Ferguson: New Testimony Looks Bad for Brown

Barb Wire

As Ferguson, Missouri endures yet another night of violence and anarchy, details are beginning to come out about the recent police shooting of a black youth…and many of these details tell a different story than the one being given to us by the “mainstream” media (surprise, surprise).

We were initially told by the “mainstream” media and the race pimps that police shot an unarmed black youth for just walking down the street.  Of course, the forces of chaos couldn’t wait for an investigation and instead began a week of riots and property destruction.

After a few days of riots, in desperation the police released a video which showed a young man matching the description of Michael Brown, the young man who was shot, using force to rob a store shortly before the shooting incident. Of course, Leftist Missouri Governor Jay Nixon had to denounce any attempt by the police to provide information (other than the narrative that police are a bunch of bloodthirsty racists) as attempting to smear the character of the young man who was shot (damn the truth, embrace the race-baiting narrative!).  Nixon is the jack*** Democrat governor who denounced local police for using too much force to deal with riots…and who has now ordered the national guard to Ferguson (isn’t it interesting how liberals always “deplore” the use of force by people who respect the law…until it becomes their responsibility to deal with lawless behavior?).

But now a bystander’s video taken moments after the shooting tells another story, a story in which the black youth aggressively went after the cop (what police were initially trying to tell us all along).

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From the Tea Party News Network, this transcript of the background chatter in the video:

#1 How’d he get from there to there?

#2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck – cause he was like over the truck


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


#2 Then the next thing I know he doubled back toward him cus – the police had his gun drawn already on him –

#1. Oh, the police got his gun

#2 The police kept dumpin on him, and I’m thinking the police kept missing – he like – be like – but he kept coming toward him


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

#1 The Police?

#2 The Police shot him

#1 Police?

#2 The next thing I know … I’m thinking … the dude started running … (garbled something about “he took it from him”)

Notice that this account contradicts the narrative we’re being told by Brown’s companion, i.e. that they were just walking along and this racist white cop decided to shoot Brown. This account indicates that Brown actually was inside the police vehicle, as police accounts initially indicated. There is also discussion of a struggle over a gun, as police reports indicated.

And from an article on the same subject from the British Daily Mail, we hear an account of the incident from a friend of Officer Darren Wilson, the cop who shot Brown:

‘He pulled up ahead of them. And then he got a call-in that there was a strong-arm robbery. And, they gave a description,’ said the friend in an interview with Josie on The Dana Show.

‘And, he’s looking at them and they got something in their hands and it looks like it could be what, you know those cigars or whatever. So he goes in reverse back to them.

‘Tries to get out of his car. They slam his door shut violently. I think he said Michael did. And, then he opened the car again. He tried to get out. He stands up.

‘And then Michael just bum-rushes him and shoves him back into his car. Punches him in the face and them Darren grabs for his gun. Michael grabbed for the gun. At one point he got the gun entirely turned against his hip.

‘And he shoves it away. And the gun goes off.

‘Well, then Michael takes off and gets to be about 35 feet away. And, Darren’s first protocol is to pursue. So, he stands up and yells, ‘Freeze!# Michael and his friend turn around.

‘And Michael taunts him… And then all the sudden he just started bumrushing him. He just started coming at him full speed.

‘And, so he just started shooting. And, he just kept coming. And, so he really thinks he was on something.’

This account indicates aggressive behavior by Brown, slamming the policeman’s vehicle door as the policeman attempted to get out. Then Brown “bum-rushing” the cop as the police man attempts to get out again, shoving the policeman back into the police vehicle.

This is not the behavior of an innocent young man walking down the road, minding his own business. Rather, it lines up with the behavior of someone who might have used force to rob a store minutes before.

And as the last sentence of the account above indicates, the police officer had reason to believe Brown might have been on drugs or something. After all, normal, rational people don’t aggressively come after armed police officers. And when you’re dealing with a person who is out of their mind on intoxicants (as I have had to do in my former police career), you don’t know what they are going to do or what they are capable of. Someone who has already aggressively attacked you and perhaps tried to take your weapon away from you has indicated that they are a threat to you and likely want to take your life.

There are still tons of details we don’t know.  But wouldn’t it have been a novel concept to actually wait until the matter had been fully investigated and a full report issued…before going into full riot mode, endangering people and destroying property?

But alas, the Left never wants to wait for the truth. Indeed, the truth is usually counterproductive to the Left’s narrative and intent. As TheTeaParty.net Executive Director Niger Innis said over the weekend, the Leftist race baiters are “racial arsonists,” seeking to start societal fires using racial animosity as the tinder.

Welcome to Barack Obama’s “post-racial America”–the world where whites are always to blame and facts are unnecessary.

Warning: extremely profane language on this witness video

(Editors note: The video in question has since been marked private and was no longer available at the time of this posting.)

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Bob Ellis
Bob Ellis has been the owner of conservative media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year veteran of the United States Air Force, a political commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for 20 years, including a founding Tea Party leader and organizer starting in 2009. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.

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