

            how else do you explain being shot in the bottom of the forearm either his hands were up and he was shot from the front,

            or his hands were down and he was shot from the back

            since its unlikely he was facing away for only one shot, then his hands were up

          • ProjectThor

            Uhh… if you look at the angle of the hits, troll, it’s possible that his hands were stretched out towards the cop. Like “I’m going to grab you/choke you.” It’s all good though, Holders THIRD examination will prove that the cop was guilty of SOMETHING…even if the information is falsified. Wouldn’t be the first time and won’t be the last.

          • Ryan Shick

            I guess all people run with their hands down at their sides? I don’t know about you, but I run with my arms pumping, as does most of the human race. But then again, I suppose you’ll say that the entry wounds on his chest that go from FRONT TO BACK, are from him trying to turn around to see his “attacker.” Stop being bigoted. Open your eyes. Even the autopsy done by the people the family chose showed that the kid was facing the officer. Why can’t you believe that a black kid got killed for doing what he did? Just because you want something to be other than what it is, does not make it the truth.

          • AJC1973

            how exaclty am i being bigoted? who am i being bigoted against? wow

            the officers story says that he lunged at him with his arms out not up… if we go by that story to be shot in the fore arm that is parallel to the ground the bullet must have been either a ricochet or magic and flew in a straight line then suddenly under his arm entered at a perpendicular angle.

            newtons laws of motion still apply even in missouri

          • AJC1973

            this video in this article was hearsay and uncorroborated witness testimony from a video that hasnt been proven was even people on the scene(because youtube movies have never been faked)

            the video you posted on here, was from 2013 and unrelated to the mike brown shooting, i have no idea why you posted it

          • Thebabydoc

            Willful ignorance. Brown’s body lying in the middle of the road and a voice in the background pretty much 100% corroborating the officer’s story. You’re right. That’s hearsay. I’d probably rather go with his partner in crime’s version, yeah the same one for which he’s being charged for giving a false report to the police.

          • AJC1973

            you know a week ago you could play this ignorance but now that more and more stories come out there are plenty of different stories thats why you tube videos do not usually make it to court… even if they do agree with the officers story…

            evidence no hearsay is what is allowed in courts

          • thats me

            so you are the only person who saw video where he had his hands up in the air, funny no one else saw it.

          • AJC1973

            define no one else… because cnn just had several people on tv that said exactly that… guess “no one else” means something different where you come from

          • MyOwnPerson

            comments in here and none are realistic or logical. Get over your anger. The media are the ones who pit the races against each other, and people like you fall right into it. WHY do they have to say White cop shots Black youth? Or Black man rapes WHITE woman? Would it be better if a white man raped her? Or if a Black cop shot the youth? Oh, and why should I care if the person is gay either, I read a headline the other day “Gay Teen faces charges” What does their sexual preference have to do with the story? The media just wants to stir up a good story. Terrible things happen everyday. The media tries to turn it racial and then Old Al and Jessie jump on the train to fan the flames. People need to stand up to the press and not let them pit us against each other already. I also believe that this is a clear case of a teen having no respect for the law or authority, had he just got his butt out of the street when asked the first time, he would be alive and dealing with charges of robbery instead.

          • Betty Meyers

            Yesss!

          • AJC1973

            anger? this actually happens more to white cop on white perp you can check the videos of it online… this is a great opportunity for police brutality to finally be addressed. you can find the videos if you bother to look, you can say its my anger, i say its justice against a state that doesnt police the police and they get away with murdering people all the time, and its justified because they police themselves

          • tammy

            If you believe his high friend who was with him when they robbed the store. There are too many who are coming out and saying the guy had turned and was charging toward the cop with his 300# body in full force. He was not surrendering, but was attacking the cop

          • AJC1973

            and a week later we have plenty who say that he didn’t charge him, its so nice that you get to pick which ones are believable and which ones are not…

            half the state of Colorado is high right now does that make them bad people?

          • tammy

            They didn’t rob a store and assault the owner. That makes him a bad guy and someone caused the gun go off in the car. I will await the facts before I make up my mind

          • Betty Meyers

            I for one was not appalled when civil rights RIOTING was taken down with fire hoses and dogs. That would be civil rights marches that got out of control. The black panthers are not a new organization.

          • AJC1973

            oh so the black panthers an orginaztion that was founded in 1966 was around in the 50s when civil rights marches (not riots this stuff is on video you cant make up your own version of history) were taken down with dogs and fire hoses??

          • Thebabydoc
          • rrchesnutt

            Very True.

          • James

            “They hope they make the right [decision] and are able to go home.” I guess your in the mind of all cops. The police I see lately have a mentality of a totalitarian system. They think their job is to keep their subjects in line. Their job is to protect and serve only and the mentality in the police force is becoming criminal and barbaric.

            They should not interfere in many cases they are sticking their noses in due to departmental rules and procedures, but should only interfere under dyar consequences. Their job is not to harass, abduct and torture, as is too often becoming the case. This police state that America is becoming needs to be reevaluated in a manner that makes the brutal actions and departmental tactics of police a top priority.

            The budget and force should be cut back to 1980 levels. All military grade hardware should be relinquished. If this happens, the population will see that communities have the capability to take care of themselves and the police will not have to be relied upon as frequently.

            Our freedoms are being taken daily and the police are its driving force.

          • Thebabydoc

            https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=670841776267356
            So much for that theory. This was a highly respected and decorated officer. His only crime is being white in St. Louis.

          • AJC1973

            wow cant even post without profanity awesome and what does this video from 2013 prove?

          • rrchesnutt

            You are an idiot, he had already been in a fight with the kid, and the kid came back for more. And he got more, Lead.

          • AJC1973

            thats not been corroborated by the evidence in fact that tidbit came out 2 days after this… i find that interesting dont you?

          • tammy

            I think in this situation, anyone would be stressed. If you are not, you are not human. Fighting with a cop and trying to take his gun, should get you shot.

          • AJC1973

            not all the witnesses say he fought with the officer or tried to take his gun… does that change your opinion?

          • tammy

            No, because there is no proof on either side. I will wait until the investigation is done and the facts are out, before I make up my mind. Most every thing I have heard is “they say” “they saw” “I know a guy”. The only eye witness I heard was the guy who did not know he was being recorded told his neighbor, the kid had turned and was rushing at the cop like a bull. He said the cop shot and he just kept coming. He shot and shot and he kept coming until the last shot that stopped him and he fell in the street. That is exactly what the cops friend said. I still will await to convict anyone until the facts are in. But from right now, it looks like the big guy had just robbed a store, assaulted the owner, and attacked a cop. The only witness that says different is the guy who was with him, and participated and was high as was Brown

          • DiDiRock

            Are you a cop?

          • AJC1973

            not at the moment but i have have been a police officer in my life…

            does that matter to you?

          • Betty Meyers

            Well I think if he unloaded on anyone he came in contact with he wouldn’t have had an unblemished record, and his gun would have been fired in the line of duty prior to this shooting, and there probably would have been lots of black and white civilians killed. I’m guessing he came in contact with lots of people before this one.

          • AJC1973

            your guessing…

          • ThominSC

            The officer had already been attacked once by Brown. How many times will you allow someone to physically attack you before you defend yourself?

          • rrchesnutt

            very true

          • pintorider

            Somebody else posted it’s too bad the officer didn’t have a “body cam.” Lots of police departments have that kind of equipment. That would have clarified matters somewhat.

          • cdl

            Agreed. When your life is being threatened and someone is coming after you regardless of race you are gna shot. The officer didn’t know if this man was under the influence of PvP which makes ppl stronger than they are, or whether or not he had a gun in his waste band.

          • Joe Muzila

            how many white people resist? and if they do, they get treated the same.

          • AJC1973

            seriously? resist the police and its a death sentence, no trial, no verdict. death by cop… brilliant why dont we just burn the constitution. If we arent going to insist everyone gets their rights followed then why do we even try..

          • thats me

            After reading this sentence and then reading the one where you stated “ive come from a long line of law enforcement” certainly does not sound like it.

          • David Hannum

            Plus, what does coming from a long line of law enforcement matter? If you yourself aren’t a cop, then you have no say. I come from a long line of military service – does that mean I know what its like to be in combat? Of course not. Likewise, if he were from a long line of law enforcement, he would understand what they go through and the almost daily threats to their lives.

          • AJC1973

            what does someone who come from a long line of law enforcement sound like?

          • ProfessionalLaw

            Yes and no…White people who punch police and jeopardize the safety and life of a police officer who die must have deserved it. Nobody really deserves to die, but white, black, Hispanic, etc should never punch the police.

          • ElvisX

            Honestly if this guy was white we wouldn’t even have heard about it outside of Ferguson. That is the truth.
            This would be a foot note on a local news story the night it happened. The only people who would have cared would be family and friends of he dead teen (I refuse to say victim because until all of the facts are in I’m not sure who that is…the teen or the cop).
            I refuse to take part in any lynching verbal or otherwise.

          • rrchesnutt

            If you attack a cop you better be ready to die. You think it is alright to get beat up and maybe disabled like the man that was beat by some stinking thugs at a football game? No!! They carry guns to protect themselves from a thug and he did. The kid had already beat him up pretty bad so he got what he asked for.

          • James

            They carry guns to protect the community, not themselves. Indeed, the only reason police exist is as a service to society, to include African Americans. Also, I don’t know what football game you are referring to. But I can point to dozens, if not hundreds more examples of police brutality than you can point to cops being beaten up. So don’t try to play that game.

          • tammy

            If they rob, steal, bully and attack the cops, they should be shot if they continue to be a danger. Attacking a cop, trying to take his gun, and then charging at the cop like a mad bull, should get you shot, no matter what color you are. Color has nothing to do with it.

          • pnship123@gmail.com

            If the victim was white, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. It would be accepted that he died of gunshots due to his actions.

          • cdl

            If you look at the shots, he wasn’t shot to die. That’s where they are trained to shot to stop someone who is coming after them

          • Rob

            Correction: You FEEL that this is what happened. Feelings arent facts. Start using your brain to think and you’ll come to some very different conclusions here.

          • taylortuckey

            I do not see it that way, not even the slightest.

          • Guest

            You are an idiot

          • Ingrid Echard

            Jill, do you live in a civilized society?

          • Robert

            I agree with you Drew. We should always act with decency.

          • Veteran

            you have to maintain crime scene integrity until after the coroner is fnished, until then nothing is touched or altered, covering the body is tampering with the crime scene.

          • Ray Luka

            they did

          • DiDiRock

            YOu can’t disturb the body until CSI, or whatever the particular city calls them, get to the scene and process it. Let us not make a bad situation worse by citing issues that really don’t exist.

          • JQuinn

            Standard policy where Drew? Its a crime scene!!! You don’t add ANYTHING to a crime scene until its been photographed and documented by crime scene investigators. You comments are false!!!

          • Lucy Farrah DeMonique

            If you actually viewed the video through to its grim & bitter end, you would see that they did put a sheet over him.

          • Betty Meyers

            It’s standard policy to touch NOTHING until the death is investigated. I can only imagine what you’d be saying if the body had been covered up.

        • Scott C

          Yes, death is the answer. You’re an idiot. Does your mother know how stupid you are?

        • Phyllis Abdur-Rashed

          @Tyler Durden You Fuc##n idiot most of the people who witnessed the shooting were not high on drugs and robbing stores. Most of the people were law abiding citizens just like the ones who live in your neighborhood. #dumbass

        • Robert

          Tyler we do know what he did and forensics is beginning to draw the picture but the toxicology report won’t be back for several days and up to 2 weeks. Let’s not judge either way but wailing for all the information.

        • https://www.facebook.com/sumumba.neely Sumumba Sobukwe

          yea but it NEVER happens to the biggest drug users (white folks in the burbs) nor wall street bankers and corporations who rob the rest of us…

      • IUfan37

        they can’t move the body until the coroner arrives. What they should have done is move the police cars around the body to shield it.

        • aberqueen

          EXACTLY!!!

          • Cody

            First of all, I doubt they could have gotten enough LE cars to completely block the body from view. And second if Michael did rush the officer from his car you have to keep the perimeter beyond the all points of contact which means you would have to get enough cars to block along that whole street. Which would be a waste of LE personnel and equipment. Besides its peoples right to see what is going on around them whether thats a shooting of a criminal or a gang murder. You can’t stop the public from seeing things.

          • Vickie Goff

            Cody, I disagree with the it’s peoples right to know what is going on.People will know what is going on by the Police Departments Press Statements.

          • Margie

            Just a few weeks ago I arrived at an awful auto accident scene. The body was not covered, I clearly looked the deceased in the eyes. But, no ambulance had arrived on scene and those there before me had nothing to cover the body. This was an innocent white man and I’ve heard nothing about it from anyone.

      • ATrober

        They had to get the facts and info on the scene before removing the body.

        • aberqueen

          Getting facts doesn’t preclude showing compassion.

          I GUARANTEE if it was a predominantly white community, the crime scene would have been handled differently. The people in that community would not expect to have a bloody corpse left in the street, view unimpeded.

          I think you know that.

          • Kat

            How can you GUARANTEE that? Are you an expert or do you have first-hand experience with how crime scenes that include dead victims are handled across the country? I’d love to see or hear your source material for the bold assumption that crime scenes with dead victims are handled fundamentally differently depending on the predominate racial makeup of the community.

          • ColdHardReality

            At 2pm in the afternoon white people would be at work

          • aberqueen

            Yup there are there are no retirees or homemakers at home with their kids ON SUMMER BREAK in the white community.

            Oh yeah- there are no unemployed or disabled people there either. Or perhaps, there aren’t teachers or school staff who have the summer off.

            You might wanna rethink that one…

          • Kat

            So… while I think your original statement that the dead person would be treated differently in a “white” community is unfounded, I’m pretty disturbed by the racist remarks of those who agree with me on that point. I happen to be a black homemaker on summer break with my kids and a person who would “take [my] children inside and not let them stare [at a] tragic sight, and not stand there and assume what happened and work ourselves into a frenzy.” I’m not at work at 2 pm and neither is my employed, LE husband.

            You guys might wanna rethink that one…

          • Del Herring

            Exactly

          • ColdHardReality

            Show me a white community that has a local 300lb 18yr old that robs a local store and then assaults a BLACK cop and then allows their children to view the body in the streets while blaming the BLACK cop for shooting the criminal.
            Whats that? Yeah – good luck finding that one sweety

          • Margie

            and it’s really time for black people to realize that American laws apply to everyone, not just white folks…

          • Kat

            Wow. That’s a pretty wide brush stroke there, Margie.

          • Gary-Jean Clark

            A lot would’ve been different…

          • Becky Placker-Rogers

            In a white community we would take our children inside and not let them stare and a tragic sight, and not stand there and assume what happened and work ourselves into a frenzy till we felt like tearing up our city.

          • Joshua Davis

            I am sure a white community is no more or it would be viewed as racist. However I believe we have neighborhoods that can be described like wage classes. Like upper, lower and middle class.The way you used it just feeds racism. I would agree that in a self respecting neighborhood, regardless of class, what you said would have happened. As the bottom line of what our kids are or are not exposed to for long periods of time is a parents responsibility. If we as parents allow our kids out and about, unsupervised then we also agree to everything they see, as we have no control over it. It is apart of life and anything at anytime can happen in our lives. For those who were adults out there with their children, then shame on them for allowing children to be exposed long term to such an incident out of their own curiosity. Like JFK said, don’t ask what your country can do for you, instead ask what you can do for your country. We all know if we had a better, trustworthy government, we would be so past racism that we as a people without race interjection, we would be further advanced as a complete culture and example to the world. No matter of color we have a huge amount of American citizens who always believe what they see and hear without regard to the fact we all know what we might see or might hear may not always be reality when verified with other people. If we as a human race could be 100% honest with ourselves then we would come to the conclusion we are all ignorant in some form or fashion and at the same time, intelligent in others. Don’t judge a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes and treat others the way you expect to be treated are 2 perfect statements that if we could all define ourselves by, then their would be no evil. So we also know there will always be evil. Lets not make it easier for the true evil amongst us to supersede the good we wish to bring. otherwise evil will win.

          • Max Wright

            First of all, other video from the scene shows the cops holding up tarps to block people’s view. This video was clearly shot before they had a chance to cover it up.

            It’s not like they just left it there forever, rotting in the street. And its not like a tarp or sheet is going to magically appear as soon as someone falls dead.

            This is the real world we are in. Sometimes it takes a minute to cover a body.

          • Jackie

            Because the victim died, it is very likely that the police department had to wait for a *different* law enforcement agency to come assess the scene..

          • Margie

            Thank you!

          • ATrober

            Agreed concerning compassion. But, in the proper order:

            #1. The cop that had to put this guy down.

            #2. The local merchant who was stiff armed robbed

            #3. The kids parents who should’ve known how to rear a kid better than he obviously was.

            #4. The taxpayers getting stuck with what is already proven to be a street full of liars how he was shot.

            #5. The idiots who believe the liars, and the scum like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, etc. down there to throw more fuel on the fire.

            #6. The voters who keep voting themselves into the predicament they’re in.

            and the list goes on.

            LAST, an 18-year old who’s now an adult and legally responsible for his behavior, Michael Brown.

            As for the cops treating them differently, the SHOULD. Just look at the reaction alone, lying witnesses, looting, fools welcoming more fools like Jackson and Sharpton, and punks who take on cops high on drugs (found in his blood in the autopsy).

          • James

            ATrober, you say “The cop that had to put this guy down” as if this teenager was a dog taken out back and shot in the head because he had rabies. I feel like you would benefit from a reminder that you are actually talking about a human life.

          • ATrober

            Go look at the videos yourself.

            Brown robbed a store minutes before, strong-handing and even charging the store owner.

            The kid was high, autopsy already proves that.

            A street full of liars. Not even once was Brown shot from behind. Not even once powder burns on him given the other “witnesses” saying “point blank”, “execution style, etc.”

            FACT: the kid was a thug thinking he was hot stuff and bit off more than he can chew.

            Brown charged the cop, just like he did minutes before in the store. NOT A SINGLE “WITNESS” STORY SUPPORTED IN THE AUTOPSY AND THE INVESTIGATION HASN’T EVEN BEGUN.

          • James

            He had THC in his system, meaning he smoked marijuana within the last 40 or so days. It does not mean he was high. He stole a pack of cigarettes. And I saw the videos. Thank you.

            By the way, when you write “FACT:” and then put down your opinion on something, it reveals a lot about who you are. For example, you don’t realize that a categorical comment like “he was a thug” is not actually a fact, but a slang term that only some people use to describe the victim. Also, to say that the entire street was lying — well, I don’t know what to say about that. I guess I am more curious as to why you think they would all lie simultaneously, with the exact same story, when they had nothing personal to gain by it? Let me ask you ATrober — do you think they are all liars because they are black? Go on, you can say so. This is Glenn Beck’s website after all — everyone here is of a like mind.

            Lastly, the Autopsy confirms only that Brown was killed while facing the policeman and at a significant distance, both from the gun, and from the officer’s cruiser. Both the police officer and the witnesses said that Brown went off running. So, we know that he ran, and at some point turned around, while being pursued by the officer. Then he was shot multiple times. That is what we know.

      • King Yang

        I’ve been watching the news and I’m pretty sure the only thing desecrating the community is, well, the community. -_-‘ *shrugs*

        • Margie

          Agreed!

      • reba tenery

        If they cover the body is could later be called disturbing the scene or tampering with evidence. When the officer involved is cleared of wrongdoing they will try to come back on him and say they things were changed when the body was covered.

      • americaintoilet

        I am sure these children see this quite a bit considering these children live in ghettos fatherless and act like thugs from the moment they can walk and talk , this degenerate lifestyle that’s being promoted and excused by our dear leaders is just another attempt to destroy any integrity or rule of law

        • aberqueen

          Oh, so it’s ok for them to see it yet again? Cold blooded!!!

          • maryjane

            There parents brought them out night after night. That is abuse. Probably 10 times more likely minimum to be shot by criminal

          • ColdHardReality

            How can they see it if they are in SCHOOL – or kept in the house by their PARENTS

          • aberqueen

            Hello- it’s summertime….

          • ColdHardReality

            So you let your kids stay outside after you hear GUNSHOTS – let me guess – you dont have kids? lol Or better yet – you let them roam the streets where dead bodies are in plain view? Hello McFly????

          • Margie

            Schools are still on summer break, so kids are free to be wherever their parents want them to be.

          • ColdHardReality

            So you are saying black parents want their school age children in visual range of dead bodies laying in the street? Did you sniff too much glue today? More than usual?

          • Becky Placker-Rogers

            It is up to the Parents to make the kids go inside and not let them see and hear all that is going on…it`s a crime scene.

        • James

          Thanks for revealing your racism. It reminds me so potently that I am arguing the side of justice and tolerance, and you the side of hate and ignorance.

      • steve

        shhh lol like this is the only time they see a black dude dead blacks kill blacks all the time thats not a big deal but a cop killing a black dude awwww it’s racist issue wheres Al n Jessie awww lets riot n burn our own neighborhood then cry because they live in the ghetto with crime and burned out buildings again its friggin stupid ghetto rats not taking the responsibilities for their own actions

      • joeb104

        Cry me a river you fn obozo lover.

        • aberqueen

          IDIOT- I don’t support Obama AT ALL!!! Prejudiced much?!

          • joeb104

            Read between the lines moron.

      • maryjane

        They sure could have covered him. However, why are the parents out there teaching their children what night after night. Poor parenting. Those kids need to worry a lot more about being killed by young black criminals. WAY MORE

        • ColdHardReality

          Truth – 1 in 3 black males will go to prison sometime in their lifetime

          • Margie

            So true. But, blacks have every opportunity that whites do. Right now in America, they probably have more than whites.

      • Scott C

        ..and then to top it off , a nurse was denied access to Brown to administer CPR.

        • Its me, Bruce

          He was dead.

          • Scott C

            That wasn’t known by the nurse nor you. It’s her duty (and ALL officers) to at least try or call for an ambulance…at least that’s what happens in normal parts of the US.

        • skjohn

          With two bullet holes in the head, I don’t think CPR would have helped much

          • Scott C

            That wasn’t known by the nurse. It’s her duty (and ALL officers) to at least try or call for an ambulance…at least that’s what happens in normal parts of the US.

      • Robert

        Good parents don’t have there kids out there and shelter them.

      • linb0315

        Yes, it’s sad but people need to realize this kid was not an angel – he was trouble – just like Trayvon Martin. Death is never pretty and this kid had just robbed a convenience store and pushed the clerk. He was a big bully! They need to learn to respect police.

        • AJC1973

          and bullies deserve to be shot 6 times… i thought that was the liberal mantra good to see neocons getting in on that too

          • Rachel Lee

            And cops don’t have the right to defend their own lives? Let the evidence come out before you buy into the poor victim line.

          • AJC1973

            against an unarmed man in the middle of the street?

            how bout you let the evidence come out before you buy into the police was the victim line.

            you know the supreme court ruled that a person has a right to defend themselves against unlawful arrest as much as the police have this amazing and in some peoples eyes absolute right to protection, all they have to be is feel threatened…

            Its like on south park where ned and jimbo just have to declare the animals are charging right at them “there coming right for us ned” before they turn a deer into dog food… the cops just have to say omg hes coming right for them before they unload

            mike brown had rights period

      • Debbie Hillman

        Parents should have gotten kids outof there with shooting going on. How neglectful were they to their kids??

