To the surprise of no one, we are now being eased into accepting that murdering Michael Brown was ok, a sort of homicidal version of both sides do it:
A stream of eyewitnesses has been testifying in secret before a grand jury considering whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown near the Canfield Green apartments in Ferguson.
One Canfield resident — who said he saw the killing of Brown from start to finish and talked to the grand jury recently — has given the Post-Dispatch an account with some key differences from previous public statements from other witnesses.
Among the recollections of the witness, who agreed to an interview on the condition that his name not be used, were:
• After an initial scuffle in the car, the officer did not fire until Brown turned back toward him.
• Brown put his arms out to his sides but never raised his hands high.
• Brown staggered toward Wilson despite commands to stop.
• The two were about 20 to 25 feet apart when the last shots were fired.
He would not detail what he had told the grand jury but said the members seemed fair and asked a lot of questions.
The St. Louis Dispatch, the rag that spent weeks hounding Michael Brown’s juvenile record (in conjunction with Charles Johnson, twitter “activist” when he isn’t suspended and Breitbartesque truth seeker, most recently seen threatening to dox children who may have been exposed to Ebola) while not doing a damned thing to look into the Darren Wilson’s checkered past as a LEO (that had to be done by the Washington Post because the Dispatch apparently didn’t have the resources to look in their backyard), titles this story about the new eyewitness with a radically different account than the other seven witnesses as “Witness adds new perspective to Ferguson shooting.”
With McCulloch’s cynical strategy and this new excuse, get ready for no charges and lots of subsequent protests. My bad, there will be blah people involved. These won’t be called protests, they’ll be framed as riots, and more than likely, as in Ferguson earlier this year, the ones behind most of the violence and aggression will be dressed head to toe in riot gear.
Raise your hand if you are remotely surprised.