August 15, 2014
Angelic Michael Brown Not So Angelic After All (Updated & Bumped)
So, it seems the witness, who claimed Brown had his hands in the air and was running away from the police officer, helped Brown rob a store moments before. Yeah, no motive to lie there...
From The Daily Mail:
According to the police report, video shows Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson having an altercation with store staff and allegedly stealing a box of Swisher Sweets cigars on Saturday, shortly before midday.
In the grainy images, a large black man wearing a light-colored shirt, distinctive shoes, a red baseball hat and khaki shorts is seen assaulting a clerk and then stealing cigars.
A photograph of Michael Brown's body, taken minutes later in the street after he was shot dead, shows that he was wearing a light grey shirt, the same shoes and khaki cargo shorts. There was also a red baseball cap by the body.
This new development might also explain why rioters focused their rage on the QuikTrip convenience store. Although the store isn't where the robbery took place, it was mentioned by the robbery victim as a possible destination of the two criminals. The angry mobs must have heard about the robbery some time before it was made public, yet they still pursued the "cop executed innocent boy" narrative as an excuse to riot.
UPDATE: A vetted caller to the Dana Loesch Show gives Officer Darren Wilson's account of what happened:
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
Transcript below the fold.
A partial transcript, from Gateway Pundit:
"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. 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."
Video of Michael Brown's strong-arm robbery can be viewed HERE.