        • AJC1973

          you really should listen to yourself speak…

      • Veteran

        Like the kids in Iraq and what they see all the time huh?

      • Rob

        Once people starting looting and making threats to the police they could not BY LAW remove the body because that would put support personnel such as the medical examiner in danger.

        If you want to blame someone for this tragedy blame the community as well as Brown and his lying partner in crime who spread the story that he was shot in the back.

      • jube8

        Why would children have to witness it at that time of night? The scene should not be touched until the investigation team does their thing. Why add emotional crap to these posts?

      • Ray Luka

        Well if they moved the body quickly, A cover up conspiracy would be the next bs thing you’d hear.

      • thats me

        Not familiar with contaminating the scene are you? Try not to blame the police and worry more why are the parents letting their children look a this.

      • mahone

        Until the crime scene techs are through investigating, they cannot move the body. And if they did you can just imagine the charge that they were staging the scene or hiding evidence.

      • Michelle Cornell

        First off, in a police shooting things don’t happen quickly. They have to do their investigation. The guy was dead…the body needed to be examined….pics needed to be taken..ect…

      • pnship123@gmail.com

        It was a crime scene, any decent person would remove their children from the scene of the crime. Any time there is a shooting death the crime scene must be worked, he body lay where it fell to allow this process, yes it is raw, but It is how we calculate the crime scene, nothing happened different here than any other crime scene.

        • James

          Which is exactly why the rules, regulations, and procedures used by today’s totalitarian police system needs extreme reevaluation.

          This never would have happened if police budgets and force were cut down to 1980 levels. The fact is that the police now have too much power and it’s going to their heads. They have such a dangerous job because they are everywhere, looking for everything, and if they can’t find it they cause trouble to make something happen to fulfill quotas for federal grant money so they can get more hardware.

          If the people allow this to continue, the force will get bigger, the hardware will become more extreme, and our freedom will continue to diminish. Our government is becoming a totalitarian system with an outcome that borders on complete control. Please take a step back and reevaluate your thinking. Don’t let our precious freedoms become a thing of the past because of police rules, guidelines and procedures.

      • Betty Meyers

        Imagine the children witnessing the reaction of the black thugs who are doing the rioting? Imagine what they are learning from that?

  • BlueMN

    Also heard in the video: “They shot him some more while he was on the ground.” “Said he had his hands up and everything and they still shot him.”

    Not seen in the video: any type of weapon the victim was about to use that would justify this murder.

    • Michael Rice

      Yeah, because you can see every inch of the street….not. Maybe, it is underneath him. Maybe, here is an idea, they picked it up. Nothing like a loaded weapon lying around in that mess.

    • Joe Momma

      When a 300 lb man is charging you he doesn’t have to have a weapon for you to fear for your safety.

      • AJC1973

        You see a dead guy on the ground whwt evidence do you have of him charging.. other than pure speculation

        • mceltix2000

          We have the police officer’s description of the events. (And no, I don’t trust a bunch of foul-mouthed idiots ‘fru da huud’ to be honest…)

          • AJC1973

            Oh ok so you are a racist.. at least you’re honest.

          • Michael Schatz

            If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it must be a duck!!

          • AJC1973

            Ok… you’re a racist duck

          • WillyPiam

            HE PULLED THE RACE CARD!! Tell us how that is racist. He’s just stating fact as heard in the video. There is nothing at this point but the officers account. I wouldn’t call the people in the video idiots, but their comments are ignorant in that they are accusing the cops of killing him without knowing anything that happened prior to the shooting. Color has nothing to do with it.

          • AJC1973

            ‘fru da huud’

            or did you miss that part?

            he has obvious disdain for these people since most people ‘fru da huud’ are one color over others what do you think the op was focusing on?

            would it make it better if he was just bigoted on poor people? or is hate hate?

        • Joe Momma

          You’re not too bright, are you? Shouldn’t surprise me given your view point. I’ll humor you, however. YOU ARE COMMENTING ON A STORY THAT IS ACCOMPANIED BY A VIDEO. IN THAT VIDEO VOICES CAN BE HEARD. ONE OF THOSE VOICES IS A WITNESS STATING THAT ” The police kept dumpin on him, and I’m thinking the police kept missing – he like – be like – but he kept coming toward him”. It’s no wonder you people who blame the police all support him with no facts. You’re all stupid. I’ll take that witnesses account and the cops account over that of Browns strong arm robbery accomplice with his “snitches get stitches” mentality, all day, every day.

          • AJC1973

            Wow the name calling usually only happens this fast at msnbc by the dimwitted progressives. . Glad to see their neocon counterparts are just as quick to employ alinsky’s tactics.

            Because uncorroborated witnesses on an internet video is slways golden truth.. and never has a youtube ever been faked…

            Come on sheep I got some ufo videos for you to watch too…oh and look there’s jesus in that waffle its a miracle

          • Joe Momma

            When the “uncorroborated witnesses” are just chatting amongst themselves it has a bit of credibility. Funny thing is that you want to discredit them but follow the word of the witnesses that have already been discredited by the autopsy commissioned by the deceased’s family. And when you accuse me “speculation” on the page about the story of another eyewitness account accompanied by audio, yes, the name calling comes quick, you moron. While you may not trust the validity, there is no speculation happening here. The name calling is justified.

          • AJC1973

            it has no credibility i dont know if those people were in fergeson or los angeles?

            you never saw a faked video?, take the audio out put new audio in… it wouldnt be the first time a faked video had been used or did you miss the edited videos at msnbc a few years ago?

          • AJC1973

            yes name calling comes quick with the dull and dimwitted… which are you?

        • overit

          Well, we now have the autopsy report stating he was not shot from behind or that he had his hands up. Of course, the feds now have to get their “own” autopsy completed so they can change it to fit their agenda (which, in my opinion) is to drive us further apart. We have never been this racially divided since the 60s (well, maybe Rodney King…).

          • AJC1973

            I think you should look at those pictures one more time.. those arm shots are consistent with his arms being up…

          • Its me, Bruce

            Really? Raise your hands in front of you, as if you were reaching to grab hold of someone. Note the area of your arms now exposed to gun fire.

          • AJC1973

            raise your hands like its a touchdown… not as if you were grabbing someone… are you even watching the news?

          • Its me, Bruce

            Did you miss my point entirely? Yes, I am watching the news.

          • AJC1973

            your point isn’t based on reality, he wasn’t reaching out, he had his hands up… and the shots were consistent with that

          • Its me, Bruce

            OHHH! I’m sorry… I didn’t realize you were there! Reality check… they are also consistent with arms raised in an offensive position… c’mon, you can’t see that? Or you do not want to…

          • AJC1973

            “offensive position” could you please describe that?

            and how if the hands were not up. that he got shot in both the under part of the forearm and the bicep at the same time?

          • Its me, Bruce

            sigh… walk to your mirror. Raise your hands in surrender (above your head). If you were a shooter (cop or otherwise) would you shoot at raised arms? Now, reach towards your reflection (offensive position). If you were a shooter (cop or otherwise), with a lick of sense, you would be targeting center mass… arms (forearms, biceps, whatever) in the way would get hit, first.

          • AJC1973

            http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/7a5e4010b1a40d81c3ecddb5d0d154b62c991536/c=207-0-4800-3453&r=x513&c=680×510/local/-/media/KSDK/KSDK/2014/08/15/1408100282019-453618488-10.jpg

            http://www.glennbeck.com/publish/uploads/2014/08/michael-brown-autopsy-e1408331982605.jpg

            reaching towards your reflection he wouldnt be shot in the lower part of the fore arm unless we have a magic bullet that went down and around and back up through the bottom of the arm…

            do we have another magic bullet situation?

          • Its me, Bruce

            Let’s agree to disagree… I’m tired of chasing replies. If you can’t or won’t see that this was a dynamic situation and 3 shots fired can and would hit 3 locations in arms raised mid body, rather than above the head, so be it.

          • AJC1973

            i agree that you will disagree no matter what the evidence points to..

          • AJC1973

            you want to say he had his hands down and in a threatening manner if thats the case how did he get shot under the forearm? think it through…

          • Its me, Bruce

            I never said his arms were down. You didn’t go to your mirror, did you?

          • AJC1973

            oh im sorry i assumed when you said to walk to a mirror it was in front of me,,, if i reached towards the mirror my fore arm would be facing down… and not able to be shot… unless either we had a magic bullet.. or the mirror is in a different position maybe above me… or below if thats the case then he shot him from behind…

            you didnt think it through did you?

      • Michael Schatz

        I agree Joe. If I had a 300 lb. POS coming at me I would shoot ,gun or no gun. And I would not try to wound him. Shoot to kill.

        • Joe Momma

          This case right here demonstrates that you shoot to kill. This punk was shot while the cop was in the car and wasn’t slowed down one bit.

    • disqus_IWSbGmNeLF

      It doesn’t look like he fell forward with his hands up. They are by his side as if he fell while moving forward. Someone else said he was shot while he was running away, but the autopsy report has discounted that ‘eyewitness’ account too.

  • Tara Orlando

    So sad that we have to read a transcript to understand what was said. What has happened in our schools and communities? Why does looting and violence replace peaceful protest? Alveda King … please go preach your uncle’s philosophy.

    • Shawn Walsh

      easy answer. they dont go to school and they arent a member of our community. they wish to be in their own community and this is their result.

    • Shubacca

      Black People….

      • Lucas Jackson

        That’s a worthless comment. Why don’t you say what you really mean?

        • Gilchrist

          Pretty sure he did.

      • Tara Orlando

        I know plenty of white kids who are the same….

    • aleksthegreat

      The looting is being focused on but isn’t the majority of the protest. All white people want to focus on is the theft. That pretty much describes white America’s attitude toward the black community. 99% of them can sit around and have conversations and bbq and clean up but you people focus on the opportunists stealing things because it fits your narrative.

      • Marcus Criswell

        Aleks you need to cool it with the racist crap. We get it, youre black and think youre better thsn everyone. Hard truth of fact, youre not better than anyone. Youre picking a fight because you want this to be a racist incident when it wasnt. As for your numbers, dont start spewing anything until you graduate high school.

        I got a cousin whose black and id give me life for the guy. You need to take a step back and learn that NOT ALL whites are racist. The one playing the racist card like youre doing, are the REAL racist.

        • Margie

          Thank you Marcus!

      • Disco Obama

        Blacks are racist.

        • aberqueen

          All blacks huh?

          • Jarin Jorgensen

            And we have the devils advocate in our midst.
            No not every single “black” person in America today is racist. We all know how well generalizing works out on the micro scale of sociology. It doesn’t, but it is safe to say that there is an underlying tension between “black” and “white” Americans and it’s been that way for too many years.
            Statistically, African Americans are at a disadvantage do to too many variables (not one is caused by racism in modern America) and geographical locations. Yes there is an underlying issue here well beyond an incident of “swift justice” and too many people are focusing on the obvious. White cop shoots a black man.

            My firearm doesn’t discriminate. You come charging at me like that and you have better chances in vegas because I will not hesitate to unload every damn one of my rounds into your body until your trajectory goes from horizontal to vertical

      • Brian Andrews

        Lol. Keep quoting your daddy Al Sharpton. Don’t act like he’s all innocent when he just robbed a store. And another thing. These looters are coming from neighboring Towns to steal stuff. They were just waiting for an opportunity to do so. Get your head out of your azz. And you can take that ‘you people’and stick it where the sun don’t shine you racist piece of garbage.

      • ColdHardReality

        LMFAO – another head in the sand pundit – 48% of black males drop out of high school – 1 in 3 black males will go to prison in their lifetime and 52% of homicides in America are carried out by blacks — blacks make up just 14% of the population — facts paint a pretty clear picture of a lack of culture -

        • James

          Lack of culture or lack of opportunity? Maybe those stats point to outright discrimination by racist folks like you? I wish you racists would post from your real names. It’s always so disappointing that you all hide behind the cowardly veil of the internet.

          • Rachel Lee

            Yes, lack of culture. The culture of people in the 60s scored amazing victories with civil rights for people of color. Now they call successful African Americans “Uncle Tom,” and glorify the gangs of criminals. Lack of opportunity? Really? They have priority status entry into many college programs, they get plenty of financial aid, they get priority status in government jobs and many other jobs, so lack of opportunity?

          • ColdHardReality

            If such were the case wouldn’t ALL blacks be limited by such a lack of opportunity? Now I am a racist? LMFAO – the sad thing about current day blacks living on the dem’s plantation is they see those who speak the truth as the “racists” when its the other way around. When was the last time you heard the GOP playing the race card? Yet DAILY the dems play the divide and conquer game with feeble minded sheep like you who just cry when the cold hard facts hit their face. Dozens of black youth are killed in gang violence every weekend across the US – how many times have “black leaders” called a press conference to discuss steps to curb the violence? In that same time frame how many press meetings have they held when their was a WHITE or deemed WHITE shooter of a black youth? Race is very much an issue for racists – dem’s and their puppet “black leaders” race bait everything into garbage. When people choose to see RACE before anything else they should be made aware they are infact the racists — when all the talk revolves around “US” “We” “our people” — you are drawing a line in the sand and alienating everyone else — current black culture is a sad shadow of what it once was – courtesy of dem’s and their assault on the black family — liberals run the schools dont they? Black males have around a 48% pass rate — Liberals run the law system right? 1 in 3 black males will go to prison — Liberals run the social programs dont they? Record number of black familes out of work and on public assistance — is there not a BLACK liberal in the highest office in the land? The black community sinks to its lowest depths in recorded history —- Whereas I see character, virtue and potential – liberals feed black youths learned helplessness, tell them they are forever the underdogs, to just give up and take uncle sams help rather than seek a solid working lifestyle. Interestingly enough — the Dem’s roots are in the KKK. I am very much a proud conservative veteran who would proudly serve my country if called again – Race to me is nothing but an excuse – those who use it the most I find to be the weakest of beings. Is that why your so focused on it? Are you THAT weak?

          • James

            The GOP constantly plays the race card, they just do it in code. It is well known in policy circles (yes, I happen to be versed in policy circles) that over 90% of the time that Republicans say the word “Thug” it is in reference to a black man. It is like a code that conservatives use, so they don’t have to say black man, and thus be subject to explicit charges of racism, but it has the same effect. Find an example in media of a conservative referring to a white man as a thug? You won’t. And then there is conservative redistricting laws which aim to segregate white neighborhoods from black neighborhoods in voting. Democrats favor impartial zoning policies. And voter ID laws — many disenfranchised African Americans don’t even have identification, not to mention the stigma of having a white cop or polling worker asking for you ID at the polls is more akin to a dictatorship than a democracy. Would you like me to go on? Regressive tax policies that allow the overwhelming white rich to pay lower taxes than the poor blacks. How about police brutality? How about random police checks, as in NYC? How about minor drug enforcement laws, such as felony charges for marijuana possession. Literally in every single example I just cited, Republicans play the race card with their white constituents by referring to “thugs” as the enemy. But those policies overwhelmingly hurt blacks, even when whites commit transgressions in just as high amounts. Did you know in Fergusson that whites are more often found to carry contraband, yet blacks are pulled over more per capita? Race card, again. So don’t bother to say that liberals are the true racists. That is nonsense and non one, especially not African Americans, believe that. Owe up to your position as the ignorant political entity.

      • Margie

        I would say the looting was a very big thing to those who owned the businesses they worked to build. And your comments are what make Americans have an attitude toward the black community. There is much more different betwn the black community and the whites – a world of difference: values, honesty, ambition and a goal. I must say though, I do admire the ever present, closeness of the black family.

        • Its me, Bruce

          um… families are intended to have a mom and a dad. The dad is missing from far too many black families, sadly.

    • ATrober

      It’s called “Progressive Education”

    • bill

      the transcript is there because the conversation is in the background, if it hadn’t been there I would have missed it

    • ColdHardReality

      48% of black males drop out of highschool – they are also 6 times more likely to end up in prison than whites – interestingly enough blacks are now a small minority being overtaken by hispanics – Hispanics are half as likely to end up in prison vs blacks. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/09/06/incarceration-gap-between-whites-and-blacks-widens/
      Even though hispanic numbers rival blacks in population they are not experiencing the rampant violence black neighborhoods face from their own.

  • Jeannie

    All I see is a dead young man on the ground. This is horrific!

    • Enonumus

      Didn’t bother to listen to the audio obviously, which is the entire point of this video. It’s unfortunate that someone was killed, but the cop had every right and reason to defend himself based on the words from an apparent witness in this video. Would’ve been a lot more horrific in my opinion if a cop was laying there dead, killed by this “upstanding citizen” who had just stolen something from a nearby store and assaulted/threatened the store owner.

      • Jeannie

        I did listen to the audio. Don’t be so quick to make assumptions. I understand the agenda of posting this video for all of us who know nothing about the investigation and know nothing more than the people standing there on the street staring at a dead young man. This whole situation is horrific and made worse by the less-than-stellar handling of it by the police, the agitators coming in and purposely making everyone even angrier and a media with the singular belief that all white people, especially cops, are racists. Regardless of all that, the only thing I see is a dead young man whose body was left exposed for a very long time. At the very least, this is disrespectful to his family, especially so soon after the incident. Whether you agree politically or not with the (decidedly foul-mouthed) people in the video, or his family or the rest of that community, there is a dead 18-year-old young man on the street and we as a society shouldn’t become completely insensitive to such things.

  • Will B
  • dallface

    Kilt him??????

  • Gloria Yount

    What kind of mentality do people have when they didn’t see anything but come out after the shooting is over & then start spouting off all this crap of what happened. They know nothing! That is how everything got spread by idiots like these who started the hate mongering. When white people hear shots & come out to see something like this they start asking “what happened” but blacks hear the shooting & they come out spouting this kind of garbage even when they didn’t see a thing. The guy on the ground could have just killed someone in the next block but these neighbors just start spouting the “white hatred” & “cop hatred” bull! These black people are proving who the real racists are & it sure isn’t the whites.

    • Llewellyn Andrew

      Absolute nonsense and having seen white people do what you claim they do not then I ask why do you make such a very blatantly racist statement?

      • Tara Orlando

        Oh come on… the ‘race card’? Can’t you add anything to the discussion other than that?

      • Gloria Yount

        I make this un-racist remark from experience. In another case when a black man stabbed a woman coming out of a store & killed her & stole the baby, Whites did not act like idiots and riot , they let the authorities handle it. Whites didn’t start spouting off about what happened when they didn’t see what happened. All the videos that people took & what you hear them say behind their cameras demonstrate what I am saying about these black neighbors, in this case are true. Why is it that when someone disagrees with you , even if you didn’t see the event actually happen, you immediately start to say it is the white mans fault & call us racist but when we even have videos to prove our point of a bunch of blacks being racist & trying to condemn us . . you deny that. Most people in this case didn’t see what led up to the shooting or the actual shooting but immediately start to persecute the cop. I’m not even saying who is on the wrong side (I* didn’t see it either) but I am saying the neighbors are all wrong for the judging of what actually happened, the rioting of innocent businesses & homes, & the condemning of the cop, & the condemning of all whites. Civilized people don’t riot & hurt others who have not done a thing.

        • jj

          You’re an idiot Gloria. I’m white, love in a diverse neighborhood, and I am upper middle class, but when I can tell you this would not have happened if that boy, excuse me, unarmed boy was white. If he was white, the officer would not have been afraid, and would not have acted so forcefully. Did you hear the story about the cop who questioned the black teen in the squad car? No, because no one for hurt when he treated the ten with respect. you are a disgrace, please go away now.

          • Wulf

            you don’t live in a diverse upper middle class neighborhood, b/c they don’t exist in America. There is a reason that civilized white people like to live around other white people.

            Unless, of course, you are saying even though you’re upper middle class you choose to live in a bad neighborhood

          • Gilchrist

            If a White criminal attacked a police officer, he would be shot just like this Black one was.

          • ch2801

            Next door neighbor black and several more blacks both ways down street, hispanic both houses right across street. Grandsons best friend hispanic. Mostly white neighborhood. Lots of dogs barking sometimes. Mostly at kids playing in yards or someone in alley to dump trash. Can sit on front porch at night and almost complete quite except for the main street two blocks away. I walk my dog around the neighborhood after dark, just me, my poodle and my walker. Is that a diverse neighborhood?

          • Gloria Yount

            You are an idiot! I am white & use to live in East St. Louis & know what it was like when it was mostly white & also lived nearby the same town when it had been changed & was mostly black. I know the difference it made from one to the other. I know how the people acted back when it was mainly white & how they act now. I hear daily the excuses the blacks make for their uncivilized behavior. Always using the racial excuse card. Most of the problem revolves around the hatred for whites that the kids hear spouted by their parents instead of teaching their children respect for everyone (white , black, or any race) & then the kids like normal kids do they get a worse attitude than the parents. I’m not saying there aren’t racist whites just like there are blacks but we don’t use every incident that happens to riot & hurt people who weren’t even involved. In my last remark , All I did was quote facts of events that happened & there was evidence for both & the facts were & are true (video to show of both) . . . if they don’t like the facts then change their behavior. Stop the riots!! Even the mans parents asked for the rioting to stop.

          • Goldhead Cliff Johnson

            Gloria, i wouldnt bother responding to the faceless Blacks that are on here..Motice most everyone of them have no pics? they have to make up profiles to hide behind, so i give their words no weight at all..Keep your head up..

          • Goldhead Cliff Johnson

            your the idiot Black.

          • ColdHardReality

            So a 6′ 4″ 300lb 18yr old is a “boy” LMFAO – Do yourself a favor and stop talking about police tactics because you clearly know nothing about use of force protocol

          • Margie

            Why is it when black men kill whites it’s never referred to as a black on white crime, which actually happens more frequently?

      • WillyPiam

        There was nothing racist about her response. She was just telling what she heard. Puling the race card actually does more to show your bias against her. That’s racist. Why don’t you hook up with Al Sharpton…you’re doing exactly what he does.

      • william russell

        Hey andrew you must be one of those liberal progressive democrats based on what you have posted here and reading your other posts. You call white racists, i believe very strongly that whites are to busy working, raising families and trying to live a normal life. They do not care what african americans do because there is nothing they can to change that. I challenge you to walk down the streets of detroit at 1am alone, i challenge you to walk down the streets of the east side of chicago at 1am, i have a feeling your opinion of whites would be different. You probable be screaming out for a white person to come to you aid. One day it will happen to you and than you will be the first person to say this is wrong but just maybe it will be to late for you. So after you walk down these cities alone, than you can come back and post that whites are racists.

    • Joe Momma

      I say withdrawal the police and national guard to the perimeter of the white communities and just let these people “demonstrate” until there is nothing left of their community.

      • Lucas Jackson

        This is an ignorant racist comment. You should punch yourself in the face for that on behalf of the non-racist white people.

        • ColdHardReality

          Why? If they are peacefully demonstrating what harm will come to those fine upstanding folks exercising their rights?

    • Tara Orlando

      I totally disagree. I live in a diverse neighborhood. The parents are involved. The kids speak proper English when their parents are around. The kids would ‘fear the father/mother’ if they participated in this type of behavior or get caught speaking this way…. Peer pressure goes away when the family/parent is strong.

