Thursday, October 23, 2014

The official autopsy is in and it suggests that the gunshot wound to Michael Brown’s hand indicates that he was reaching for police officer Darren Wilson’s firearm during an altercation, which ended in with his death last summer. The event sparked mass unrest in Ferguson, Missouri and a discussion about race relations in America.

Moreover, the autopsy’s results come into conflict with eyewitness reports, which said that Brown was shot while running away from Officer Wilson (via St. Louis Dispatch) [emphasis mine]:
The St. Louis medical examiner, Dr. Michael Graham, who is not part of the official investigation, reviewed the autopsy report for the newspaper. He said Tuesday that it “does support that there was a significant altercation at the car.
Graham said the examination indicated a shot traveled from the tip of Brown’s right thumb toward his wrist. The official report notes an absence of stippling, powder burns around a wound that indicate a shot fired at relatively short range.
But Graham said, “Sometimes when it’s really close, such as within an inch or so, there is no stipple, just smoke.
The report on a supplemental microscopic exam of tissue from the thumb wound showed foreign matter “consistent with products that are discharged from the barrel of a firearm.”
Dr. Judy Melinek, a forensic pathologist in San Francisco, said the autopsy “supports the fact that this guy is reaching for the gun, if he has gunpowder particulate material in the wound.” she added.
Sources told the Post-Dispatch that Brown’s blood had been found on Wilson’s gun.
Melinek also said the autopsy did not support witnesses who have claimed Brown was shot while running away from Wilson, or with his hands up.
She said Brown was facing Wilson when Brown took a shot to the forehead, two shots to the chest and a shot to the upper right arm. The wound to the top of Brown’s head would indicate he was falling forward or in a lunging position toward the shooter; the shot was instantly fatal.
A sixth shot that hit the forearm traveled from the back of the arm to the inner arm, which means Brown’s palms could not have been facing Wilson, as some witnesses have said, Melinek said. That trajectory shows Brown probably was not taking a standard surrender position with arms above the shoulders and palms out when he was hit, she said.

2 comments:

  1. I was reading in the New Nation News today about a little four year old named Mercedes savagely beaten to death by her mother’s coon boyfriend. When will white women learn these animals are not far from the jungle? Their actions mimic those of wild apes in the tropical rain forests of Africa. I blame the girl’s mother for letting the ape in the house to begin with! I would shoot that goddamned coon in the head and be done with it; or maybe a good lynching.

    For any coon apologists out there; show me a story where a white man beat a little black girl to death and I would gladly get the rope myself.

    That is the difference between the races; blacks are somehow more precious than whites according the media and our current President and government. Hell…it is even taboo to mention the race of the killer if he happens to be black. CPR is one of the few places to even discuss there might be a problem with blacks.

    Now…on to the story…one thug coon gets justifiably shot in the head and legions of coons and coon lovers descend on Ferguson. Why did this happen? Chimp-like behavior is the nexus of this phenomenon. People who know blacks respect them enough to understand most of them are dangerous wild animals and they ROAM in packs!

    Michael Brown was charging Officer Wilson like a bull elephant in rut. The article doesn’t mention it but Brown was also high on marijuana.

    The blacks don’t want to hear the truth; they want to hear lies! That is why they keep voting for the same party for fifty years which gives them nothing but lies.

    The obvious solution is separation of the races. When the population of a community gets to be about 20% black, there is a major tick upwards in crime statistics and tick downward in property values. Whites need to stop denying the truth! The problem is with BLACKS!
    If anyone doesn’t believe me, please read the stats. Ninety-seven percent of the murders in St. Louis are committed by black (YOUNG BLACK MALES). Blacks comprise 49% of the total population in St. Louis but do the vast majority of the violent crimes including rape. These are feral animals and should be treated as such. Michael Brown was an animal; he acted like an animal and was put down like an animal. Officer Wilson should get a medal for bravery in the course of hazardous duty.

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  2. Diane…I know this is off topic but please have Craig check in on Mohammad. I hardly heard a peep from the caves of Tora Bora this past Saturday. I was thinking it must be terribly lonely for Mohammad! Could Craig please find him a sheep? I know this is not your department, but maybe you could pass the message along.

    When you talk with Craig, please say a listener was concerned about Mohammad. I think Mohammad’s spirits would rise if there was the sound of BAA…BAA….BAA along with LA LA LA LA LA LA LA!

    Just sayin!

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