      • Lucas Jackson

        Who cares about the language? Someone was shot to death by the police for apparently no reason. I’d like to hear what you’d say if someone shot your dog to death for no reason.

        • Gilchrist

          Apparently you have no clue what you are talking about, what happened and what discoveries have been made in this case. Why not take your own advice of people punching themselves in the face?

        • Bill Norton

          There was a reason, always is, good or bad. When you say “no reason” it really means you do not know the reason. Here is where the disconnect arrives and where you should stop and wait for the facts.

          • Goldhead Cliff Johnson

            But they never do, always easier to blame the WHITEY ….

        • eric

          Nobody seemed to mind the dead guy in the road until they found out the cops shot him. No problem if it was black-on-black.

        • ColdHardReality

          He robbed a store and attacked an officer – when you attack an officer you should be prepared to get hit with 5-10 rounds from him as he empties his magazine into you for acting a fool. Its easy to squeeze off 7-10 rounds when your in fear of your life

        • Davaughn Wistrom

          You and the people like you are the racists who fuel racism. You say, “Someone was shot to death by the police for apparently no reason.” How in the heck do you know? Were you there? No you weren’t. So why post about something you know nothing about?

        • Margie

          Gosh, let’s not compare a mans death to that of a dog!

        • Rachel Lee

          I’m sure the cop doesn’t think he had no reason if his story proves to be true. The evidence is not out yet so withhold your judgment until then.

    • Shawn F. Starks

      Your a real racist piece of garbage aren’t you gloria

      • Feathers

        She’s right… and you know it.

      • WillyPiam

        Why pull the race card?

      • Goldhead Cliff Johnson

        aww did someone hurt your poor little feelings?

    • Shawn F. Starks

      He shot an unarmed man. That’s all there is to it, and your an idiot.

      • Farbar

        I guess you’ve never had a 300 pound unarmed man charge you. Sometimes a gun isn’t enough. And he can kill you with his hands.

        • John Wayne

          He is use to the nasty 300 lb women.

      • Grismare

        You’re…

      • Ted Zamperini

        You’re another idiot.

        • Gloria Yount

          No, I’m just a law abiding person not a thug!

          • Trish P

            Tedsticals was NOT referring to you, Gloria. Was referring to Shawn F. Starks.

      • Gloria Yount

        A gun is not the only weapon a man can use. Fists are weapons too when used improperly & the person using their fists has a bad attitude. When a policeman says get out of the road or asks you to stop . . . that’s exactly what you should do because they have been put in a position of authority over the people in the city & if you don’t then they have no other choice than to assume you are being combative & might be guilty of a crime (especially if a crime has just been committed by a person with that same description a short time before). And as I have told my grandson. . . you never run from or fight the police. And if you think otherwise. . . you are an idiot!!!

      • Kathy Vince Sterkel

        I would shoot an unarmed man if he threatened me. By the way, Shawn, your grammar error of “your an idiot”, instead of “you’re an idiot”, reduces your credibility as an intelligent, reasoning man. It is a fact that we are judged by our language, our behaviors, and our understanding. Did you listen to the people in this video? Have you been watching the behaviors of the people rioting? Not racist. Observant.

        • Chip

          Nice, Kathy!

      • Guest

        it’s “you’re an idiot”, not “your an idiot”. If you’re going to call someone an idiot online, at least spell it correctly.

      • Thomas Parrish

        Let me tell you something Shawn I dont care how unarmed a man is. If I was a police officer and the guy ran at me and I feel threatened damn right he would get shot. Look at the autopsy. There are holes in his arm which tells me he fired at the guy warning him to back off the guy kept coming. The final 2 shots to the head are what killed Mr. Brown obviously he didn’t shoot him in the head first or the shots to the arm wouldn’t be there the boy should have had enough sense to stop running towards him and laid down he may be alive today. Believe me i have problems with alot of what the police are doing one of these days but I do not have a problem with one protecting himself…and all the looting and destroying property that’s a real nice way to show support for the boy 2 wrongs don’t make a right!

        • Its me, Bruce

          My theory (because I wasn’t there, either) is the arm shots were intended to be center mass shots, blocked by arms NOT raised, but in front of center mass.

          • OpenMinded

            I have no idea which shots came when, but police (as has been mentioned time and again in the news) are trained to go for center of mass. Ie. shoot to kill the first time or it may be your last.

      • Bobby C

        “you’re”

      • the confederate

        Who wouldn’t have shot that over grown idiot?

        • eric

          Talking this thing out? Talking? We’re all idiots.

      • Chip

        Gotta be pretty uneducated or retarded if you attack a man that you know has a gun…. what’d he think he wasn’t going to use it?? Black, white , green, or blue you do something that stupid you deserve what you get… I guess it’s just another example of nature’s survival of the fittest.

      • jalina susan stutte

        No your the idiot for playing a race card. Blacks have become bottom feeders in this country because they accepted the entitlements that the democrats gave them for their freedom and now they act like animals. They kill, rob, steal, commit hate crimes, and have more babies without fathers than any other race in this country. The majority of the blacks are lost and their own worst enemy and committing their own genocide. The man didn’t need a weapon, his size was his weapon, didn’t you see how he manhandled the manager of the store that he robbed? Are you blind and a idiot?

      • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

        He was 6’4″ and 300lbs – his very body is a deadly weapon. That’s like an average person attacking a child half their weight.

        I’m 150lbs. That would be like me fighting a 75lbs person. I could toss a 75lbs kid easily.

        • ch2801

          My husband was that size. He was working at a filling station when I and our two young daughters took him his lunch. A couple of young men came in cussing nonstop and hubby asked them not to talk that way in front of females. They did not compley, he got both of them with an arm up in the middle of their back, BOTH in a couple of moves and held them with one hand while he called the police with the other. They were charged for dui.

      • Cassie Casarol

        You’re an IDIOT. Not your an IDIOT!
        Now we know that you are the IDIOT!
        Go back to school and learn proper grammar and English.
        This person just did a strong arm robbery. Even though he had his hands up he was told to stop moving forward. He didn’t. If a cop feels threatened he is, by law, able to protect himself. He was shot by 2 (two) different cops. One was white and the other a black cop that shot him. Are you mad at the black cop or naw? You are your own worst enemy. Nothing is ever going to change with your attitude! You have so much hate that you will always live as a victim. Are you mad about the guy and girl he strong armed in the convenience store, or naw?

      • WillyPiam

        Read the article, especially comments from security experts. A big dude won’t go down with one bullet. With all the carnage that goes on and knowing police will respond with deadly force if needed, why would anybody give a cop a reason to aim his gun at you? Aggression invites aggression.

        If he would’ve put his hands up and stopped, he would be alive right now. If that’s what he did and was shot anyway, then the cop should go to prison. The problem is this…if everyone thinks like the cameraman thinks, Ferguson will burn to the ground if the cop is not found guilty. It wouldn’t matter if there was video of the whole incident. The cop killed him in the middle of the street, so the cop, the city, anyone white walking the streets must pay.

      • ATrober

        That is not all there is to it.

        You charge a cop, you’re taking your life into your own hands. Unfortunately for Brown, being his size, a cop has every legal and ethical right to protect him/herself from a charging punk. Brown’s compadre wouldn’t need the same force to bring down. Brown? Too bad he’s 6’4″ 292lbs. A cop has to do what it takes to bring him down.

        And, charging punk is exactly what he is, you can look minutes before at the convenience store robbery where he charged a clerk.

        Not a single shot into Brown is from the backside. Not a one.

        The young cocky punk bit off more than he can chew.

      • ColdHardReality

        Being unarmed doesnt mean someone cant kill you Mr. HIghspeed. Can someone choke you with their bare hands? Can they slam your head into the ground and fracture your skull – this guy was 6′ 4″ 300lbs you think he needs a weapon to hurt you? Use your brain for once in your life. If you attack an officer who is smaller than you I guarantee that he will draw his weapon and fire on you if possible – most gun fights happen within 6ft of the players – this was about 2-3ft away and all the shots entered from the FRONT of his body meaning he was coming AT the officer who sustained wounds to his FACE. If you are bare handed and wound an officers FACE you had to get CLOSE – 2-3ft means he kicked you off or you backed up and were coming back to do more damage – given a split second to act the officer drew and fired and continued firing until the threat was stopped. if that takes 6-8-10 shots so be it. When your trying to survive your not counting the number of rounds you are using when you have 15-17 rounds in your mag. You fire until the guy goes down – this guy was hit all on the right side in almost a line up from center mass and then the top of his head meaning the officer was still firing as the guy was dropping. This tells me the officer was in fact IN FEAR for his life. This wasnt some one round head shot in the back of his head – it was 6 rounds in quick succession and the fatal shot was either the second to last of very last round which pierced the dome on his skull as he fell forward towards the officer.

      • BAFCour

        It doesn’t matter if Brown was armed or not. If he was charging that officer, his intent was to take his gun from him. The cop would have had to have been an idiot to let him get close enough to do that. Every right to shoot in that case.

    • MaRiNuS ScHuNcK

      yeah one girl whos video is out there already got a ,well i bet the lawyer came to her,said she knew the officers state of mind but clearly said she didnt see anything that conspired ,they all just saw the dead kid ,the cop and of course cops shoot kids in the hood in broad daylight with people and cell phones around FOR NO REASON,and didnt even one of the guys in the video say he ran and he was at the truck then somethin happened and he took off

  • Cee Hep

    I hear people assuming what happen, but sure he had nothing on him

  • Alexander

    The ones who don’t witness the truth, tend to make the first allegations, to which will later become their mantra. Unfortunately, “pride” will disable the prideful from admitting any information (even proven) to the contrary.

  • Betty Sines

    Nothing here but video of some filthy mouth people.

  • Dyna Packard

    What I heard is that no one seen anything they heard the shots and went outside then start saying for no reason what crap.

    • Enonumus

      Didn’t have an attention span long enough to listen to the entire audio, or you need to get those ears checked. Try again, it’s in the background in the second half of the video. Or you can just read the transcript above.

  • Annette Burns

    I listened to the whole tape. Then I read the transcript. Next I read what Dr. Baden had said. It seems very plausible that what the police office says of the event is accurate.

    • AJC1973

      Because a youtube video is the best evidence in the world… hearsay and speculation

      You sound like officer barbrady nothing to see here move along
      Blind sheep watching a video

    • Robert Hale

      In America, in only takes a shadow of a doubt to acquit. Most of the time it is not about race, but anger.

      • Marcus Criswell

        Anger leads to it bieng about race and thats partly what the rioters want.

        • Robert Hale

          truer words were never

  • T Alex Kegley

    This only shows a bunch of people filming a person lying in the road dead. Why post this? This helps how?

    • listenwithyoureyesclosed

      LISTEN to the video.

    • Enonumus

      Nobody that’s ever robbed a store has EVER taken off their over shirt afterward to change the description that the cops would have… And this wasn’t RIGHT afterward. He was stopped a short time later for walking in the middle of the street. He was detained, searched at some point, and put or being put in (apparently) a truck or police vehicle for an unknown amount of time. The events that happen after that are unclear at this point, but there was apparently a struggle inside the vehicle, a gun shot apparently went off in there, and he broke free and started to run, then (again apparently based on the wounds and the guy in the background in this video) doubled back at the police officer. The shirt he was wearing in the video easily could have come off if an officer was struggling with him and trying to hold on to hiim (I’ve sure seen it happen plenty of times on COPS), if he hadn’t already taken it off after robbing the store. It didn’t all happen where his body is lying in the street. But feel free to keep making these dazzling observations. Not even his PARENTS dispute that it was his son that robbed the store, check it out.

  • Maureen Brown Baker

    THERE IS MORE TOTHIS STORY THAN BEING TOLD
    WHY WOULD A POLICE OFFICIER SHOOT TO KILL IF HE DID NOT
    HAVE A GOOD REASON. NO ONE WAS OUT AND LOOKING OR LISTENING UNTIL A GUN SHOT WAS HEARD. ME I WILL WAIT FOR ALL THE FACTS BEFORE MAKING A JUDGEMENT

    • Enonumus

      How did you arrive at the conclusion that NOBODY was out and looking or listening until a gun shot was heard? Because the guy filming this wasn’t? Because there isn’t a (known) video of the entire incident? Either the guy heard in the background in the second half of the video is making up an elaborate version of what happened, which happens to exculpate the officer, or there were at least some eyewitnesses. Pretty likely that in an urban neighborhood where people spend a great deal of their time on “the streets”, that there were some people who actually saw what happened. Yes, obviously we should wait until all the facts are in before making any judgement.

      • robertfolderauer

        The guy on one video kept saying “he didn’t do nothin, I heard the shots. How does he know if he only HEARD the shots. Seems like he may have made up the rest.

  • Nathan Giittinger

    I don’t understand, nor speak Walmart

  • Jonny Reb.

    There’s a high level of intelligence on this video.

    • John Wayne

      Typical of the race.
      Itz b calld ebonics.

      • James

        Do you know how to spell? I’d say your inability to articulate a sentence is indicative of your race, but, you know, that would be a really dumb thing to say.

        • Trish P

          It’s called satire.

  • Its me, Bruce

    Do they eat with those mouths?

  • Renee Seibt

    listen to the language of the people in this video.. pure class.

    • Michael Schatz

      Yea doctors and lawyer!! lol

    • John Wayne

      They are black

  • R.J. Brownlee

    No one states they actually saw what happened. Even this video is well after the fact. The police boundary tape is already up. No cop will jump out and put this tape up right off the bat. He will radio in giving an assessment of what has happened. All shots were fired with him headed toward the police not from behind. Just another case of I’ll say what I wanted to happen, not the facts.

    • listenwithyoureyesclosed

      Listen to video. around the 6 minute mark. two men talking in the background. one saw what happened and is explaining it to the other.

  • John Beasley

    The position of the body and the location of the police cars tends to back up the police version of the story, that the man had turned and was coming back at them. This is further supported but the fact that ALL the wounds entered the front of the body. Now whether the officer was justified in shooting an unarmed man is another story. That will likely depend on when the alleged move on the officer’s gun took place.

  • monastevie

    I take it everyone is on their lunch break?

    • WillyPiam

      No, I only tweet on company time. I’m in a cubicle at your office. I think you may be my new manager. Is this how it’s going to be, always looking over my shoulder?

      • monastevie

        Was referring to crowd of people in the street willy… Chill out buddy. It’s okay to tweet at work.

        • WillyPiam

          No sweat, I was feeling jovial that day. I understood what you meant and certainly wasn’t trying to pull your chain. I save that for liberals.

  • Thomas

    Hold your phone sideways when taking video…thanks.

  • Michael Lindberg

    Wow…a man is lying dead in the street and a large number of posts are upset about the language being used…that’s pretty disturbing

    • Tara Orlando

      and an investigation and due process should determine the outcome. Not an after the fact video with this type of ‘witness’ commentary.

      • Tara Orlando

        What is really disturbing to me is the taking of the video. Why wouldn’t you call 911, offer assistance, etc.

        • Its me, Bruce

          The police were on scene. Assist who? The man is dead.

  • Emilee Schuering Unger

    All I hear is a bunch for filthy mouthed illeterate men talking.

  • Daphne Austin Lewis

    I’d like to hear a complete sentence by one of these people without them using a form of the “f” word. sheeh “They shot him for know motherf**** reason.” Yet none of these idiots SAW what happened they only HEARD gunshots and went out afterwards.

  • W_N

    The title to this story is just a bait title. The video can’t indict or vindicate anybody. This is journalism at it’s lowest form.

  • Kristine Munson

    during there “protest “peaceful” my ass they have their hands up walking up on the cops in a huge mob….now im sorry you don’t start crowding a bunch of cops and yelling KKK and it’s the KuKlux clan and expect the cops to be comfortable enough no to get tear gas and smoke i mean all it would of taken was one of those protester to attack and you would of had cops vs that whole crowd. They were trying to initiate something you can tell when you watch the video’s some of the protesters have uploaded.

  • ShartedMyShorts

    The cop is innocent.They need a scapegoat to pacify these savages.

  • Jason Lewis

    Wow around 50 seconds into the video the woman who says she was in the shower when the shots rang out also knows they shot him for no reason?

  • Johnny McNair

    When will we take a stand and have the backbone to admit Blacks and whites are different. William Shockly surmised in the late fifties that the black race was simply not as evolved as the white race. DNA and genome studies are proving him right. Nobody hates anyone “just because of the color of his skin” its the way they act, look, talk and behave.

  • Jason Lewis

    All these people left work to come down and see this?

  • ChezBe

    Ok, 1st ,what the hell is with all the swearing! and its the ladies that are doing it the worst. My God, want to make it in life have some class. You don’t need to be rich to have class its free. I love how many didn’t see it happen but already decided what was done and why. I will wait for the courts to decided

    • Looney Tunes

      You need a serious reality check.

  • disqus_jL6WE4k3V1

    I heard it… start listening at 6:18to at least 7:20. the one gentlemen explains to he other gentlemen what e witnessed. a lot of slang words used ad to fallow. I had to listen to it several times to get it.

  • Buddy Grasmeder

    THE DEAD MOYON RUSHED THE COP & TRIED TO TAKE HIS GUN. EITHER BLACK,WHITE OR EVEN PLAID, HIS ACTIONS LED TO HIS OWN DEATH, PERIOD……………………….

  • Brenda Huffman

    whats this prove? This started after the fact.

  • Michael White

    Its obvious to what minimal evidence has been presented. We have upset residents who feel oppressed by the police presence in there neighborhood under constant police patrol due to crime, without close residential outreach making the residents feel more at ease when officers are around. They now see a black male dead in the street from a police action. There anger is understandable. I hear a lot of accusations from non witnesses even some gang slang (CUZ) used by the Crips gang. Even laughter from some as if this happens all the time. Obviously desensitized by the constant violence in there community. Multiple different accounts heard in the background making it more than obvious there was a struggle for the officers gun at the police vehicle. Early autopsy diagram showing entry, exit, and re-entry wounds(that info is very important). Though this is definitely a situation where there was a struggle and the perp was shot at 5- 10 feet(leaving no powder burns then tried to flee, realizing he was shot(adrenaline slows your pain onset so it might have taken a few seconds for Mr Brown to realize he was shot. After trying to flee he turned around to become compliant. The officer then still in an offensive mode feeling his life was in jeopardy after the close contact opened fire again with lethal force. This is ultimately a perfect storm of what not to do on both sides when civilians and police interact. The sad thing is i believe that this young man was the victim of excessive force by an officer who might be an upstanding citizen but was not properly prepared for this encounter scenario. Not pre meditated murder but manslaughter at best. This community and the country will struggle with this for decades more. Maybe personal video devices will help for evidence, but cannot replace more intensive training for police to prevent this type of encounter from escalating out of control. A stronger police training program in excessive force and a public outreach and sensitivity program nation wide, including the de militerzation of the Police will go miles to stop this sad situation from happening over and over again.

    • Its me, Bruce

      Was he saying “cuz”, or [be]cause?

  • jkatienjana

    Can not even talk english… What a foul bunch of mouths and we are suppose to believe any of them…

  • Burt

    Why do blacks havet to degrade there own people by calling them Ni–as

  • jkatienjana

    Why are we listening to this TRASH…

  • Karl E Hubrath

    Well, people, maybe we all should learn do not go bullying society around like we are the big cheese and that no one will do anything about it. I think if it were not the cops who did this it would have been his own kind or someone in his neighborhood who would have killed him, God bless, that is how I feel.

  • Todd

    Listen to the man speaking, listen to the way he thinks, it is as if he was from a different planet. These people, and I mean the black people, sound so intellectually void as to barely be understood. The story is made up on the spot. They are left with anger and violence. Very sad, sad.

  • listenwithyoureyesclosed

    If you close your eyes and listen really close you can hear two men at around the 6 minute mark of the video talking in the background. one is describing what he SAW happen!! HE actually witnessed the incident and is explaining to another guy. If you listen to hear you learn more than if you listen only to respond.

  • linjegu

    We know Michael Brown, via his friends attorney, had just committed strong armed robbery; this gives us an idea of his attitude at the time of the shooting. We know Michael Brown continued this attitude when walking down the middle of the street while blocking traffic. While the officer may have not known he was a suspect in the recent the robbery, Michael Brown did, lending more fuel of adrenaline to his state of mind. We also know, after being asked to get out of the street, Michael Brown was seen attacking the officer in the police truck. Reports by the police said the officer was taken to the hospital for injuries: attacking a police officer is considered a crime written in our law books. The eyewitness account given unknowingly by this bystander corroborates the story given by the other officer. The officer, after being attacked, stepped out of his vehicle and shouted at Michael Brown to freeze. Michael Brown chose instead to charge the police officer. After all that had just happened, The officer feared for his life, and according to protocol shot at the threat. We also now know that Michael Brown was not shot in the back; contradicting witnesses that said he was. A side note: the reaction of the bystander questioning the eye witness seemed truly surprised when told Michael Brown had been shot by a police officer, leading me to believe this was an extremely rare occurrence This video is not a game changer, it is but another piece of the truth coming out.

    • WillyPiam

      He stole a box of cigars from that store. I’m guessing cigarillo’s? I wonder what flavor they were.

  • Darlene K

    What time of day did this happened? Looks like daytime. There is a awful lot of people not working.

  • ErikandKathy Muller

    Sad thing if the cop is acquitted..MO May burn to the ground.

    • Bobthefirst

      Acquitted? From the sound of things, the cop shouldn’t even be charged. This should never go to trial.

      • ali

        Evidence may bear out that no charges should be filed against the officer. But with Obama, Holder, Sharpton and Jackson and a hand-picked federal coroner and a Democrat Governor – hold tight to a copy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights – because if they can ‘devise’ a way to shred them, they will.

    • LAPhil

      Why, if he didn’t do anything wrong?

  • captainbaby3

    Welfare people. . have all day to sit round with their foul mouths spending everyone else’s money and have time to riot for no reason. . get a job and you won’t have time on your hands to get in to trouble that will lead you to your death!

  • biggben

    How come this many adults ..have nowhere to be in the middle of a work day..they all must work 2nd or third. …shift….did this happen on a weekday….good news is not one box of work boots was looted ..I love people..in general. .all people..I have mix race children…I belive everyone has the right to life liberty and pursuit of happiness. …but this whole thing starred out as a a robbery correct….its a whole mindset of take what u want with out working for it..dnt know the facts…so I cant make an opinion…maybe lethal force wad not needed to subdue the criminal…but I think e for get…he wad a criminal..he made a choice to break the law and the rush an officer. …not like a whit cop just rolled up and shot an unarmed black man…proably gave him several chances…to surrender…but I dnt know I wasnt their…all I know is its ok to be angry…to want answers….but how is destroying your own community solving anything

  • Scott Leger

    cant have justice without first knowin the facts, they dont want justice, they want revenge, not the same thing. If Micheal Brown though he was gonna go through life taking what he wanted and beating down anyone who complained or tried to stop him, he was gonna die sooner or later, i want justice , for whoever was right.

  • dc

    I’m sure that if this highly reliable video and recording went against the police that everyone here who currently give credence to it would give it equal weight going the other way…..

    • aleksthegreat

      Yes, everyone totally buys incidental background conversation.

  • Katrina

    Something stinks in this case… I’m white and don’t trust the police even. Shoplifting anything doesn’t mean you get killed like that …..

    • douglcfl

      No but resisting arrest and attacking a police officer does.

    • Trish P

      He didn’t shoplift. There is robbery and armed robbery. Robbery means that there is force or threat of force. MB used strong arm force and intimidation–robbery.

  • get-it-on

    As long as they stay in their own neighborhoods, who gives a rats a$$ whether they loot, burn, rape and pillage. If you are dumb enough to open a business in one of these ghettos, oh well. Stealing is a vocation for these folks and criminal behavior is innate. Wall in the cockroaches and let them feed upon each others rotting carcasses. Snake Plissken where are you?

  • Val Williams

    Parents and community failed this young man. By enabling, turning a blind eye, ‘boys will be boys’ they failed him. There is only one way a young man feels a right to steal form a local vendor and physically assault an elderly, his peer, an adult. No R-E-S-P-E-C-T. That is our youth today, you c?

  • Sean

    Al is nothing more then a race baiter…pure and simple. It’s the likes of him that stirs the pot and starts trouble like we see in Fergunson. I’m not saying that there might not be more to the story or that the police are way over reaching in their tactics, but if people like Al kept their noses out of things everyone would be better off. How can their be justice or a proper investigation if they police have to waste time with rioters. As with any shooting you don’t have all the facts in 5min…can take weeks to put together everything, interview witnesses, etc. But with Al and his cronies, all they see is a chance to whip up a lynch mob mentality.

  • Biff

    English subtitles next time please.

  • Michael Driver

    If any LEO lets anyone get close enough to them where a person can attempt to grab your sidearm, you are not doing your job safely or correctly. You use your mase or baton,or your stun gun, as your duty belt is so equipped. Absolute last thing anyone wants is have the Officers sidearm un holstered ! Whether by the Officer, or someone other than the Officer. Which is the worse case scenario for the LEO of course !. Never come nose to nose with a individual you are attempting to arrest, or just interview. You always leave more than arm distance or tell them turn around to cuff them if your arresting the individual. Bad Police procedures lead to injury or death as in this case. And it’s usually not the LEO who gets shot or killed. Sometimes it is, but usually not.. I don’t know what happen obviously, but i know that these deaths are not necessary if an Officer use’s intelligence and caution at all times. RIP young man.

  • misty

    Police should be trained to disable them form walking like hit them in the knee not head or chest not a kill shot

    • douglcfl

      You obviously have no experience with a firearm. Ever tried to hit a moving target with a handgun?

      • blue_persuasion

        No doubt she couldn’t even hit a can at 20 paces with a handgun. She doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about. All this Monday morning quarterbacking AFTER the fact instead of being there in the moment and experiencing the adrenaline and fear just add to the silliness of some of these stupid statements.

  • aberqueen

    I think it was absolutely inhumane to leave Brown’s body lying uncovered in the street!!! They could’ve done SOMETHING to impart dignity to the body.

    Further, imagine the children who had to witness an injured, bloody corpse lying in the street!

    The treatment of the body was shameful and the way the community was desecrated with a bare corpse was horrid. They could’ve done better than that!!!

    • Marcus Criswell

      You need to learn more abou CSI tactics. Had they done anything else to the body, they could’ve unwilling ly destroyed any evidence present on the body that would confirm the Officers story or condemn him.

      • aberqueen

        They could’ve blocked the view from children and onlookers. It’s done all the time.

        Decency was still in order.

        • Marcus Criswell

          Not their job. Its the parents and guardians of those children to restrict what theyre exposed to. Im not saying dont be angry or sad about the situation, by all means go right ahead. It was a very sad n terrible outcome to what happened here.

          • aberqueen

            It’s done all the time. Bodies are covered a lot!

          • aberqueen

            Bet bottom dollar if this shooting happened in a white middle-class or affluent community, the body and crime scene would’ve been obscured.

          • blue_persuasion

            You’re speculating. Unless and until you have proof, with stats and data, that’s all you’re doing is speculating. Wouldn’t time be better spent trying to figure out why Michael Brown made choices that resulted in his death instead of whether a white body might be covered up in 10 minutes but a black body was viewable for 15?

          • aberqueen

            Even if it WAS speculation, I’m confident you know it’s a pretty accurate guess.

          • blue_persuasion

            No, actually you’d be wrong. You seem to have an inflated sense of your own reasoning to where you just claim it as fact (while tossing around the word “theory”) and just assuming everyone simply MUST agree with you.

            I’m saying I disagree. I’m saying I work in the criminal justice field, and I see things you don’t. I’m saying you’re trying to crawl into the mindset of individuals who don’t even live in your TOWN and trying to convince us that had the cops just done X, Y, and Z, these animals would have backed down.

            I’m saying that your speculation, theories, and best guesses are yours and yours alone.

      • Drew Taylor

        Agreed – I’m pretty sure since this was a police
        shooting, the cops are not allowed to touch the body (even cover it up).
        It could be seen as “Tampering with Evidence” and therefore they’re
        required to wait until a special unit arrives.

  • MelissaMc

    It does not matter that he was black or white. Another kid is dead. Just graduated from high school and was to head off to college in a week. Who knows what he may have become. I just think it’s very sad.

    • aberqueen

      Wasn’t going to college. Urban myth. M.B. rest in peace.

  • aberqueen

    After watching the video, I now understand why the community reacted the way they did. I don’t condone it or recommend it- but I understand it.

    If the police had treated the body and the family better, it would’ve gone better. I got angry just watching his body lying in the street. No ambulance. No attempt to resuscitate. No nothing.

    If they treated the body better, things would’ve turned out better, I think.

  • Steve Foeskin

    Rather funny Ajc1873 claims name calling is for the dimwitted yet calls people a racist on a continual basis.

  • Jessica Drew McCabe

    Poor boy- no rescue, ambulance…at least throw a sheet over the boy! I’m disgusted. Changes my whole view on the murder!

    • aberqueen

      Doesn’t change my view on the murder- but it DEFINITELY changes my view toward the police. Their display of indifference was hard to watch.

    • Drew Taylor

      I could be mistaken, but I’m pretty sure since this was a police shooting, the cops are not allowed to touch the body (even cover it up). It could be seen as “Tampering with Evidence” and therefore they’re required to wait until a special unit arrives.

  • Tyler Durden

    Well, I guess we don’t have to feel sorry for this thug’s future children now.

  • Dr. Karl Stalin

    Not sure what the’re saying? Maybe they need new Obama phones???

  • Bladderfish PieHole

    oh Please.. the blacks just make stuff up on the spot..as they go… they arrive on the scene,… see the dead punk in the road..and start making up their own version of what happened..and then it becomes fact… give me a freaken break!! Mf this and Mf that and Mfing this and MFing that… oh yeah…they are soooooooo not wanting to get back at whitey at all costs….

    • aberqueen

      The problem is that they shouldn’t have seen anything.!!!! The mistreatment of the body is at the crux. The inhumanity inspired more inhumanity.

      • Bladderfish PieHole

        THats a very silly comment. They have to leave everything, body encluded.. just as it is.. or else someone would scream evidence tampering. Come on.. there’s always an excuse or some ridiculous reasoning to attempt to shed a bad reflection on the cops. Give me a break.. the 18 year old 300 pound punk was just that.. a punk.

        • aberqueen

          LEAVE the body. Block the view AND cover it.

          • Bladderfish PieHole

            Oh please… what do you want them to do.. build a wall around the crime scene? Give me a break..

          • aberqueen

            If it were a white community, SOMETHING would’ve been done to hide the body. Period.

  • Tiffany Loftis

    This is outright pitiful. A teenager is dead in the streets and all people can talk about is ‘black people’. “Well white people don’t do this and white people don’t do that.” But we’re supposed to be a unified first world nation. Is this really the best we can do for each other? I’m white. I lived in the ghetto. For eight years. I was victim to this kind of brutal mess. My family was never shot but we did have guns drawn on us over a shooting that wasn’t even anywhere near our house. My house was ‘raided’ more than once. Why? Because we had guns and the cops knew that (I’m an avid clay shooter and my husband collected specific guns for their value / uniqueness). I watched my ex husband get carted off to jail more than once because he just refused to take it. I never went to jail over it but then I never ‘resisted’. I kept my mouth shut and my head down, until the last time they came to my house. I put an end to the constant disruption in our lives by threatening them with the news. That I would call a local broadcaster and blast the hell out of them if they ever stepped foot back in my yard unlawfully again. We never had any other problems. Sometimes it takes drastic action to change things. I don’t know what happened in Ferguson. I wasn’t there. Still, if you think that police brutality and the outright disregard for the American Citizen’s rights don’t exist than you have some serious blinders on and need to get out of the rabbit hole.

    • Bladderfish PieHole

      Hey let me tell you something sister… this country would be unified, if the blacks were not continuously searching for “any” reason to start a war between us all… if this was strickly a racist country.. we wouldnt have Obama and Holder in positions of the highest Authority. Now, lets get back to the subject… the 18 year old , 300 pound man..was a punk. Plain and simple..and if he wouldnt have been causing problems this would not have happened. It really is that simple. Think about it… use your head..and stop trying to think with your emotions only… doesnt work.

      • aberqueen

        All US blacks are not searching for such reasons. Only those who need excuses.

        Thank you for not lumping us into some monolithic “ALL!”

        • Bladderfish PieHole

          yeah know what.. you are absolutely right about this!! I agree with you… I have allot of respect for allot of Black people. Its the few, both black & white that create these types of divisions.

          • aberqueen

            when you used the word blacks, you inculcate all because the word implies all who are black.

          • Bladderfish PieHole

            Thats the interpretation you “Chose” to hear, or read. You have completely owned it. Its like if I said , “Whites have a problem being too judgmental. Did I say all Whites, no, I said whites in general. Referring to that particular race of people. You chose to hear and see what you want sometimes , … so get over it…

          • aberqueen

            Ok, you make a blanket statement, get called out for it and are trying to blame it on it the person who called you out for it.

            You’re busted.

          • Bladderfish PieHole

            Oh please… Im wasting my breath and time with you.. so… as always… this conversation must come to a close because you , like so many others.. have some sort of idiotic belief, and just cant let it go.. ok well.I have other things to do.. so bye now.. go spin your hatred somewhere else…P.S. You are right about one thing…Im very stubborn…especially when Im upholding something I know to be right..

          • aberqueen

            BPH- you are a waste!!!

            I don’t lash out too much but you are stubborn and unreasonable.

      • Tiffany Loftis

        For someone who tells other not to use their emotions your entire reply seems to come from a place of anger and hatred. I used personal experience to come to my conclusion. What are you using to come to yours?

  • aberqueen

    I’ve never been one to find racism under every rock, but watching that dead body lie in the street like a dead dog broke my heart. I almost cried.

    What Michael did was not acceptable but he shouldn’t have been left to lie in the street like a dead dog.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    I still want to know more before I come to any conclusions on this matter as everyone else should. I mean that is what reasonable people do.

  • The Truth

    Revelations 1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
    Yes, Jesus is a black African. Such a wonderful piece of truth, wouldn’t you agree?

    • aberqueen

      White like wool- not nappy like wool!

    • CommonSense4America

      His head AND his hairs were white,,,where did you get that He was black?

    • blue_persuasion

      Well, if Jesus was black, he’d most certainly be disgusted with his legacy TODAY.

  • Steve Politte

    None of the comments that I have read help the situation at all, most all comments based on each person’s ideology lashing back and forth. Who is right? Who is wrong? Can you prove your point and say that it applies to all whites or all blacks, not matter what side of the fence you are on. No one yet knows all of the facts, some facts but not all. We are suppose to all be citizens of America, not defined by the color of our skin or how we talk or don’t talk. Why do we so easily take a side, when in essence, there really is no side. Perhaps it would better for all involved to join together in Prayer for this community as a whole. I am not so far from Ferguson, and this situation if being exploited by political activist, and you know who they are. It was said by someone we all know that “you should never let a crisis go to waste” Let’s not let those words come true. Let’s pray for each other and for people. The terrorists in Iraq don’t care about the color of our skin, they would love to behead us all. God bless this very morally sick America.

  • Bluecardinal

    This is why crime is increasing, officers being told not to shoot people if they they don’t stop, not to chase people if they don’t stop. This means, they are to let the bad guys go. The bad guys are wanting to stop the police from helping the honest citizens. I have worked with people who think like this, when particular employees did something they shouldn’t they would bully people into being quite and not telling the truth. I don’t like being told to lie, and I was harassed and badgered constantly. Personally if they went out and shot all the protestors I don’t really care.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    They left the body out there for hours.

    Seems like more Black people need to open carry.

    • aberqueen

      I suspect if the body and the scene was treated differently the WHOLE situation would’ve gone done differently.

      The poor treatment of the body sparked the outrage.

      • ThorsteinVeblen2012

        The poor treatment started long before he became a crumpled mass in the street.

        They didn’t seem to have much regard for his humanity when they pumped him full of lead to begin with.

        • blue_persuasion

          Awwww, I know what you mean. They didn’t let the little thug get away with committing crimes and then attacking police officers. Those bastids!

      • blue_persuasion

        And yet if they had cleaned up the scene and removed his body too quickly, it would have been said the cops were covering something up.

        • aberqueen

          Not cleaned it- just blocked it view. Nothing more.

          • blue_persuasion

            Does anything anywhere say how long he was lying like that, viewable? I’ve kept up, but not enough to read or see that.

          • aberqueen

            It was there long enough to get the yellow tape up and at least 6 minutes of the video.

          • blue_persuasion

            I’m sorry, but I thought we were talking hours upon hours here. Cop cars probably have crime scene tape in them. I doubt many of them carry privacy screens. If we’re only talking an understandable amount of time, then his body was treated no differently than any other.

  • Harry Butch Schexnayder

    You live by the gun; you die by the gun!! If the shoe fits lace that sumbitch up and wear it!!!

  • MarkRCrawford

    An interesting case study in mob mentality.

  • Eric Clifton

    I dont see that the video really shows much but the comment that is transcripted out. It is telling though, that he kept coming and that he thought he officer kept missing. My guess is from other officers I know is that for one, officers shoot until the threat is gone, i.e. when the bad guy falls over. Two officers tend to train, though not officially, to shoot in three round bursts. This is consistent with the number of wounds. I dont think that Brown was leaning forward in a bull rush as much as he was falling forward from the first 4-5 shots. I think the 6th hit the top of the head as he was falling. Still if he had fled the vehicle, then ran back at the officer as the witness seems to indicate, then justification all depends on what happened at the vehicle. The police do confirm that the officer received treatment at the hospital immediately after so it is quite possible that Brown fought his way away from the officer and ran. One thing we did not see was the angle of penetration of the arm bullets. Those will tell more I think than the head shots.

  • Marcus Criswell

    Its always sad when things like this happen and theres no cause for destroying your community. Personally I believe the rioters right now were merely layimg dormant until something finally pressed the communities last nerve. I understand bieng angry and wanting justic, but there’s better way to handle these issues.

    I dont care if youre, Caucasian, Black, Hispanic, Asian whatever. I have a large variety of different races mixed in my family through my cousins. I love them all very much amd would do whatever I had to to protect them. The only racists I see are the ones using the Race card to further their own agendas.

    This boy should have listened to the police, yes. However his family deserves to have justice served and to know the truth. This is why all officers throughout our country need to be equipped with uniform cameras and dash cameras for their cars. Its so much easier this way to figure out what happened when the actual incidents are actually caught on camera.

    Do I believe the officer was racially motivated in cause to kill the boy? No, I dont, but I also dont believe the boy should have died. Shoot the lad in his foot or the leg to prevent him from running. The execution style shots to head WERE overly excessive and uncalled for.

    Im not saying dont be angry or sad, please by all means do so. But dont let your anger n grief lead to what these rioters and looters are doing. Its not worth it.

    • Eric Clifton

      I think you have a Hollywood-ized version of what happened. Just because the shots were to the head, does not mean that they were execution style. The path on the autopsy shows a near vertical line. My initial thoughts are that the officer fired 6 the six shots in rapid succession on a single point, and that Brown fell forward into the stream of bullets. Stand up and imagine for a second that you were just shot in the upper right chest. What do you do? If you honestly re-enact it you probably just clutched your chest, tucked your head, and leaned forward. You head is now about the same height as your upper chest area is. If you were in a dead run, you are likely falling forward at this point as well. You have to remember that officers train to shoot in the upper chest area or “center mass”. This is the easiest part of the body to hit. Going for the legs or feet presents a much narrower target, and one that is moving drastically. This increases the chance of a miss which could end up in an innocent bystander.

  • Singlethoughtprocess

    Al sharpton and Jesse Jackson are both racist. Their racism shines true every time they get a chance to blame the white man when a black man messes up.

  • americaintoilet

    This isn’t a community it’s a cage full of jail bound bottom feeding welfare thugs living on nothing but ignorance and hate , listening to them speak makes you wonder wth happened to America , this race batting is amusing but not at all surprising considering a racist and his cabinet are in the power in USA and dividing the nation and attacking white people has become an accepted norm under this vile administration. Like any of these animals really care when they murder one another rob or rape , that’s just the norm for them. All whites should quit enforcing law and order in black areas and let these vile vulchers devour one another , and the welfare should permanently be withdrawn, let al sharp ton and Obama pay for these useless savages from their own pockets

    • aberqueen

      OMG! Wow that was mean.

  • ATrober

    How does this video prove anything?

    Personally, I think Brown charged the cop being a young cocky (ignorant) youth…just like you see him doing minutes before in the video where he robbed the convenience store.

    What we do know now is there’s an entire street full of LYING witnesses saying Brown was running FROM the cop. ALL the shots are front entry, not a one rear entry.

    Then, we get the typical scumbag lawyers saying this proves this or that….they’d say it proved the world is flat for the PR and whatever money they’re going to get via donations coming in to defend Brown’s cause.

    It’s already sad no one yet has held Brown accountable for just robbing a store (not even his own mom, who somehow thinks he’s an angel???).

    And, the African-American community wonders why the cops are treating them differently? LOOK AT THEIR CRIME STATISTICS. The cop that shot Brown probably had to flee without backup coverage or risk getting a slug in his back.

    • aberqueen

      Many in the black community have severe credibility problems- BUT have a dead body lying in the street like a dog in full view was uncalled for. It showed disrespect for the community.

      • Scott825

        aberqueen wrote: “Many in the black community have severe credibility problems- BUT have a
        dead body lying in the street like a dog in full view was uncalled for.
        It showed disrespect for the community.”

        Yeah, it’s hard to believe the police officer didn’t ask the nice young man to go to a location less ‘disrespectful’ before the 300+ Lb. man rushed at the Officer and the officer had to defend his life.

        Disrespect for the community?!?

        How about disrespect for common sense?

        Most human beings know better than to rush toward someone with a gun. Most human beings know that when a cop yells “freeze” that’s code for STOP.

        If people are hung up on “disrespect”, if that’s what people are concerned about, then to say they’re missing the forest for the trees is an insult to both the forest and the trees.

        They have much bigger problems than “disrespect”…

        • aberqueen

          The problems of the black community is not license for the community to be disrespected and for our dead to be left lying in the street without discretion.

          Two wrongs don’t make a right!!!!

          • Scott825

            aberqueen wrote: “The problems of the black community is not license for the community to be disrespected and for our dead to be left lying in the street
            without discretion.

            Two wrongs don’t make a right!!!!”

            What are you talking about?!?

            Do you think that if a white guy was killed in similar circumstances that they would have done anything differently?

            Do you think they would have moved the body and contaminated the crime scene out of “respect” for the “community”?!?

            How many Sharptons and Jacksons (and celebrity lawyers) do you think would accuse the police of wrongdoing if the evidence was contaminated in some misguided effort — in violation of all sorts of rules and laws regarding crime scenes — to show “sensitivity” by moving the body???

          • aberqueen

            Once again, you CAN’T disprove my theory so you just throw up straw men in the form of unending questions.

            Circular reasoning at work.

          • blue_persuasion

            You’re doing this in reverse. It’s not up to people to disprove your theory, aberqueen — it’s up to the one with the theory to prove it! Otherwise, you’re right simply because you say you are. That’s called an opinion.

          • aberqueen

            NO- when you say someone is wrong, it is YOUR burden to disprove.

          • Scott825

            aberqueen wrote: “NO- when you say someone is wrong, it is YOUR burden to disprove.”

            There are hardly words to describe such confusion.

            Let me try to put it in a context so you will understand.

            If someone is accused of a crime and prosecuted by the District Attorney, the person who is charged with the crime has the presumption of innocence until proven guilty by the prosecutor, correct?

            So the prosecutor says someone did wrong and charges him with a crime. Is the person who was arrested and charged the one who has the responsibility and obligation to PROVE the prosecutor wrong?

            Is the suspect guilty until proven innocent?!?

            Or is it the Prosecutor’s obligation to PROVE his assertion, to PROVE that the suspect is guilty as charged beyond a reasonable doubt?

            You have put the shoe on the other foot, you are claiming that the suspect has the obligation to prove his innocence.

            It doesn’t work like that, aberqueen.

            And you should be glad it doesn’t.

          • blue_persuasion

            You’re beyond crazy. Seriously. Apparently you’ve never debated.

            I could say you like to microwave puppies. Now disprove it. Sounds kinda stupid, doesn’t it?

          • Scott825

            blue_persuasion wrote: “I could say you like to microwave puppies. Now disprove it. Sounds kinda stupid, doesn’t it?”

            Exactly.

            Thank you.

          • Its me, Bruce

            Aberqueen microwaves puppies!!!??? That’s terrible!

          • blue_persuasion

            I know, right? Then she feeds them to neighborhood kids she keeps locked in cages in her cellar.

          • Its me, Bruce

            Nooooooooooooo!

          • blue_persuasion

            YESSSS! AND… she makes them do the cha-cha before she feeds them the puppies. You know, like little performing pets.

          • Scott825

            aberqueen wrote: “Once again, you CAN’T disprove my theory so you just throw up straw men in the form of unending questions.

            Circular reasoning at work.”

            You don’t even understand what you’re asking, you don’t
            understand how logic and reasoning works.
            As blue_persuasion pointed out, you have it assbackwards.

            And you can’t even recognize it.

            How can anyone help you?

            Have you ever looked up the definitions for “straw man” or “circular reasoning”, or are they just terms you throw around on discussion forums when you’re losing badly?

  • chuck708

    Just wondering if the witnesses are a product of a Public School system?

  • slk5

    but, but, he was on his knees in the universal stance for “i surrender”!!!

  • Gary Hondel

    Where is the dashboard video from the police cruiser?

  • chuck708

    I say let the Black commjunity police themselves. Within a year there would be 50% less voters and a break to taxpayers.

  • Paula Berrier Gardner

    Apparently if a black is killed by a black, his life isn’t worth anything. If a black is killed by a white, all hell breaks loose. Where’s the fairness in that?

  • Donna Bleiler

    I have a theory. The officer was trying to stop Brown’s advance by shooting him in his limbs and when he shoot him in the arm, he doubled over putting his head down and the last two shoots hit him in the top of his head, which is what the autopsy report shows. He didn’t intend to kill him.

  • keithbreedlove

    Sorry, but I don’t believe this will change anything because no one is interested in vindication — or truth — except for the supporters of the officer.

  • sss

    The video started after the incident happened and the comments are based off “he said” and “she said” communication form.

  • millerstwo

    Just listen to ‘average’ black conversing in ‘average’ black mumbo jumbo spoken on this video and ask yourself this question….do ya really think that throwing a more dollars towards public education is really going to accomplish anything?
    I’m not mentioning the shooting death of yet another worthless Black thug punk who was either to lazy or unqualified (see explanation above) to get a ‘real’ job so he simply decides to steal from honest people who work for a living, I have absolutely no sympathy for this puke sludge or anyone like him!

  • Michael

    Goes to show you the level people will go and lie. I heard none of the so called witnesses say anything like this guy said. The way they put it. Brown was standing there with hands raised and the cop just unloaded on him. It appears that’s not what happened. By the way Brown acted in the store. I can see that he was already in a bucking mood. He knew what the cop stopped him for. The cop might have at first said something about getting out of road and maybe not. But once he learned heard description he stop and ask where he was coming from. And started to exit car and was attacked. Brown thought he could knock cop out. But didn’t work. Then started running. When he learned he wasn’t going to get away. He turned and tried to attack again and got shot. And you bet your ass those that told story. Saw that and said nothing. Made it look like he just gunned him down for nothing. People that give false info or not all. Should be charged.

  • aberqueen

    My theory: Had the police shown more sensitivity about the horror community members must’ve experience watching his bloody lifeless body in the middle of the street this whole thing would’ve turned out differently.

    People in the community conjured up stories of the police shooting him for no reason in response to the way his body was just left- without any attempt to revive or resuscitate him (or the appearance of caring). When they rushed the father who came on the scene- shooing him away- just made it seem all the more cold.

    • blue_persuasion

      I wish I could believe that was true, but I don’t. The narrative has been since this happened that Michael was running FROM the officer with his hands up. All the stories keep reiterating how a “white officer shot an unarmed young black man,” not only further fanning the flames of racism, but then also refusing to tell the story of what happened. It’s only via social media and non-“news” sites that I was even made aware of the raw video where you could hear someone off camera saying that Michael was rushing the cop and that there had been an altercation.

      From my understanding of everything I’ve seen and heard, it’s the lie that was perpetuated about how this went down that has caused the outrage. Certainly, his body lying in the street probably didn’t HELP, but I just can’t believe that had his body been treated with more respect, that the black community in Ferguson would have not rioted and become absolutely insane.

      • aberqueen

        You can believe it. I’m a black conservative and I was upset when I watched the video. I don’t condone how the community responded nor Michael Brown’s behavior. But I understand that the treatment of the body was shabby and was used by some as an excuse to behave badly.

        Nevertheless, the body was treated shabbily and the community felt disrespected by it.

        • blue_persuasion

          I can meet you halfway and say that maybe *some* would not have reacted the way they did had the body been treated differently (and, again, I have no idea and apparently neither do you how long it was kept that way OR if that’s normal regardless of skin color), but overall, the looting and overall animalistic behavior still would have occurred.

          Also, I’ve watched enough 48 Hours to know that it’s NOT uncommon for a body to lie like this for some time while an investigation is going on. You don’t know what might taint the scene and forensic evidence.

          And again, I will remind you that you have used key words like “it’s my understanding” and “my theory.” Those are not facts. Those are simply one person’s take on limited evidence.

          • aberqueen

            In my mind, the looting and the treatment of the body are related but two separate issues.

            I believe the body’s treatment in the community angered people who were probably already angry, many in an ignorant sort of way.

            Looters used the mistreatment as an excuse to do wrong things.

            The body’s treatment was shabby. The looters rioting and incivility was crappy.

          • blue_persuasion

            Again, aberqueen, you KEEP using terminology that is pure conjecture and speculation. You have no proof about any of it. You’re basing what you think these rabid scum would do because of how a certain aspect of this scenario made YOU feel. You’re projecting what would have made YOU feel better onto unreasonable individuals with no morality and no sense of right and wrong.

          • aberqueen

            Once again, you have NO PROOF of conjecture on my part. Saying it doesn’t make it so.

          • blue_persuasion

            Every f**king thing you’ve said is conjecture because it’s not rooted in fact.

            Definition of conjecture (n)
            Bing Dictionary
            con·jec·ture
            [ kən jékchər ]

            guesswork: the formation of judgments or opinions on the basis of incomplete or inconclusive information

            something guessed: a conclusion, judgment, or statement based on incomplete or inconclusive information

            unproved theorem: a theorem in science or mathematics that has still to be proved

          • aberqueen

            blah, blah, blah.

            PROVE it’s conjecture. Offer FACTS to show them inaccurate.

            Sorry folks, this one is lamer than usual…

          • blue_persuasion

            I can prove it.

            Were you in Ferguson?

            Have you spoken to whole groups of people IN FERGUSON about why they’re rioting?

            Do you know how long the body was lying in the street uncovered?

            Do you know if the amount of time it was lying in the street uncovered was unusually long?

            Do you know if the amount of time it was lying in the street uncovered was longer than the average white person’s body would lie like that?

            Do you have actual statistics and irrefutable evidence to prove that?

            Do you have ANY evidence whatsoever — irrefutable evidence — to prove that these riots wouldn’t have happened had the police just put a blankie over Michael right away?

            If you answer no to any or all of these, IT’S F**KING CONJECTURE, you vapid cow! I even did the leg work and provided the definition of conjecture, because it’s very apparent that that word is not in your vocabulary and is totally unknown to you.

    • James

      I agree. Police are becoming more and more brutal and less and less compassionate. Their training appears to be centered on giving orders to their underlings in a militarized manner. It would make a better country if police made more of an attempt to deescalate problems rather than make them worse. This is happening everywhere. It seems as though police are no longer here to protect and serve. They are here to arrest, at any cost, which causes high tensions and in many cases ruins or ends peoples lives over virtually nothing.

      • Scott825

        James wrote: “Their training appears to be centered on giving orders to their
        underlings in a militarized manner. It would make a better country if
        police made more of an attempt to deescalate problems rather than make
        them worse. This is happening everywhere. It seems as though police are
        no longer here to protect and serve.”

        100% agreed, James.

        But once a crime is committed OR someone defends himself and there is damage to life or property, there are rules, codes, regulations and laws regarding the scene and the gathering of evidence.

        And you can be absolutely, positively sure that if any of those laws, rules, codes or regulations are violated, that some ambulance-chasing dirtbag is going to crucify the PD because of it.

        You can’t ask the PD to be “sensitive” by allowing a mob to contaminate a crime or accident scene, and then be outraged when proper procedure isn’t followed and sue the Police Department.

        So you can’t have it both ways.

        • James

          I disagree. You can have it both ways. The way this could be done is to reduce the police force to its 1980 equivalent. A totalitarian militarized police system is just going to birth new anger, as we are beginning to see now across the entire country. It’s becoming America against the police and that is dangerous for everyone.

          The problem is that the police are no longer protecting and serving. They are going out looking for any little thing they can arrest people for to fulfill quotas for federal police grants and to sustain profits for the privatized prison system. It is in every sense of the word, harassment and in many cases it is kidnapping and torture. When the people get angry because of them being shaken down by those whose initial purpose was to protect and serve, it’s horrifying.

          I don’t know exactly what transpired and this case may make the wrong argument, but the fact remains it was an unarmed man who probably became agitated from an officer using forceful language, if not attempted abduction tactics.

          The police are not the peoples superiors. The people are not the polices subjects. The police are here to serve the people. No one is saying it is an easy job and many people should not be cops. Accountability for actions of police should be stricter in the eyes of the law as it for everyone else. That’s what it should take to wear the badge.

          The right thing to do in this stage of the game may be to confiscate all military grade weaponry from the police, fire all long term law enforcement officers and begin a new system. That way the emerging police mentality will end now.

          For God’s sake they’re out there on American streets using flash bang grenades and riding around in military armor plated vehicles. They look like they are going to war with an alien species with all the crap their wearing. Is that what the police are looking for, a war with a society that fled this persecution in search of freedom? It’s wrong and those that made the decision to deploy such armor on the citizens of this country should be brought up on charges of terrorism. They are TERRORIZING our citizens.

          Before being accused of having a liberal mentality, I am a white conservative and very concerned with the impending military police state.

    • Scott825

      aberqueen wrote: “My theory: Had the police shown more sensitivity about the horror
      community members must’ve experience watching his bloody lifeless body
      in the middle of the street this whole thing would’ve turned out
      differently.”

      Being strangers to violence, it must have been shocking.

      ~~~

      aberqueen wrote: “People in the community conjured up stories of the police shooting him
      for no reason in response to the way his body was just left- without any
      attempt to revive or resuscitate him (or the appearance of caring).”

      Where you there? Do you know whether he was checked to determine if he was dead or alive? If he was checked before the video started rolling, and he was already gone, what point would there have been to put on a show of trying to resuscitate him?

      How can they move the body before evidence is gathered? Photos need to be taken, the lab techs have work to do, etc.

      ~~~

      aberqueen wrote: “When they rushed the father who came on the scene- shooing him away- just made it seem all the more cold.”

      Do you understand the expression “contaminating the evidence” or “contaminating a crime scene”, and why that is a bad thing to allow?

      Do you understand why it was NECESSARY to restrain anyone from being in the vicinity of the body until evidence was gathered?

      • aberqueen

        I wasn’t there. But if the sight of the body in the street is enough to break my heart, I’m glad I wasn’t there.

        Your cold-heartedness does a great disservice!!

        • Scott825

          aberqueen wrote: “I wasn’t there. But if the sight of the body in the straight is enough to break my heart, I’m glad I wasn’t there.”

          It is relatively safe to say most people are glad they weren’t there.

          ~~~

          aberqueen wrote: “Your cold-heartedness does a great disservice!!”

          It is not “cold-heartedness” in the least, what you are doing is excuse-making, justifying further lawlessness, based on emotional overload and lack of any pretense toward objectivity or reason.

          What you are doing is exactly the kind of thing which fuels further lawlessness.

          Is that what you want?

          Would it be more “cold-hearted” to stay silent and let that snowball gather speed as it rolls downhill, or would it be more “cold-hearted” to say something about it, to interrupt the process, before the train leaves the station and more people are injured in further rioting?

          • aberqueen

            Instead of attacking my credibility, DISPROVE my assertion that the body and crime scene would’ve been treated differently in a white neighborhood. !!!

          • blue_persuasion

            You’re asking someone to prove YOU right. That’s not how facts work. You’re the one making the assertion. YOU need to pony up that evidence.

          • aberqueen

            I made a statement. You disputed it. I asked you to back up your dispute. You attack my character and make assumptions about what I think.

            You can’t argue facts so you engage in character assassination.

            FOR THE THIRD TIME, you can’t disprove what you dispute, so your argument is moot.

          • Scott825

            In the immortal words of Eddie Murphy…. “a mind is a terrible thing…”

            You are not being rational.

            You haven’t presented any facts.

            You cannot possibly require someone else to prove you right, it doesn’t work like that, never has, never will.

            All your wailing and gnashing of the teeth won’t change that reality.

          • aberqueen

            Blah, blah, blah. All your heartless chatter won’t change my mind. The more you talk, the meaner you come across.

            Not that you care…

          • blue_persuasion

            I really and truly think you suffer from mental illness. You’re as irrational as those apes in Ferguson, just without the violence.

          • aberqueen

            Now, I’m CONVINCED, you are crazy and need help and attention.

            Have a good day!

          • Scott825

            aberqueen wrote: “Blah, blah, blah. All your heartless chatter won’t change
            my mind.”

            Why didn’t you say so?

            You have already made up your mind, and hardened your heart. You are not interested in hearing or
            considering anything you haven’t already decided to believe.

            How are you any different from the rioters in that regard?

          • blue_persuasion

            WHO THE F*** ATTACKED YOUR CHARACTER??? I’m calling into question your statements and theories! Seriously, you need to step off and bring yourself down a peg, because you aren’t all that.

            I’ve been disproving you all over the place, as have others. Just because YOU can’t see it doesn’t make everyone else wrong, you self-absorbed gas bag.

          • Scott825

            aberqueen wrote: “Instead of attacking my credibility, DISPROVE my assertion that the body
            and crime scene would’ve been treated differently in a white
            neighborhood. !!!”

            A) I did not attack your “credibility”, I pointed out that you are responding emotionally and by doing so you are not making things better.

            B) The person who makes the “assertion” has an obligation to support and defend it, it is not anyone else’s job to “disprove” your assertion.

            White people are killed everyday, how do you theorize they would be treated differently? Which laws, codes, rules and regulations relating to crime scene evidence gathering do you contend that the police would violate if it was a white neighborhood?

            That’s quite a racially charged accusation, surely you have SOME kind of evidence to support that statement?

    • blue_persuasion

      “When they rushed the father who came on the scene- shooing him away- just made it seem all the more cold.”

      That’s standard operating procedure. Every time. Always.

      • aberqueen

        I and my family have witnessed these scenes. Just the other day, a relative LITERALLY shared with me how a guy was killed in the driveway behind the house. The guy with him was shocked and dazed. The police moved him away from the scene. Didn’t ask him ANY questions. He was visibly distraught and the police said NOTHING to him.

        The scene cleared and the poor guy was left sitting on the ground stunned at the loss of his friend.

        No police attention. No EMT attention. Just left distraught. After about an hour after everything and everyone cleared out, he finally got up and walked away.

        So, yes- many black people are treated coldly in the midst of such tragedies. This case is not unique in that respect.

        • blue_persuasion

          EVERYONE is treated “coldly” in the midst of such tragedies. What, you think they call out Dr. Phil and bring popsicles to white people when THEIR family members are dead in the street?

          LOL, you’re so silly.

  • Bob

    Number of unarmed Black men killed by police in the last 5 years…94.
    The number of unarmed Black men killed by OTHER Black men in the last 5 years… over 40,000.
    Seems to me, the people in Ferguson are protesting the wrong people.

  • joeb104

    Potty mouthed Nubian, the natives be getting restless.

  • Brian Mather

    Where is Sharpton and Jackson’s outrage at all of the black on black violence that occurs every single day in inner cities all over the country? There is none.

  • rcsodak

    Lets just all agree…..aberqueen is an imbicile.
    There.
    Next?

    • blue_persuasion

      She’s not an imbecile, but she’s mixing emotionality and clinical facts.

    • blue_persuasion

      I take back what I said. She’s a raving lunatic.

  • ItalianScallion

    What is the reason to show this video, except to insight more violence and unrest. Ive handled many a crime scene and this was NOT the way to handle it. The body shpould have been move immediatly in an ambulance and a crime scene set up right after.

  • sss
    • aberqueen

      This video is truth for looters and folks crying foul when no foul was committed- agreed.

      But it’s not applicable to the poor treatment of the body, the way it was left in plain view for all to see.

      • blue_persuasion

        I think they should have put a sombrero on his head and made him look like he was asleep.

        • Its me, Bruce

          What, no poncho?

          • blue_persuasion

            Well, THEN the natives would have thought it was a party and started coming out of the woodworks with their 40 ounces and blunts.

          • Its me, Bruce

            As long as there is a beat you can dance to, it’s all good.

      • sss

        That aberqueen is exactly what the video is about!! The acts that went on afterwards and still going on which is the looting.

  • Quentin Hurst

    That big sob did not have a gun. This just shows you how much of a man the officer is not. The only thing the officer was in danger of was a good fight. I’m am 5’6 and 130 lbs i would of whooped that big guy with my bare hands. Then would of told him i still love him and drove him to the hospital, so he could get medical attention. Thats what Jesus would of done. Not beat him up but, would of not shot him ether.

  • BirdMan

    Food for Thought:

    There is a debate whether MB, Bum-Rushed DW… Now that we have evidence MB was indeed not gunned down from behind, we find that it is plausible if not possible MB moved forward towards DW in an aggressive manner. How? Keep in mind, MB used his size to intimidate the store clerk and to go a step further, he also moved forward towards the clerk after shoving him out of the way in order to punk the clerk imposing his will.

    Now we fast forward to the shooting and we now have evidence MB was shot on top of the head into the brain.

    Unfortunately, we have Ferguson residents and others who will still hang onto their “I’m not wrong attitude” and either make it about race or try and demonize DW.

  • Fed up!

    Standard procedure in police/civilian shooting death is to wait till CO writes off on the scene. Especially when there’s no video or audio!

  • Mike

    Never heard such intelligent conversation.

  • Helen

    Shielding the body does not disturb evidence..cop cars could have been used. As a nurse, I’m deeply saddened by the blatant disregard the officers showed for this man. No matter what the crime. (there were certainly enough officers standing around watching a body lay there and NO ambulance..not one in the 9 minutes I watched. ) He was allowed to just lay there and die..whether that took a minute or several minutes. No privacy for the loved ones who stood by helpless, no one sheltered his body from the public. As a mother, I am horrified that this boy’s father was not allowed to kneel by his son…even if he could not touch him and though I don’t do drugs, it is irrelevant if this boy had weed in his system..everyone knows weed does NOT make a person violent…it dulls the senses, slows you down a bit… perhaps making the individual not think twice on his actions. Lastly, as a human being…no one deserves the callous way his body was not covered so neighborhood children were forced to see this man’s blood and insides all over the road…where has our moral compass and conscience gone? Please Glen, know that there are several white Americans who live in good neighborhoods reading this that feel the way this situation was treated was very wrong. It’s should NOT be in our vocabulary that this human deserved this.

    • aberqueen

      According to some here, leaving bleeding bodies dead in the middle of the street uncovered is standard protocol these days- including in white communities.

      Of course, that’s how it’s done everywhere these days, right? /sarcasm

      • Helen

        Sadly, I have witnessed the discrimination first hand. All we can do is keep bringing it to light and exposing those who are doing it. This story literally sickened me..and it’s not the community that shrugs..it’s Police Departments State-wide that shrug. I’m not a cop hater..I have just watched many of them make bad decisions lately and get off without a blemish on their record…which is wrong, but everyone wants to find just one excuse to say the bad guy had it coming to him….no, he didn’t need the gun emptied on him…clearly, the cop panicked,

        • $118683104

          Yes he DID need the gun emptied on him. Large men like Brown do not go down from shots in the arm. Cops are taught to fire until the threat is neutralized. You’re being over emotional and not using logic. I’m glad you’re not a law maker.

          • aberqueen

            The community didn’t need to see the body like that. After the threat is neutralized the body needs to be treated with dignity regardless of the crime.

          • $118683104

            Yes.

          • $118683104

            Why are you so wrapped up in that? The shooting is WAY more important.

          • blue_persuasion

            She’s mentally ill. Seriously whackadoodle.

          • Helen

            Blue, you are not a person who can discuss things respectfully or from a place of experience. I wish you well.

          • blue_persuasion

            Prove me wrong that you’re not a window-licking wingnut. :)

            Hey, this “my theory is fact, now prove me wrong” thing might be fun after all. :)

          • aberqueen

            I believe it’s the crux of the issue as to why some in the community responded that way.

            If someone believes the police view them as ‘less than’, the body lying untreated and seemingly ‘abandoned for dead’ reinforces that belief.

            I believe racism exists but it’s not under every rock. More subtle or related forms of it are not really racist but something like a- I don’t know- indifference when the person/people involved are someone you don’t quite relate to in a personal way.

            I think police- like soldiers in war- almost NEED to make ‘threats’ into a faceless ‘other.’ It makes it easier to go against natural inclinations toward empathy and other reflexes from mirror neuron responses.

            Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do- but repeated threats can make one cold and indifferent to the humanity of the one you gotta take out.

            It may not necessarily make you racist but it will likely make you prejudiced and detached, making it easier to forget that a ‘threat’ is also a ‘person.’

          • Helen

            sadly, I disagree with Eye and I feel you speak from ignorance or strictly a P.D point of view. He could have neutralized this situation quickly…my emotional response you note is in how they treated the body AFTER. No emotion necessary in this as a whole…My job requires quick, life saving judgment and compassion, as well as neutralizing combative situations sometimes, regardless of incident. I agree with aberqueen.. the conversations some are posting are proving they feel its is totally okay to make an assumption in order to render a permanent verdict. He had a record…he COULD be high…he is big, he is black, in a low income community therefore I must resort to emptying my barrel on him…not just shoot him in the leg a few times to make sure he fell and didn’t run off, since he appeared to be running toward me…but WITHOUT a weapon drawn.My MAIN complaint is how insignificant the boy’s body was treated and no ambulance showing up. I have a child who is a police officer in FL and they also have an ethical dilemma with this case. Many opinions and feelings floating around on this one….Don’t get ugly by posting jabs. All opinions are valid on this one unless people are posting insults or jabs.

          • blue_persuasion

            If you could have done it so much better, why don’t you become a police officer instead of telling them how to do their jobs from the comfort of your cozy office or living room?

          • Helen

            dear Blue…I work for a living..in a hospital, as a triage nurse…treating everyone…you, are unkind and your jabs are ignorant and unwarranted.

          • blue_persuasion

            Should I call you a waaahhhhmbulance? What a thin-skinned waif you are.

          • $118683104

            The treatment of the body was textbook. They had to investigate it. They followed protocol. Why should Wilson have taken the chance of being beaten to death by a giant lunatic like Brown? Would YOU take that chance?

        • Rose V

          I agree with you Helen, I almost puked; but I think no one could touch it because of forensics and evidence gathering. Heartless, indeed.

    • $118683104

      You may have a small point. But remember, none of that would have happened had he not assaulted a police officer. Where is your sympathy for the man who was forced to kill Brown?

      • aberqueen

        Two wrongs don’t make a right.

        Brown should not have resisted or disobeyed.

        The body should not have been treated like that.

        Both wrong. NEITHER should have happened.

        • $118683104

          I agree with you on the body thing. I don’t know why it was left there for so long.

  • Harry

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU STEAL AND RESIST!!

  • elbi

    where’s the outrage when they kill each other

  • $118683104

    Brown made a choice. He chose poorly. There was nothing racist about this shooting.

    • aberqueen

      What was cruel was leaving the bleeding body in plain view in the middle of the street, for everyone- including young kids- to see.

      THAT’S the problem. The community is responding poorly and looters are using it as an excuse to behave badly.

      BUT the body’s mistreatment is what sparked this less-than-stellar response.

      • blue_persuasion

        They’re using being black as their excuse to behave badly.

        And though you keep making this bulls**t claim, it doesn’t make you right. You’re wrong, because these are ni***rs we’re talking about out there — not decent black people, animalistic ni***rs.

        But I love how they all made you their spokesidiot.

      • Scott825

        aberqueen wrote: “What was cruel was leaving the bleeding body in plain view in the middle
        of the street, for everyone- including young kids- to see.”

        Whose responsibility was it to keep children from seeing something they should not? Do the adults in that “community” have ANY responsibility AT ALL in your world?

        How would the body at a accident or crime scene be treated ANY differently in a “white neighborhood” as you speculated below?

        What evidence can you provide for any such assertion?

        • aberqueen

          The BEST evidence is that crimes committed in white communities are usually only highlighted in police blotters.

          All throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, we all watched how most of the faces of criminals that were black made it to the screen, when the faces of white criminals were only shown for the most heinous of crimes.

          • blue_persuasion

            If that was true, we’d need 25 hours in a day and that’s all television would run is faces of blacks who committed crimes. Now you’re just being hysterical.

          • aberqueen

            Many studies done on it. Sorry, blue.

          • blue_persuasion

            Prove it.

          • Scott825

            aberqueen wrote: “Many studies done on it. Sorry, blue.”

            Can you cite even a single study that proves your assertion?

          • Scott825

            aberqueen wrote: “The BEST evidence is that crimes committed in white communities are usually only highlighted in police blotters.”

            Objection, non-responsive.

            ~~~

            aberqueen wrote: “All throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, we all watched how most of the faces of criminals that were black made it to the screen, when the faces of white criminals were only shown for the most heinous of crimes.”

            Thank you for confirming your racial bias, aberqueen.

        • blue_persuasion

          Evidence? Pffffttt, she don’t need no stinkin’ evidence. Her theories are solid and NOT to be questioned, don’tchaknow.

      • justtryingtomakeit

        As someone in the medical field, if the person is obviously dead, you leave the body on scene until the coroner and investigators get there, you do not disturb a scene.

        • blue_persuasion

          Lordy, now she’s going to go all nutso on you saying how mean you are that you disagreed with her. You’ve been fairly warned.

        • aberqueen

          No, I’m going to say as someone ALSO in the medical field, that you leave the body but you block it from general view.

          Get a grip, blue.

          • blue_persuasion

            Maybe they should have contacted the local strip club and had a bunch of fan dancers come out and create a beautimous blockade.

      • Scott825

        aberqueen wrote: “BUT the body’s mistreatment is what sparked this less-than-stellar response.”

        Why don’t you tell us, aberqueen, how should the Police have treated the body?

        How many people from the “community” should have been allowed to contaminate the evidence at the scene of the shooting, and who was supposed to decide which members of the “community” were allowed to contaminate the evidence and which members of the “community” were not allowed to contaminate the scene?

  • $118683104

    These “protesters” are just like Muslims. They are fine with murdering each other as long as it’s a member of their tribe doing it.

  • Scott825

    aberqueen said: “NO- when you say someone is wrong, it is YOUR burden to disprove.”

    There are hardly words to describe such confusion.

    Let me try to put it in a context so you will understand.

    If someone is accused of a crime and prosecuted by the District Attorney,
    the person who is charged with the crime has the presumption of
    innocence until proven guilty by the prosecutor, correct?

    So the prosecutor says someone did wrong and charges him with a crime. Is the
    person who was arrested and charged the one who has the responsibility
    and obligation to PROVE the prosecutor wrong?

    Is the suspect guilty until proven innocent?!?

    Or is it the Prosecutor’s obligation to PROVE his assertion, to PROVE that
    the suspect is guilty as charged beyond a reasonable doubt?

    You have put the shoe on the other foot, you are claiming that the suspect has the obligation to prove his innocence.

    It doesn’t work like that, aberqueen.

    And you should be glad it doesn’t.

    • aberqueen

      A debate is not the same as the court of law. As usual, you don’t know what you’re talking about!

      • blue_persuasion

        ^^ Obviously has no CLUE how to debate.

      • Scott825

        aberqueen wrote: “A debate is not the same as the court of law. As usual, you don’t know what you’re talking about!”

        The same exact principles of logic and reasoning apply in a debate as apply in a court of law as apply in balancing your checkbook.

        Logic is logic, regardless of the context.

        Except perhaps in the realm of aberqueen…

  • Gail Edwards Novis

    Al Sharpton is a fear monger. He wants to see the rage and he defends the looters and the idiots breaking up the town. Everyone shouls wait until all the facts are in. Stop inciting people to riot and destroy.

  • Nunya bidness

    You crackers wish.

    • Its me, Bruce

      Please learn to form complete sentences. Thank you.

      • blue_persuasion

        It actually is a complete sentence. It’s totally out of context and makes no sense standing alone, but it IS complete.

        • Its me, Bruce

          I yield to your assessment.

          • blue_persuasion

            Doesn’t mean he’s not an ignorant punk. :)

    • $118683104

      Wish for what?

      • blue_persuasion

        I wish for a world where certain groups don’t act like rabid animals. Oh, wait, that wasn’t for me. Let’s hope Mr. Nun comes back.

  • Take 2

    The camera person indicated not seeing the actual shooting ie only hearing a fire or shots in two round sequences. However, inserts the N had his arms up on numerous occasions. Looks like text book wing shots to stop or prevent a bad ending. The liquor store film depicts a person on a mission to disobey the rule society ie Law.

    • blue_persuasion

      True, the one operating the camera didn’t see, but if you listen to the talking in the background, one guy DID see it and says that Michael was bum rushing the cop.

  • Donna Samec-Ollis Davenport

    If this is accurate information, it vindicates the police officer, because the suspect was charging him. The suspect did not stop when told to do so. We must follow police orders at all times.

  • Donna Samec-Ollis Davenport

    Even if the police officer is wrong, we must follow their orders. We can straighten things out later. That young man would be alive today if he would have followed police orders.

    • Duane Arbanas

      We would follow their orders even more if they dressed like leprechauns and put magical colors on their police cars…right Donna?

  • Slippers McEwan

    Yup white guys defending a white cop shooting a black man, can’t say I am surprised that thise would be the defence team racing to the rescue. find and nit pick at the tiniest sliver of hope to vindicate it.

    • KCKitsune

      If Michael Brown was charging the officer then Brown got what he deserved.

      What do you think would happen to YOU if you were charging a police officer? I know I would have gotten shot and I’m pretty damn white.

    • $118683104

      You don’t like justice eh?

      • blue_persuasion

        Those who don’t live within the system rarely do.

    • blue_persuasion

      I don’t care if this cop was as black as the ace of spades and the perp was white. Based on the evidence that is coming out, I would support the COP.

      Unlike you stupid people, I don’t base everything I see and hear on race. Maybe you should try it.

  • Sue Beltramo

    Is there a dashcam video?

    • SinStar

      They forgot to install them. It is a convince for the thugs in blue.

  • OncealwaysaMarine

    “An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping it will eat him last.” – Sir Winston Churchill

    Many of you are in favor of these tactics currently being used by the local police forces around the country. You’re comfortable with it because what you think you see right now is that it only applies to how black males are being handled. You can’t honestly call yourselves either patriots or conservatives if you approve of a police officer using his firearm on an unarmed citizen (when he could have reasonably been expected to use a non-lethal weapon at his disposal, such as a Taser) regardless of skin color or your own perceptions based on race. Just like welfare policy and the dependence on government handouts that is no longer a matter of black vs white, you’ll rue the day you supported this when these tactics are turned on you. You think this is alright because, in your minds, this will only be done against black Americans. Beware of what you support in this heavy-handed militarization of local police forces. Your kids will be next.

    • aberqueen

      I mostly agree.

      I also think parents need to do a better job instilling RESPECT for authority in young people. Most young people are taught EVERYONE has to earn respect- but that’s not true.

      Some people are entitled to respect, whether you like them or not. Police are such people.

      We taught kids in our family, you don’t argue with cops. Some officers already have a negative view of blacks, so don’t give them a reason to make your life difficult.

      If they’re wrong, argue it in court.

      • OncealwaysaMarine

        I agree with it being a home-training, respect for authority and a cultural thing. I think part of this cop’s decision was based in the devaluation of black male life in the current societal context. Part of it comes from from racist attitudes many cops have towards young black males, but it is partly a reaction to this “thug” culture that has a pervasive influence on how many of these young black males present themselves. They play right into the stereotypical image that is socially constructed through the negative imagery that is being presented in the media; even by black men. The black community, especially that segment that glorifies all these black “Steppin’ Fetchit” rappers, is partly responsible for perpetuating the stereotype of black males as ignorant, violent, and disrespectful. If we don’t clean up our own house, we can hardly expect things to get any better.

        • aberqueen

          EXACTLY! If many of these young men believe cops don’t like them, why feed the beast?!

          Sadly, I’ve concluded that I’m not sure the stereotype is inaccurate. Thankfully, not all males are potty-mouth or misogynistic thugs.

          The real problem is when we are not willing to accept that the person in front of us doesn’t fit the stereotype we may hold. That’s what keeps any of us from becoming a close-minded racist.

      • SinStar

        No one is entitled respect. That is the most ridiculous thing I have heard in a long time.

    • $118683104

      I wonder what you would say if you owned a local business that was repeatedly looted by inner city hooligans. Alex Jones is a fraud. I would stop listening to him if you are going to take him seriously.

      • SinStar

        I would say that’s what insurance is for.

  • $118683104

    Obama’s sons sure are dropping like flies.

    • blue_persuasion

      GOOD.

      • $118683104

        Yeah. it’s hard to be sympathetic to thug types. Did you listen to the neighbors on that cell phone video? How are police supposed to deal with morons like that?

        • blue_persuasion

          They do the best they can all so that they can then have their integrity questioned later for reacting to a threat.

  • critdifrnc

    Video was blocked. Black screen that said “This video is private.”

  • Stargazerlily17

    What ever happened to the liberals mantra ” don’t rush to judgement” now that the autopsy toxicology report found drugs in his system the race baiters want an independent autopsy, like liberal michael Baden would defame his reputation and lie???? Poop! Thugs don’t need and excuse to riot, loot, lie, and of course blame whity like JESSE JACKASS AND AL “TAWANA BRAWLEY” SHARPTON WITH THE BLESSINGS AND AID OF ERIC HOLDER

  • maryjane

    The tweets sure sound like he was not stopping and he assaulted the officer in the car. Maybe the first shots were non lethal on purpose and the threat kept coming.

  • $118683104

    This story will be replayed over and over again as long as blacks continue to worship pimps, drug dealers, gang bangers and prostitutes who masquerade as singers.

  • OncealwaysaMarine

    “Ferguson police have claimed that Wilson shot Brown after the teen punched him in the face during a struggle inside of the officer’s police cruiser. Wilson claimed that Brown tried to grab his service weapon. ”

    The police story has been changing daily, it seems. Claiming he “shot Brown after the teen punched him in the face during a struggle inside the officer’s police cruiser,” implies that he shot Brown during the struggle inside the car. But the autopsy proves this not to be the case. So why did he shoot him for punching him with so much distance having been put between them by the time he decided to shoot him to death? The problem with this story is that none of the multiple shots fired into Brown’s head and body were fired at close range. So now, the line is that he was “charging the officer” from a distance (although unarmed), and that’s why he was shot multiple times?

    Why didn’t the officer use his taser? I’m sorry. It doesn’t make sense.

    • blue_persuasion

      His story has not changed. There was a scuffle inside the car, Michael got out and put some distance between them, turned around and taunted Wilson whew drew down on him, and then he ran at him. I’ve been hearing that consistently since the story came out.

    • $118683104

      He wasn’t shot for punching him. Comprehend what you read jarhead.

    • Joe Btfsplk

      Officer confronts subjects from inside his vehicle.
      Officer is attacked while he is still inside his vehicle.
      Officer is punched and feels SOMEONE tries to seize his weapon.
      During struggle weapon discharges.?
      Subjects start running away.
      Officer pursues subjects.
      One subject stops running, turns and charges the officer.
      Officer’s firearms training pays off by him doing EXACTLY what he should do
      when a 6’4″, 325 lb. monster, who moments before attacked said officer,
      turns and charges.

      “Why didn’t the officer use his taser?” Really?
      Why didn’t the officer throw out a bag of marbles on the ground and make him fall down? Why didn’t he spray sleeping gas at the guy. Why didn’t he use the Vulcan nerve pinch on him? Couldn’t the officer have given the young man a “flesh wound”.

      • blue_persuasion

        LOL, he DID give him a flesh wound. Four, in fact. And the SOB kept coming.

        Every time I think I’ve seen enough stupid, folks just keep amazing me. Not you, them.

  • Pat

    I’m getting the message that “This Video is Private”

  • David Gosselin

    “this video is private”

  • Take 2

    Bum rushing the officer…video went private to review again.

  • OncealwaysaMarine

    The title reads: “Does this raw footage vindicate the officer who shot and killed michael brown?

    Then, you can’t watch it because “This video is private.” Makes about as much sense as the rest of this…

    • $118683104

      I watched it earlier.

      • OncealwaysaMarine

        what did you conclude from it? or could you draw any conclusion based on the video?

        • blue_persuasion

          The guy taking the video didn’t see what happened and was directing the camera to the body and the commotion in the street. However, there was another guy in the background talking to someone else, and you could tell HE DID see it and clearly stated that Michael “bum rushed” the cop, and the cop kept shooting at him, and the guy thought the cop was missing. We now know that he didn’t miss — he simply didn’t stop him.

          • OncealwaysaMarine

            That still doesn’t answer why he used lethal force against a guy who he clearly knew to be unarmed with any weapon. It doesn’t answer why he didn’t use his Taser. If I shoot a guy 6 times who is “bum rushing” me before he gets to me, that won’t be a defense in any court of law in America. Why should this be okay for a cop?

          • blue_persuasion

            How do YOU know what he knew? He had already been attacked by this POS. And WTF is that cop supposed to do as Michael comes running BACK at him after having attacked him? Handed him a lollypop?? Seriously, dude, you’re not even dealing with reality here!

            So riddle me this: Since four GUNSHOTS didn’t stop him before the last two did, (you know, the lethal ones), WTF would a taser have done??

            Michael would be alive today if not for the actions and choices of Michael. Period. Blaming anybody or anything else in this situation is insane.

          • OncealwaysaMarine

            What is the “reality?” Am I supposed to believe the reality is that this guy continued to run at a cop who was shooting at him? Is that “reality?” Or is it another police department trying to cover a cop’s a.s.s. with a ridiculous story?

          • blue_persuasion

            That IS the reality. Hopefully that video can be made UNprivate and reposted, because an eye-fugging-witness said that’s exactly what happened.

            Certainly there are some cops out there who do bad things just because they can. This doesn’t appear to be one of those stories. I’m far from a “no cop can do wrong” person — but I AM level-headed enough to treat each incident as its own incident and not lump everything together like you apparently do.

          • $118683104

            That dude was huge man. Come on. He shouldn’t have assaulted and threatened a police officer. Punches kill people all the time. Especially one from a guy that big.

          • SinStar

            Cops can use the “stop resisting” and “I was in fear of my life” card to get away with murder. We however cannot.

        • $118683104

          The guy in the background explained what he saw. He matched the cops story. You could also hear the neighbors say he was shot for no reason WHEN THEY DIDN’T EVEN SEE IT HAPPEN.

    • blue_persuasion

      That’s just happened within the last half hour or so. I’ve seen it multiple times.

  • mariangelw

    It is interesting that the video was taken down, aka made private. I saw it before they took it down. I suppose the person who owned it took it down because it seems to support the officer who shot Brown.
    Point #1; They DO NOT cover a body with a sheet or anything. They put up something to block the view as soon as possible. The officers are not supposed to disturb the scene before the ME or CSI guys clear it. Sometimes that can take more than a few minutes.
    Point #2; The one voice on the video says that the cop shot at Brown (and he thought missed) several times but Brown kept coming (charging) at the cop. aka charging with one’s head down, hence the fatal shot to the top of Brown’s head.
    Point #3; Law enforcement is trained to shoot to kill, not wound. If shot #1,2,3 don’t bring him down, you keep shooting until they stop and/or drop.
    Did the police handle the follow up very well? Who knows? We were not there. White cop, black neighborhood, not a very good set up to start with, a little dicey at best, on both sides. Sorry folks, that’s just the way that is.
    Final Point; If a cop shoots my friend and I think my friend was totally innocent and the cop is a no good something, does that give me the right or even need to go “blow off steam” by burning down my town and tearing it apart? That is the insanity.

    • aberqueen

      Good points all the way around.

  • $118683104

    I remember when I was headed off to college. Smoking weed…..robbing convenience stores….bum rushing cops…. ahh those were the days.

    • SinStar

      You’re a social neo-con — you probably never made it out of the 5th grade.

      • $118683104

        Everyone in Ferguson voted democrat. Your base is filled with very low IQ voters.

  • Becky Placker-Rogers

    When there is a death anywhere, before the investigators arrive they do NOT disturb the scene…it is a crime scene and everything has to be carefully looked at before anything can be moved and yes even covered.

    • aberqueen

      They also block any bodies from public view.

      • blue_persuasion

        Only in white neighborhoods. Don’t forget that. *eyeroll*

        • aberqueen

          ALWAYS in white neighborhoods, usually in other communities as well. It just wasn’t done in this instance.

  • John

    why is this video suddenly private?

  • DB

    Stop playing the race card, black folks. It just so happened that a white officer was first to respond. I don’t think this officer killed him because he was black! You people are just using this excuse so you can riot and loot stores! Shame on you people!!

    You wanna see racist, check out the knockout game on youtube…now that’s racist!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXFPzT6mlfo

  • SHA

    Sounds like the cop shot Michael repeatedly in the arm as he was charging towards the police vehicle in hopes of stopping him (without killing him) but Michael kept coming and the officer had no choice but to shoot him in the head.

  • Nunya bidness

    Sorry if we hold the police to a higher standard than gun toting gangsters.

    • blue_persuasion

      We do. Gun-toting gangsters don’t need a reason to shoot and kill anyone. Cops do.

      • SinStar

        Since when do cops need a reason to shoot someone? They shoot people all the time for BS reasons and then play the “I was in fear of my life” card.

        • blue_persuasion

          Sure they do. All the time. Uh-huh…

          • SinStar

            All the time. You are 5x more likely to get shot by a pig than murdered by a terrorist. They also love shooting the family pet.

  • donnieg

    cmon everybody, you can debate this drama all day, everyday. Bottom line is a person is dead and that is sad. also what is sad is the way he chose to live his life. also sad is the fact that no matter what progress blacks have made there are still people who have made a living out of blaming whitey for all of the black communities problems. Here is a kid who just graduated high school and instead of going to work he is out stealing from others. not stealing food because he is hungry but stealing cigars. Now that community chose to riot over that ? CMON if you are gonna riot how about for jobs if you really do want to work or for a safer community to live in. wait a minute my bad, yall are the ones making it unsafe. Also what is sad is that a police officer who carries a gun to protect himself and others used it to protect himself from an attacking thief now has his life flipped upside down and as of yet there is no evidence that he did anything wrong. If you are gonna riot shouldnt you at least see the evidence first. Thats right you dont want to wait for the evidence you just want to place blame on someone else that just happens to be WHITE.

  • Dwayne Jones

    Southern bigots? Wow! Well the people down here don’t riot and destroy their own neighborhood like you idiots do. So freaking stupid. You people are ignorant its unbelievable.. Jeez……

  • Bobby F. Spriggs Jr

    It appears to me that the thug attacked the police officer who shot him in the act of aggression until he stopped.

  • Slippers McEwan

    I need to ask what kind of weed you get in Muszooray? I can’t see how a dude that was allegedly high on weed felt the need to rush a cop and be all aggressive? I have smoked some of the worst weed known to man and some of the best Acapulco Gold and West Coast Weed ever known and I have never felt like rushing anywhere. So to say that this guy was hyper aggressive and high at the same time, leaves me wondering. Things that make you go hmmmmmm

  • OncealwaysaMarine

    It’s not like cops ever lie, you know.

    • blue_persuasion

      It’s not like hood rat, thugging n***ers don’t lie, too. You know, like the ones who said he was shot in the back with his hands up. ALL lies.

      • SinStar

        Pigs lie under oath all the damn time. I don’t care about the avg citizen that is not under oath to protect and uphold the US Constitution.

        • AmericanIrish

          Might want to re-think that statement. Average citizens are under oath in court as well

        • NOLIKEO

          We have presidents that are supposed to uphold the US Constition, also ;)

    • SinStar

      For real. They are professional liars. The best of the best.

      • Its me, Bruce

        Back in the box, Chester.

    • Its me, Bruce

      I have the impression that Marines would be the first to give an Oath Taker the benefit of the doubt. Maybe your motto was “Sometimes faithful” #HOORAH

  • OncealwaysaMarine

    “This big black kid is running back towards me, after having gotten away…you know? I don’t know what was wrong with him! I’m standing there shooting at him and he runs right into my hail of bullets!”

    Yeah, right.

    • blue_persuasion

      You are seriously demented. I’m telling you that a TON of us here saw this video yesterday and today, and an EYE WITNESS IN THE CROWD was talking to another guy moments after this happened, and he SAID what he saw, and HE SAID that Michael bum rushed him after being told numerous times to halt, and then was shot when he wouldn’t stop, and THEN was shot fatally because he was STILL coming at him.

      That’s not some made-up bullsh*t, this is somebody talking unaware he was being recorded!! Seriously, dude, pull your head out your butt.

    • AmericanIrish

      Cuz’ he would be the first thug thinking he was invincible. Ask the store owner what kind of gentle giant he was..

  • Bren Netters

    There was not reason for the officer to shoot Brown above the waist unless Brown had a weapon. He could have unloaded those same bullets in the legs. To me this shows the officer had an intent to kill. No matter if Michael Brown weighed 30 lbs. or 300 lbs. enough bullets in the leg would have taken him down. No he wasn’t a model citizen and he may have done some bad things in the past and never got caught, I don’t know, but he didn’t deserve to die from a trigger happy cop. On the other hand, African Americans need to stop finding an excuse to rally violently and destroy other people property. This just shows me they were doing it all the time and never got caught. Otherwise they wouldn’t have felt so comfortable looting. Another thing, they need to stop calling on Al Sharpton to fight their battles, he wasn’t there when it happened nor any of the witnesses out there. Even the videos I’ve seen where there are witnesses, there are conflicting stories. People are upset and hurt from seeing a young man’s shot body lying in the street, I get it, but unless you have all the facts there is no reason for all the violence that has occurred. It does not bring Brown back and it doesn’t help his family. Kimora Lee Simmons offered to pay for the funeral. How many of the protesters have offered to financially help Michael Brown’s family? I’m sure his mom had to lose time from work behind this. I’m sure she needs money to pay for attorney. If they want to use their power and want their voices heard, help his family fight the legal system. It will be needed.

    • $118683104

      POLICE ARE TAUGHT TO SHOOT CENTER MASS. THEY ARE TAUGHT TO SHOOT UNTIL THE THE THREAT IS NEUTRALIZED. Get a grip. This isn’t the movies.

      • SinStar

        Pigs are trained to shoot first and ask questions later. They are the largest organized crime syndicate in America. Trigger happy pigs that think they are above the law, and most of them are thanks to the unions and internal affairs, and have more clout than the mafia when it comes to the court system.

        • $118683104

          That’s funny. I’ve never had a problem with them. Maybe YOU are the problem.

          • blue_persuasion

            That’s exactly what I was thinking. The ones who seem to have the biggest problems with the cops are ALWAYS the ones who are the biggest problems FOR the cops.

        • AmericanIrish

          Yeah, they’re the worst..until you need them. Just stop…

        • Its me, Bruce

          Pigs? That is so 60’s. Bill Ayers would be proud of you.

        • NOLIKEO

          Have you had problems with them? I was glad they came when I was attacked years ago.

    • NOLIKEO

      Bren, read the article where Glen’s security team talks about it to Glenn’s co hosts Stu and Pat, about the situation. Makes sense.

  • Constitutionalist

    The video does not play, says it’s private. Please repost.

  • AJ Buffinet Hester

    It says the video is private.

  • AJ Buffinet Hester

    I heard someone say that there are videos around proving that MB was murdered. Does anyone know what they might be referring to?

    • Ann Rand

      Maybe Sharpton would know.

    • $118683104

      They’re lying. They would have been out by now.

    • blue_persuasion

      They’re kept in temperature-controlled storage with eyewitness video of the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot.

  • Allen Mendell Wenzel

    This video is Private… WTF?

  • John Bender

    how do you watch the video. it says its private.

    • $118683104

      That just happened a short time ago. I’d go to youtube and try to find another one if I were you.

      • Cap

        Makes me wonder why… it was likely censored because it didn’t fit the agenda of pro-Brown crowd.

        • $118683104

          That’s what I’m thinking as well.

  • Cap

    I’d like to see this video if someone else can find a link… I’ll post it if I find it.

  • Cap

    I found the link. What a disappointment. It’s not definitive at all.
    youtube … watch?v=SKKWBNSqtS0

  • Scott Davis

    I cant seen anything.. the video is now ‘private’??

  • Dave

    Where’s the outrage for the 30-40 Black kids killed EVERY WEEKEND in Chicago?
    EVERY weekend….More killed in the last year than in the same time frame in AFGHANISTAN.
    BTW they are almost always killed by other Blacks.
    The actual incidents of whites(cops or otherwise) shooting Blacks is very rare….so rare that the press and race baiters make a huge deal every time it does happen.
    Its all political drivel to help the Left.

    • Lloyd D Green

      It’s a distraction from their black on black killing spree!

  • blue_persuasion

    HERE IS THE VIDEO. I haven’t watched it through, so I have no idea if there is captioning where the witness said what he saw, but this is it.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d51_1408243201

    • Cap

      The witness (filming) lied. First he said that he heard gunshots, came outside and brown was on the ground dead. Then later he said he saw his hands up before they shot him.

      Then he told ANOTHER lie. He said Brown was shot again after he fell down. Brown was laying on his belly, and he had no gunshot wounds to his backside. They were all in front. LYING SACK OF ****! Wow, this makes me mad.

      • blue_persuasion

        The guy filming lied, but you hear another guy in the background who was actually there, and you hear him say that Michael rushed the cop.

  • Dianne Urda

    video is shut down now…cannot see it…says it is private.

    • Cap

      youtube.com/watch?v=SKKWBNSqtS0

  • Plowboy87

    Looking at the shot placement the officer had poor trigger finger placement if he is right handed, if he is left handed he is thumbing. He also needs to work on his wrist. As to everything else about this shooting I do not know, I was not there and do not have enough evidence to comment.

    • Cap

      That’s what happens with a factory glock. Striker trigger in factory config is too heavy, break is too long. Every time there’s a police shooting in NY, multiple bystanders are hit.

  • Carol Jeney

    Glenn, this video isn’t showing…marked private.

    • ladybarber61

      Scroll down and you will find it.

  • Maegan Calkins

    There is too must racism…hypothetically a black officer shot a young white man…would there be all of this rioting and anger and hatred? either race, any color, all that should matter are the facts and the legality of the matter…a police officer felt the need to shot a man for reasons known, it shouldn’t matter what color their skin was, what should matter are the character of the people and the facts of the situation. Bad things happen all the time but that doesnt mean more bad things should be happening to defend it on either side….

  • Joseph Kertianis

    I suggest we put this guy you hear on the video in jail…

    • Cap

      That’s the truth. He lied multiple times, contradicted himself.

  • NiX

    When I clicked on the video it was markd “Private”??

    • chucky

      Same. I wonder if someone’s trying to ‘make it go away’?

  • Eva Woolard

    We do not know all of the facts so we can’t really say for sure how this will play out but we do know the beginning. We know it involves two young men. One who is bent in disobeying the law when he walks in the street and causes the traffic to stop and the second is bent on enforcing the law. We also know another fact. When this comes to trial the police officer will not get a fair trial in Ferguson. Maybe not anywhere else as the jury mau be afraid to come to a true decision. We’ll msee.

    • Cap

      If I get killed, it won’t even make local news; because I’m white.

      • $118683104

        Yep.

  • James

    The problem is that the police are no longer protecting and serving. They are going out looking for any little thing they can arrest people for to fulfill quotas for federal police grants and to sustain profits for the privatized prison system. It is in every sense of the word, harassment and in many cases it is kidnapping and torture. When the people get angry because of them being shaken down by those whose initial purpose was to protect and serve, it’s horrifying.

    I don’t know exactly what transpired and this case may make the wrong argument, but the fact remains it was an unarmed man who probably became agitated from an officer using forceful language, if not attempted abduction tactics.

    The police are not the peoples superiors. The people are not the polices subjects. The police are here to serve the people. No one is saying it is an easy job and many people should not be cops. Accountability for actions of police should be stricter in the eyes of the law as it for everyone else. That’s what it should take to wear the badge.

    The right thing to do in this stage of the game may be to confiscate all military grade weaponry from the police, fire all long term law enforcement officers and begin a new system. That way the emerging police mentality will end now.

    For God’s sake they’re out there on American streets using flash bang grenades and riding around in military armor plated vehicles. They look like they are going to war with an alien species with all the crap their wearing. Is that what the police are looking for, a war with a society that fled this persecution in search of freedom? It’s wrong and those that made the decision to deploy such armor on the citizens of this country should be brought up on charges of terrorism. They are TERRORIZING our citizens.

    Before being accused of having a liberal mentality, I am a white conservative and very concerned with the impending military police state.

    • $118683104

      BS. Come on man. the problem is inner city thug life losers.

      • Cap

        …and the sensationalist racism against whitey that follows.

        • James

          It’s happening to middle class whites also…

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8af0QPhJ22s

          • Cap

            I know it is… I was assaulted by police earlier this year just for walking down the street without my ID. Note I said *assaulted.* The officer nearly broke my arm and threw me into his car. Insufficient evidence to make a case. The cop was white. I’m white. But the key element to this: NOBODY SAID JACK, and I got no justice. I committed no crime.

          • $118683104

            It will ALWAYS happen as long as there are HUMAN BEINGS working as police. That video is very sketchy. It doesn’t differentiate between “weed” and other drugs.

          • James

            You have to watch the whole thing. It does differentiate. These things wouldn’t happen if their budgets and force were cut down to 1980 levels. The fact is that the police now have too much power and it’s going to their heads. They have such a dangerous job because they are everywhere, looking for everything, and if they can’t find it they cause trouble to make something happen to fulfill quotas for federal grant money so they can get more hardware.

            If the people allow this to continue, the force will get bigger, the hardware will become more extreme, and our freedom will continue to diminish. Our government is becoming a totalitarian system with an outcome that borders on complete control. Please take a step back and reevaluate your thinking. Don’t let our precious freedoms become a thing of the past because of police rules, guidelines and procedures.

    • $118683104

      Have you thought about the fact that the areas they are mostly riding around in are INNER CITY areas?

  • NOLIKEO

    Didn’t one guy rioting kill another one rioting? Now how is that handled? We don’t have riots here, but black killing blacks is a common occurrence in my city. Didn’t used to happen much before I think ’08…

  • kimcliftrn

    At this point it wouldn’t matter if a video surfaced of Brown molesting a Covent of Nuns. The lynch mob and media has already convicted the cop. This is the nudge to keep white folks from defending themselves because if you do they will claim it’s all about racism. Google all the knockout games and black on white crime it’s a total media blackout. Obama and Holder both stoking the flames for a race war/Jihad on Americans..

    • James

      I disagree. I think the issue has morphed to defend the United States from becoming a totalitarian police state. If the police didn’t use such extreme measures for riot control, the situation would have already deescalated.

      The fact that they came dressed like starship troopers with their full body armor and battle galactica vehicles made everything much worse. This isn’t about the death of one man anymore, it’s about the over use of police power and an attempt to stop the impending militarized police state.

      • chucky

        Oh, so in YOUR opinion, police should just casually wade into riot situations NOT dressed to protect themselves?

      • Imalumberjack

        Perhaps you should go on a ride along with your local PD and see how much power they really have. You would get an education.

  • Dani

    He should have just tazed the idiot, not shot him

    • blue_persuasion

      Shoulda woulda coulda. The fact is, he had just gotten into a scuffle with the officer prior to this where he tried to take the officer’s gun. Then he ran, got some distance away, turned around mocking him, and then rushed back AT the officer, who then shot him four times in the ARM (trying to stop him). When that didn’t work and he was CONTINUING to rush him, he had to shoot him in the head. If gunshots didn’t stop him until a fatal shot was made, what the hell makes you think a taser would have done it? And since he had already proven that he had no problem taking on a cop and punching him in the face and trying to take his gun, what in the world makes you think the cop is then REQUIRED to use a taser, something that may not stop him??

      If you had a bull coming at you, do you want a pea shooter or do you want a gun? Before you start saying what HE should have done, why don’t YOU get off your butt and try doing his job instead of Monday morning quarterbacking the whole thing??

  • Lilly

    You no what is more sad then what happened in this place. Is that it has turned us the people of the world to argue to bully one another. Wouldn’t it make us all a little happier to just be grateful for our own lives our own opinions why must we tare each other down for someone thinking or believing anything contrary to your own beliefs . This is tragic no matter whos side you are on but whats really wrong here is us turning against each other over one event that is significant but has proven to be a destruction to our humanity.

  • James

    This is disgusting. The actual transcript here doesn’t necessarily point to the argument that Brown charged the officer. “Doubling Back” or “Coming Back” as some people think the speaker says, could just as easily meant he turned around, with his hands up, and walked towards the officer who then fired four or more shots. Whoa! And you know what, how funny, that is exactly what the three separate witnesses said happened, all within hours of the actual shooting! And not to mention to the fact that African Americans in St. Louis suburbs don’t exactly use the same vernacular most of white America does, and words carry different meaning for different people. Oh, oh don’t bother mentioning that so much more of the same video has accounts of people describing the killing of an unarmed man who was trying to run. But, why would Glenn Beck point that out? It is much more to his advantage to try and put the blame for this murder on the murder victim, a black man. Ugh. Disgusting. Do any of you actually value human life? Are any of you Christians who believe in the sanctity of life? I doubt it. You’re all far too easily accepting of murder when the victim is a black man.

    • Pteromandias

      A person who is running away doesn’t get shot in the front. No matter what “vernacular” you’re using.

  • linb0315

    And now we have that other piece of work, Holder, who is angry because the video was released that showed this punk pushing a store clerk after he stole from him – not too long before the shooting happened. It’s sad that he was killed but when you play with fire, you’re gonna get burned and he was a big bully! Why isn’t Holder saying “Now folks, you need to go home – this kid was trouble – he pushed a store clerk after stealing from him” – but no, he’s ANGRY because it was released. Can anyone figure that out? 50 FBI agents were sent to Ferguson – 50!! What the hell is going on in our country? Since when does it take 50 FBI agents to get to the bottom of this garbage. I have a solution. Put about 100 flat screen TV’s on one of the streets and those idiots out there protesting will be killing each other to get to them. They are able to protest because they sure as hell don’t work so they have the time and no “good crisis should go to waste” (per Holder and Obama), There you have it!

    • ATrober

      Brown’s parents must have declared jihad on the United States.

      That gets Obama to get Holder on it right away to support them.

  • Lynne Holt Miller

    When I click on the video all I get is a message that says this video is private. So as much as I would love to give an opinion, I can’t. But I will say run Al Sharpton out of town, and I think this will calm down allot. And why is the DOJ doing another autopsy? There have been 2 done already, I think they should be able to get what they need from one of those, but more than that, why are they getting involved at all??

    • James

      The DOJ is getting involved to add a level of impartiality. Whether it is true or not, there is huge perception that the St. Louis authorities have been dishonest. At a minimum, they have withheld important information from the public and the family of the deceased, as well as release irrelevant information that was easily confused with pertinent case facts, such as the robbery report. If the St. Louis coroner came back and said that the killing was an accident, it wouldn’t be accepted by most of the population of Ferguson, already distrusting of a police department that has shown they don’t care about 2/3 of the city. But it would be harder to argue with the DOJ if they came to the same conclusion. Further, the private autopsy done was commissioned by the family and likely can’t be used to press charges or in a court if necessary.

      • Bryan Leach

        The police there have no reason to give out information during an ongoing investigation. You, like us, have no idea what is actually going on. Your statements show you are against the police there. The DOJ has shown how poor it is at doing its job, yet you want them to come in and take over. Technically, this isn’t their job. It’s a city/state issue.

      • ATrober

        The neighborhood of Ferguson doesn’t trust the law?

        Odd. When an entire street of them is on multiple videos on the web lying through their teeth to the law…an autopsy already proving the entire street was full of liars.

    • ATrober

      If Ferguson wants any respect from the U.S. community, they’d get a lot of it running Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton out of town.

  • NOLIKEO

    We all know if a black cop killed a white guy, it wouldn’t make the news. And there would be no rioting.

    • Bat Masterson

      Reality is horrible. I envy your bubble. I need to watch more fox propaganda.

  • Darin Free

    go figure the video is now set to private. I guess because it may speak the truth it is not proper to show or to watch.

    • ATrober

      Probably because the video doesn’t prove anything.

      Just more “he said” stuff, but the same ol’ Brown lying in the street in a pool of blood.

      • blue_persuasion

        Actually, the video proved the cop’s story was true. I saw the video three or four times between last night and today, and you could clearly hear some guy in the background telling WHAT HE SAW. Everybody else is just repeating the lie they believe happened.

        I’m sure it got pulled because it doesn’t fit the narrative. Which, if true, makes that especially heinous since it vindicates the COP.

        • Bat Masterson

          We need thousands of more cops like him.

          • blue_persuasion

            Yes, we do.

          • Bat Masterson

            Actually. I might’ve been being sarcastic.

          • blue_persuasion

            Actually, I knew that and zinged you back.

          • Bat Masterson

            Was your zinger honest?
            Were you birther even before it was cool?

  • ricky2112

    The link has been removed. Why?

    • Trish P

      Censorship by Obama’s thugs.

  • Jo

    I get a message that the video is private and can’t be viewed.

  • baddab

    I went to view the video and the screen says, THIS VIDEO IS PRIVATE…so If the video is private then what’s a link to it doing on here??I was all set to view the video

    • Bat Masterson

      Perhaps you can watch a rerun of All In The Family instead?

    • Trish P

      Check out blocked videos on youtube.

  • Ryan Ellis

    i see nothing it says private

  • Chris Pearson

    The bystander assumes it was a citizen shooting another citizen until the guy telling the story says it was a cop. Then he acts surprised and confirms it multiple times. It doesn’t fit the narrative of “cops out shooting black men”. http://carolesays.com/2014/08/17/what-is-the-norm/

  • Bob Bullock

    Says it is private.

  • Bat Masterson

    God says follow the sheppard glenn into the word salad that justifies doeth murdering of enslaved youth. When doest not think your might be noest strongeth enough useth 6-12 rounds.

    • blue_persuasion

      In fairness, four of those rounds were intentionally aimed to disable and stop him and were not deadly in nature. It was because he wouldn’t stop running at the cop that he finally got stopped.

      • Bat Masterson

        That’s a strong runner. He must’ve been from Beezlebub’s legion.
        You know…THE OBAMEN!

  • Trish P

    Obama’s tech people are continually taking down videos posted (“video is now private”). I am outraged by this censorship which is unconstitutional!!!!!!

    • Bat Masterson

      Bilderberg.

  • Nik

    It now says “This video is private” aka….they don’t want us to see….

    • Bat Masterson

      Are you drooling in anticipation?

  • Mark Pate

    One more thug in a body bag. He brought it on his self. I’d say the same if he were white.

  • Joe Daniels

    You fire until there is a complete cessation of hostility. Same thing
    with physical use of less than lethal force, when they quit and are
    secured, it is over then. What if a larger stronger opponent gets my
    firearm,he then is a greater danger to the officer(s) and general public
    then. Just to give a general definition of theft, to correct Al Sharpton, robbery is when there is physical force is used in the commission of theft. JUST SAYING

  • Joe Momma
  • Joseph Price

    I love how the video is now private. I guess Holder and the NSA wiped it.

  • Matthew

    R handed cop. Needs to practice more. He is jerking the trigger, tightening all his fingers and pushing/anticipating recoil. The Brown’s right arm was probably across the torso/chest mid-strid running towards the cop.

  • Lee Wilson

    video H’s been set to private.

  • Lee Wilson

    In my own opinion what I have seen is what the media wants us to see.. How ed very there was an examination done stating he had his arms up..Now what if being shot unarmed made him fear for his life. What if In his mind he chose self defense? or worse yet made himself in to a martyr?

  • Timmy Greenlee

    Do the details of what Michael did before being shot really matter? Nothing that they have said justifies him being killed. Simple as that. Our police are “trained” to stop people without killing them. Could the officer have shot him without killing him? Absolutely. Was the intent to even try to stop him without killing him present in the officer? No. This “protector and server” decided to fire six shots into Michael. This cop wanted to kill Michael. Michael did not deserve to die.

  • sherri james

    you dont call an ambulance for a dead person, the scene was being investigated you never move the body on something like this. i really dont get all the lay people thinking they know all about what it is involved with police work and such.

  • ReformSchool

    Ugly as Al Sharpton’s signature racism is, Lame Stream Media’s drive to ‘bring the pot to a boil and keep it boiling’ (to increase their rating-based advertising revenue) is obvious from the spin on the facts, visible in the linked ‘DAILY KOS’ storybook.

  • Johnny Ringo

    Glenn,
    The video was pulled?

  • rrchesnutt

    We are in very bad times and our worthless president is going to use this to the max. I would never be a police Officer in any place where you would have to deal with a large black population. He is now going to be consumed with law suits and his whole life he will be hunted by the blacks. You cannot do your job when every move you make against a black person turns out like this. I would not blame any cop on that force if they quit their job and got out of that H-Hole. This is going to go on in any black community from now on. If you are black and want to be a criminal you pretty much have the right now, and if you are confronted by the law they have no right to protect them self or the citizens. Because the blacks now think they have the right to rob, loot, steal, riot, just what ever they want if a white person tries to stop them. But if it is black on black, or black on white they could care less. One kid, who was a criminal dies and the whole place is a war zone. I do not care what your color is, he is on camera robbing a store, and if he got cigars or a million dollars he was still a criminal. And he would have done it again and again, until he was either in jail or dead. Very sad but true.

    • ex-DWP anonymous

      Good people need to move away, far away from these bad areas. Let these areas deteriorate even worse. They’ll all become Detroits or Chicagos where the shootings and killings become even more rampant and prevalent. That’s what these people (uneducated poor blacks) thrive in. If the cops have to jump through hoops and walk on rice paper every time in these neighborhoods, well, why patrol them? The ONLY answer is for a new contingent of conservative blacks to rise up and take over, to lead, to educate their low life communities. Otherwise, who cares? One thing is for sure, if this new mob starts to encroach in the more conservative communities, they will be dealt with severely.

  • Sharon Lynn

    VIDEO PRIVATE, epic failure yet again by glenn beck

  • PappyLove

    This is sad but the cause must be laid at the feet of “so-called” reverend’s who preach hate, not God’s love. These self-serving men fan the flames of racial discord, creating the hatred that results in actions by young blacks, seen here.

    This is a country divided, not by white against black but black against white. I am old enough to have seen the gradual change that men like these have wrought. It saddens me and makes me ashamed that these men pretend to wear the cloak of God’s anointed. There are always consequences to our actions, good and bad, and here I fear for their soul. May they repent before the final call.

  • dave

    It won’t allow me to view say video is private

  • Phantomp

    If every time a white person were killed by a black man the whites rioted the entire country would perpetually be in shambles .

  • Rafael

    So I want to focus on this, does the police officer have the right to shoot an unarmed American to death if you charge him/ resisting arrest without a weapon?

    Example, my friend 21 year old daughter was drunk broke into her ex boyfriends home when the cops arrived she got into an altercation outside the home and continued to attack the police. She was unarmed.
    So in this case the police officer was also in his right to shoot her to death? Yes or no?

    • Rae McCarthy

      No one has the right to attack anyone, especially a police officer. I can say for sure that I would never get shot because I was taught to respect the law. Some people need to learn to respect authority. Period!

    • Jess

      So your 21 year old daughter is the size of a NFL linebacker and had already fractured one of the cop’s face and almost got his gun away? I doubt that. The difference is there was more than likely more than one cop, and I doubt any of them feared for their lives from a drunk woman with poor balance who was unlikely to even shoot a target if she got her hands on a gun. Your comparison couldn’t even be called a comparison. If you act foolish enough to threaten a police officer enough that they fear for their own life, and then you run at them…well….

  • thedogwalker

    Last weekend, an innocent White boy was gunned down and killed by 3 Black thugs, where is the outrage? Why does the majority population of this country put up with this. I am sick and tired of the excuses of “oppression” heard every day. Enough!

  • Gian Garcia

    People abusive and delinquent like that,does not deserve the privilege to live in the middle of a civilized society.Sorry….but is time to call things, by its real name.Period!My 100 % support to the police officer (by the way,police agents sometimes,very abusive with decent and responsible citizens).

  • TAM44

    He would still be alive today if he was not a thug who is portrayed as a great guy.

  • Thomas S

    Just goes to show how ineffective most pistol caliber rounds are. It took a head shot to finally stop the threat. This “boy” was the size of a NFL player and he was hopped up on adrenaline if nothing else, after robbing the store. A single 9mm to the torso was not going to stop his charge.

  • Watch it

    Hey, the video shows as “private” and won’t let you see it. What happened?

  • freebird60

    looks like the video was taken down. I get “private” also.

  • Watch it

    According to CNN, the account of a caller to St. Louis radio station, KTFK, matches
    the account of officer Darren Wilson as to what happened at the time of the shooting.

    “The caller to the radio station identified only as “Josie” told listeners she knew officer Wilson’s side of the story in detail. She said she laid out Wilson’s account, and I’m going to summarize it below. We’ll get the audio for you just a little bit later on on CNN, so be patient. He says the boys were walking in the street. He rolled the window down and told them to get out of the street. He may have called for backup when he pulled over. He heard the call for the strong-arm robbery and saw the teens carrying something that might have been cigars. He pulled over and when he tried to get out of the car twice he was pushed back into the car by Michael. Michael then punched him in the face, and Darren reached for his gun. Michael grabbed the gun, and at one point, had the gun pushed again — Darren’s hip– pushed against Darren’s hip so Darren pushed the gun away and the gun went off. Michael and his friend ran and Darren got out of the car and pursued, as is protocol. He told them to freeze and Michael and his friend turned around.

    Michael started to taunt him and said he wouldn’t shoot him and said he wouldn’t shoot him, meaning he wouldn’t shoot Michael. Michael then bum-rushed him and started coming at him full-speed, so Darren started shooting. She said that Darren really thinks he was on something. He said the final shot was in the forehead and he fell two or three feet in front of the officer.

    Now the source with detailed knowledge of the investigation into the shooting told CNN that this account is accurate.”

    Read more:wilson-says-happened-in-the-michael-brown-shooting/#ixzz3Ar83WuZT

  • Joshua Ward

    This is a bigger discussion of racism. The fact that support groups can change our justice system with false outcry’s is wrong. I voted for Obama the first time for the chance of opportunity to end racism. We past up the chance.

  • Bev JoAnn

    I am so sick of them making this a racial issue! It is a human thing…Officer Wilson was just doing his job! It isn’t his fault the thug tried to bumrush him and then beat him in the face. The victims are: (1) Michael Brown’s loved ones & (2) Officer Wilson. Unfortunately, Brown made bad choices and just because the crowds riot…that doesn’t change the facts. Stop treating these rioters with kid gloves. Stop rewarding them for bad behavior and end this chaos. I live withing 30 miles of Ferguson and that is on tv almost non-stop. The police do not deserve to be victims of people throwing molotov cocktails, rocks, bottles, etc. Get these haters off of the street and let the community begin to heal.

    • Friesjones

      If you’re “so sick of them making this a racial issue” then why are you using racist dogwhistles like “thug?” Seems like you’re one of the ones making this a racist issue when it should be an issue of terrible community policing.

      • obamaisacorn

        Thug = racist? Did blacks co-op the word thug now as a racists term? Should we put that racists term with the other co-opted racists terms like welfare, food stamps, crime and criminal? If libs think of black people when they hear these terms then its clear who the racists are: the libs, YOU!
        Consider what liberalism has accomplished and why they need these terms to be racist: blacks make up 13% of pop, 35% of prison inmates, 40% of welfare recipients, and 72% born out of wedlock. 90% of blacks are shot by another black!
        Are those facts too racist to do anything about?

        • Friesjones

          “Thug” is just a word that racists like you use when you want to use the N word. And you bring up liberalism as if it’s a bad thing, when liberalism is the basis of the American Revolution in the late 18th century. The Founding Fathers were radical liberals. You, on the other hand, promote the Tory point of view, and are obviously loyal to the Aristocracy.

          • blue_persuasion

            When I want to use the N word, I just do. I don’t need tricky little buzz words.

            As for liberalism, look what it’s done to Detroit, Chicago and inner-city DC, to name the most obvious places. Please, whizbang, tell us all how great liberalism has been to these cities. I’ll wait.

          • Friesjones

            I’m sure that when you want to use the N word, you just do. I also bet that you do that a lot. And that makes you not a racist how again?

            As for liberalism, look at a chart of American states containing the ratio of federal tax dollars allocated versus taxes they actually paid, and you’ll see that the Blue states, controlled by Democrats, generally give more to the federal government than they receive from the federal government. Most of the Red States take more money from the federal government than they pay.

            So the Red States, with Republicans and Tea Partiers in charge, ate the TAKERS, and the Blue States, with Democrats in charge, are MAKERS. This is partially because states like California and New York offer more to business than low taxes, such as a KKK-free local government and local employees who can read and write because they didn’t go to school in some right-wing Galtist armpit like Mississippi.

          • blue_persuasion

            “I’m sure that when you want to use the N word, you just do. I also bet that you do that a lot. And that makes you not a racist how again?”
            I never said I wasn’t. But my racism is selective. If you live like a decent human being, raise your family, pay your taxes, stay out of trouble, work a job, maintain your property, and don’t use services as your own personal income, you are WELCOME in my world, and I don’t give a rat’s behind WHAT color you are. If, however, you act like the idiots in Ferguson, Detroit, Chicago, DC, etc., then you simply ARE a n***er. If that makes me racist, so be it. Unlike you, names don’t make me wet myself.

          • Friesjones

            Tons of wrinkly old white people aren’t “paying their taxes,” or “working a job,” yet you don’t call them “thugs” or “Honkies,” do ya? Face your hatred of black people head on, take ownership of that absolute racism inside of you, and then you’ll be self-aware enough to maybe shame yourself into changing for the better. As it stands right now, you come off as a rather rotten example of a human being.

          • blue_persuasion

            Those “wrinkled old white people” already paid their dues. Apparently you stopped reading after my first sentence where I said the people I accept wholeheartedly and without reservation regardless of skin color.

            As for my racism and “shame” (HAHAHAHAHA), if certain segments of blacks quit acting like rabid apes, I wouldn’t view them as n***ers, and hence my racism would be abated. I don’t dislike black people for being black. i dislike a segment of black people who feel entitled, who act like beasts, who breed for welfare dollars, who refuse to be productive members of society, who are looters and criminals and thugs. For the record, I don’t like white people who are like that any better. But blacks are overwhelmingly representative of the “thug” group, due to no action or belief system of mine. That’s all their choice. And because of that, I detest that group. I don’t give two sh*ts what that makes me come across as, and I can guarantee you that not one iota of my self esteem is wrapped up in your acceptance of me.

          • Friesjones

            The failures of inner-city DC, Detroit, and to a much lesser degree Chicago, are caused mainly by poor corporate management and bad business decisions made by our major auto manufacturers, who refused to modernize and move along with changing technology. That’s because our investment class is significantly shorter-sighted than the rest of the world’s investment class. Our rich people are decadent craplords who produce offspring like Paris Hilton.

          • blue_persuasion

            Yeah, you keep telling yourself that. The common denominator is LIBERALS and BLACKS. Those cities are cesspools because blacks en masse don’t know how to live like human beings. That’s THEIR choice, not OUR problem.

          • DMoney

            Apples to oranges, look up what the “liberal” party stood for back then and compare it to now…oh wait, they seem conservative! It’s possible to go TOO liberal, TOO politically correct, TOO tolerant of hate – it’s where we are now. I didn’t realize thugs = black people either, I have used the term to describe all races of idiots. In fact, a Hispanic gentleman I know has “THUG” tattooed on his knuckles, I guess he didn’t get the memo either. I should cry racism because YOU equate all thugs to African Americans, but I’m not a brainwashed liberal conformist that thinks I am smarter, more cultured, more socially aware than the rest of the world.

          • Friesjones

            You’d have to have been living in a cave in the hills since the
            Trayvon Martin shooting to not know that “thug” is the word that white
            folks use now when they would prefer to say the N word but don’t in
            order to maintain a thin false veneer of color blindness.

            And, as
            an American, I find it appalling that another American such as yourself
            believes that we can have “TOO MUCH” in the way of civil rights. What
            are you, a supporter of INDIVIDUAL rights, or a STATIST? You sure TALK
            LIKE a Statist. You sure seem to have a problem with the underlying
            fundamental principles of individual liberty. You seem to LIKE “stop
            & frisk” as long as it mainly targets black people, must HATE our
            Second Amendment rights since you are a proponent of nanny-state
            policing that quasi-randomly selects people for weapons searches.

            Liberty:
            You’re doing it wrong. You have it exactly bass-ackwards. You’ve
            swallowed the Inverse N*zi propaganda hook lone and sinker. The
            original N*zis believed in the State controlling the factors of
            production, and the Inverse N*zis you are following believe in the
            factors of production controlling the State. You still wind up with
            f@scists, a police state, and the population is trained and encouraged
            to fight each other along bogus lines of race and creed when our real
            enemies are the Elites who currently own and control everything.

            You, sir, are a Useful Idi0t.

          • billcrosby

            “Apples to oranges, look up what the “liberal” party stood for back then and compare it to now…oh wait, they seem conservative!”

            What is this supposed to mean?

      • EdWood

        Maybe he should have said A$$HOLE no racist tone there. All people have A$$HOLES no matter what race they are.

      • blue_persuasion

        No, dear, a racist dogwhistle would be to call him a n***er.

        • Friesjones

          Said the guy who doesn’t know what a dog whistle is or how it works or what common expressions mean. Illiterate much, Blue Persuasion?

          • DMoney

            Burn? Maybe? Wow what a zinger, “Bro do you even know what a dog whistle is?”

          • blue_persuasion

            Yeah, I don’t speak thug.

      • SelfPreservation

        Webster’s Dictionary: thug n [Hindi & Urdu thag, lit., thief]: a brutal ruffian or assassin. Does that help you out? To use the term thug is NOT racist, it is used however, to describe ones behavior. It could be replaced with bully, but that might also be offensive to you. You might not like bulls. Better yet, why don’t you watch this video by a man who knows what this is ALL ABOUT and he’s sick of it!!.
        http://youtu.be/NQ_RpVSjr6w Taken from a posters comment above.

        • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ Rev Jim Jones

          Every now and then a suspended body will break free of it’s gravitational forces and commence on a spectacular journey though the universe while the rest of the bodies remain trapped behind in an infinite orbit.

          You’re witnessing one such a journey and i say bravo!

      • Bev JoAnn

        Thug has nothing to do with race…look it up!

  • BookMDanno

    Psst: there’s a group of people out there who don’t really WANT the truth. You think THE TRUTH is going to change the narrative?

    • leslymill

      whispering the truth and shouting out lies doesn’t change the narrative…truth will continue to stand

  • obamaisacorn

    Facts don’t matter:
    95% of blacks still think OJ is innocent.
    95% of blacks voted for the plight they’re in…twice!
    ’nuff said.

    • billcrosby

      oh 95% of blacks voted for Reagan? News to me

      • DMoney

        HAHAHA, what an idiot.

        • billcrosby

          Who, Reagan?

  • Fay Butler

    What they said then and what they will testify to in court may be two different things. Let us hope there are still honest folks in the black community who are sick and tired of the sort of behavior we saw Michael Brown guilty of the night he was killed.

    Because of people like him, businesses will not locate in that vicinity, not even grocery stores. That means no local jobs and terrible inconvenience.

    • DMoney

      Exactly, I’m sure the story will change to defend the criminal in court now that they know the rest of the black community is out for underserved revenge…the only honesty you will get from any of his neighbors is candid videos at the time of the shooting.

  • candy

    it says ” this video is private”.. ugh

  • Nor Bolbe

    but but but…He didn do nuffin! He a gewd boi!

  • Chad Jones

    Dude Goes Off About The Race Rioters In St. Louis…: http://youtu.be/NQ_RpVSjr6w

    This man is who you should look up to and follow. ..not the racist Jesse Jackson and the 1980s dope dealer Al sharpton…people will always be judged but acting crazy in the streets doesn’t change the views of people

  • amoffsite

    Where are all the videos that you know his neighbors took??? They must show something that they don’t want us to see. How tall was the police officer?

    • blue_persuasion

      The video (which was linked here) was pulled — either by the originator or by the government. My thought is it’s the latter, because they don’t want you to know that it wasn’t as simple as a baby-faced little cherub being gunned down by da big, bad man.

    • DMoney

      They are keeping the videos to themselves, because they know the videos will only help the officer’s case, and that’s the last thing these racists want. They’d rather see an innocent white officer in prison than another black criminal.

  • Bad Barbie

    Just like some are condemning Brown for deserving his death. Darren can just kill himself if he can’t live with what he did. He thought someone else didn’t deserve to live based on their actions. Even.

    • DMoney

      Lol, except I’m sure he CAN live with killing this monster. Neither of them deserve death, but you do.

  • Aaron J. Scott

    clicked and it said this video is private

  • Justin Woodward

    Screw this crap!!! Lets get this racial war going!! You colored folks are looking for a reason! Here it is!! Most white folks have tried to get along and bend to these racial/racist claims from blacks and mexicans. Could be a big reason why obama is in office today. Whites are scared of being called racists when in all actuality we all no what he is doing to our Republic! So here it is, you want it, fome get it!!! I am tired of waiting and I am sick and tired of you attacking those who cannot protect themselves! But I guess that is your plan, prey on the weak because you are too weak to face us all!!!
    Cowards!!

    • LostSok

      Most of “those colored folks” are people with families and jobs who just want to live in peace. You live in a sad, dark, scary little world. I honestly feel bad for you.

      • Justin Woodward

        Haha!! If these are the ones with families and jobs who just want to live in peace, I would really hate to see what world you live in!! Where I am from, you do not riot and kill innocent people to make a point!! These people, black, white, brown yellow or whatever who are rioting, may have jobs. May have families! But they are just as much criminals as the man shot and killed for rushing an armed police officer! Had that guy reached the cop and killed him would they be rioting, or celebrating? You say these people are innocent, hard working families!? You need to wake up and view the world for what it is today!!

    • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ Rev Jim Jones

      the “race war” is being propagated by community leaders and politician that profit from division.

      don’t get me wrong i know there is racial hate (white, black, brown and yellow) in America but i don’t know of any community or individual that i have problem with until the activists and anarchists get involved.

      don’t fall prey to what our activists. politicians and community leaders are doing.

      • Justin Woodward

        I agree totally!!

  • jdavis27107

    Again, so much ignorance. Forget white/black and go to the facts. Quit defending these punks and trying to make criminals innocent. He broke the law, he charged the officer, he died!

  • jim

    “Law and order conservatives” confuse police accountability with the coddling of criminals and terrorists. They are unable to comprehend that unaccountable police are a greater threat to them than are criminals without badges.

    The Mike Brown Shooting
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_icVWKO4_o#t=30

    • Puddin’tane

      So I guess we are to also believe the “EYEWITNESS” that said his cousin was on his knees, hands in air, begging for his life? And the others giving different “police wrong” stories? THEN there is the video iwith the conversation going on in the background (without their knowledge) where the man says he kept coming at the cop? OTHERS.

      • jim

        That may be so but -though many Americans commonly believe law enforcement’s role in society is to protect them and ensure peace and stability within the community, the sad reality is that police departments are often more focused on enforcing laws, making arrests and issuing citations.

        As a result of this as well as an increase in militarized policing techniques, Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist !

    • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ Rev Jim Jones

      a very thorough account; attorneys and activists could learn from this young man.

      impressed anyone could memorize the “events as they happened” on such short notice.

  • Aaron Moore

    Hello everyone. My name is Aaron. I am 21 years old 5’8″, 180 lbs. African American from the state of Hawai’i. I have been detained by the police on three separate occasions as a result of my skin. Now, please don;t think I am saying this to bash the police, I appreciate their work. I say this simply to lend what small bit of credibility that it can. I am stopped at literally every police checkpoint without fail. I have had my fair share of run ins with the police, though never as a result of having broken the law, but I am still black. There is a noted sense of distrust on both ends of the spectrum. The police are not trusting of me (why should they be in the first place?), and I do not trust them (a sad reality of the day and age we live in). This shooting is a tragedy, true, but what I find more alarming, is the course of discussion following. People playing the race card, and others playing the thug/criminal card, is not a discussion. These are not arguments, they are points of view at best. Let’s take a moment to appreciate that none of us are in any way connected to this, other than by opinion or race. If any one here actually is directly related to it, then they should be the ones to speak. Otherwise, the chain of comments in response to one another are fueling the fire for no sensible reason. This is not a contest to see who can be more sociopolitically aware. Kill the hate, not each other.

  • Verneice Newell Richard

    Four words: Innocent until proven guilty.

    • LostSok

      That’s absolutely true of Micheal Brown. Shame he’ll never get his day in court.

  • Suisan R

    Would it really make any difference? Video evidence or not, the heat goes up, tempers flare and people get “stupid” over the smallest, perceived slights. Once one gets their ire up, their neighbors ‘empathize’ with them, then their neighbors and, before you know it, you have a city in “crisis” as the riots, vandalism and disorder reigns.

    Personally, I do have a problem with this incident in Ferguson, but not the one that most folks have. The situation had not progressed in a appreciative manner for the officer to draw his weapon, let alone fire it. If the cop was going to draw a piece of his equipment while dealing with Mister Brown, it should’ve been his PR-24, Collapsible ASP or even a TAZR — assuming he even had one of those three. At a Minimum, he should’ve been on the radio calling for back up the entire time he was in agitated conversation with the young man.

    I also have a problem with Mister Brown, who is on video pushing around an older gentleman who is much smaller than Brown was. You, sir, were a bully and were finally ‘caught’ doing bullish things and – when confronted by an officer you had the audacity to attempt to bully a Law Enforcement officer and you, ultimately, paid the price.
    I feel sorry for you.
    Your mother didn’t raise you right. You didn’t respect your elders, you didn’t respect figures of authority and now . . . well, maybe you’ll be more respecting of others wherever your next life brings you.

    • LostSok

      You have a lot of valid and balanced points…IF. If Michael Brown was as bad as you make him sound.

      Recent accounts suggest the store owner said the incident “wasn’t a big deal” and never called the cops. It’s not unlikely he knew Brown, and sorry…teenagers have attitudes at times. My son–who has served two tours in Iraq–was a total jerk for a spell as a teenager. I almost popped him in the mouth one time for calling me a c**ks**ker.

      My big brother was even worse as a teen. Belligerent, hot-tempered, a total pain in teh rear. He has been a US Marshall for 20+ years now.

      Suggesting his mother didn’t raise him right is to suggest that good parenting means teenagers are all sweethearts. If you believe that, I’ve got some farmland on Venus to sell you. Cheap!

  • Black Judah

    Officer should have not have chased Brown after being hit. He should have simply called for back-up.

    • blue_persuasion

      Seriously, F*** OFF. Brown BROKE HIS EYE SOCKET and tried to wrestle his gun away! He got what was coming to him after then rushing Wilson.

  • Puddin’tane

    I can say that I listen to police dispatch day and night (and Little Rock, ar was just given an award for being the most dangerous big city). I am hollaring at the police “shoot him” when they are on a call chasing some thug all over a neighborhood for breaking and entering. OK…..THEN THE PROTEST IS THAT HE “ONLY” DID THIS OR THAT”……If you work for your material things and your house, it is not right to expect the punishment to be lenient because they didn’t kill someone. DAYUM….They are THUGS in training at 13-17 years old.

    • LostSok

      You’re hollering at a scanner to “shoot him.” That’s genuinely the saddest thing I’ve ever read in my entire life.

  • Seahorse

    THE VIDEO HAS BEEN DELETED!!!!!

  • Puddin’tane

    Besides the fact that the press conference repeatedly indicated that all the details were not known yet, but he wasn’t shot in the back unless it was his arm OR HIS ARM WAS UP. He wasn’t ON HIS KNEES BEGGING FOR HIS LIFE LIKE SOME “EYEWITNESSES” SAY. It was also stated that the eye shot could have been a RE=ENTRY shot from the forhead shot. These people don’t want JUSTICE…they just want the cop charged with capital murder. That lawyer repeatedly using the term EXECUTED”….WHAT A MAN. I SUPPORT THE POLICE AND I PRAY THAT HE WAS BEING AS FAIR AS HE COULD BE. Whereas, the mom just wants JUSTICE…and clarified that meant the officer being punished for this.

  • sassymother

    That is not true that he wasn’t armed. He may not have had a gun, but he was armed with 2 fists that could land a mighty blow. He was armed with a large stature. He was armed with a disrespectful attitude.

    • LostSok

      I missed where having a disrespectful attitude is a criminal offense…subject to capitol punishment.

  • Gloria

    Tell me, why is it that when 3 black men gun down a white man that the white population doesn’t riot and destroy property and others? Is it that we don’t care? And what about the knock out game? This game has even killed people and seemingly nothing is done. Now you have Erick Holder and our (so called) president getting involved? Puzzling isn’t it? Just asking!!

  • Rhett J D.

    If he wasnt guilty then why did he run…

  • Robert Novak

    This video is private error message

  • Joe Mac

    First off-, I’m sick and tired of Mr. Brown being referred to as a “kid”, “child’, and “boy”. He was 18 years old. Old enough to vote, old enough to fight and die for his country if he so chose, old enough to be involved in legal matters such as contracts, etc. He was also a huge man, not a “little boy” as I’ve heard several times. He was also acting aggressive that day, as evidenced by the footage from the store and his fight with the cops. If I had a man twice my size charging me and I was armed, I’d shoot too. IF he charged at the cop, the cop is off the hook. IF he didn’t, the cop is toast. The truth, though, is being bent and twisted as we speak, by all the race baiters and do gooders who’re flooding Ferguson to make use of this event for their own agendas. That includes the AG. Why the hell is he even there? Why hasn’t he gone to Chicago? They apparently can’t control violence there either. Oh, wait, it’s black on black there and black on white, it’s ok then.

    • LostSok

      Find one instance–literally just ONE–where someone seriously said black on black or black on while crime is “okay.”

      Literally: one.

  • LostSok

    This video is just people discussing what they thought they saw. Any incident will have numerous people telling numerous things. People believing this wholesale makes no more sense than those who believe any other one “eyewitness.”

    The bottom line is this: the police department has completely and utterly lost the trust and respect of the people they SERVE. That is a horrible thing to happen in a community.

  • BookMDanno

    I hate to say it, but I hear foreign leaders and students in foreign countries who speak perfect English, yet we’ve got home-grown 2nd & 3rd generation Americans who’ve been provided free education who are almost unintelligible.

  • tj

    Got what he deserved. Should have shot him in the head first and saved the bullets!

  • Cliff Jo

    SHARPTON IS SAYING SHOPLIFTING WAS WHAT THIS GUY DID, UHHH… NOO ! IT WAS ROBBERY AS SOON AS BROWN PUT HIS HANDS ON THE STORE CLERK / OWNER THEN TOOK OFF I’M AMAZED HOW THEY MINCE WORDES AND MINIMIZE THE CRIME THAT WAS COMMITTED BY THIS “GOOD BOY ” WHO LIKE FAMILY GUY, SHARPTON THINKS PEOPLE ARE AS STUPID AND IGNORANT AS HE IS WE KNOW THE TOWN OF FERGUSON ARE STUPID CAUSE THEY SAW WHAT HAPPENED AND STILL RIOTED ANY DECENT HUMAN BEING WITH THE SENSE OS OF A DONKEY WOULD SAY” WELL IF HE DIDN’T GET INTO IT AND IN THE POLICES FACE , HIM KNOWING POLICE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SHOOT HIM, WHY WOULD YOU TEMP THE OUTCOME BY ATTACKING SOMEONE HOLDING A GUN . THIS AIN’T ABOUT RACE ITS ABOUT ACTIONS AND BROWNS STUPIDITY AND WILLINGNESS TO FORCE HIMSELF ON WHOMEVER HE COULD GET AWAY WITH DOING THAT TO … GOOD PARENTING I THINK………….NOOOOOOOOT !!

  • Vince Hanna

    It is normal protocol to not move a body which you believe is dead until the corner arrives. They must maintain crime scene control to preserve evidence. That’s the reason the body was not moved. In California no one can touch the body except the corner or corner investigator. In California, police are trained to shoot center body mass and the head. It is not uncommon that an officer must shoot several rounds in order to stop a suspect. Officer involved shooting in reality are not like the movies. I personally know of an incident where a suspect was shot in the heart and ran away for another 30 seconds before he finally collapsed. I also know that in one shooting officers shot a suspect 24 times before the suspect finally collapsed. And it all happened in a matter of seconds. Officers are taught to shoot until the threat stops. Based on preliminary facts in this case, it appears that Michael assaulted the officer causing a facial injury and attempted to take the officers gun while in the officers own car.. Then the suspect turn back and charged the officer. This is a large, 6–4 300 pound, suspect. Based on this, any reasonable officer with similar training and experience could justify being in fear for their life and thus the need to defend themselves with a firearm. Case law requires that a police officer use of force actions be judged not with 20-20 hindsight but rather from another officers viewpoint who has similar training and experience.

    • Vince Hanna

      Last, an officer does not need to see a gun or have a gun pointed at him before he uses deadly force to defend himself. They suspect doesn’t necessarily have to be armed and order depose in immediate threat to an officer. The grand jury and or court will look at the totality of the circumstances including the officers mindset in order to determine whether the use of force was justified or not. Hopefully this clears up any misunderstandings.