The Evidence That Convinced Them Not to Indict Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson

Louise Boyle, Daily Mail, November 25, 2014

A St Louis County grand jury met for 25 days over three months and heard more than 70 hours of testimony from about 60 witnesses–many of whom gave conflicting statements–before deciding not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Here are some of the highlights from the testimony, released by prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s office on Monday night:

A punch to the face

Wilson told the grand jury that he initially encountered Brown and a friend walking in a street and told them to move to the sidewalk, drawing an expletive from Brown.

Wilson said he noticed that Brown had a handful of cigars, ‘and that’s when it clicked for me’ that the men were suspects in the theft of a convenience store reported minutes earlier.

Wilson said he asked a dispatcher to send additional officers, then backed his vehicle in front of Brown and his friend.

As he tried to open the door, Wilson said, Brown slammed it back shut. Wilson said he pushed Brown with the door and Brown hit him in the face. Wilson told grand jurors he was thinking: ‘What do I do not to get beaten inside my car?’

Wilson said he drew his gun and threatened to shoot if Brown didn’t move back, fearing another punch to the face could ‘knock me out or worse’.

‘He immediately grabs my gun and says, ”You are too much of a p**** to shoot me,”’ Wilson said, saying he thought he would be shot when Brown dug the gun into the officer’s hip.

An angry look

Wilson said he managed to pull the trigger, and the gun ‘clicked’ twice without firing before a shot went through the window. Wilson said Brown stepped back and then looked at him with the ‘most intense, aggressive face.’

‘The only way I can describe it, it looks like a demon, that’s how angry he looked. He comes back towards me again with his hands up.’

Wilson said he covered his face and fired the gun again. He told the grand jury that he fired two shots in the car before Brown took off running and he followed him.

Wilson said when Brown stopped, he told him to get on the ground. He said he squeezed a series of shots when Brown kept coming toward him and put his right hand under his shirt in the waistband of his pants.

He said he fired another round of shots as Brown continued to gain on him, approaching Wilson as if he was going to tackle him: ‘Just coming straight at me like he was going to run right through me.

‘And when he gets about . . . 8 to 10 feet away . . . all I see is his head and that’s what I shot.’

Wilson, 28, remains on paid leave from the Ferguson police department while an internal investigation is conducted.

A friend’s shock

Brown’s companion that day, Dorian Johnson, told the grand jury he was stunned when Brown stole cigarillos from the convenience store, and expected to be arrested while they were walking home.

But Wilson drove on after originally telling them to get on the sidewalk, reversing his vehicle and coming back at the pair after they ignored his demand.

‘After he pulled back, there was no more sidewalk talk, it was nothing, it was just anger,’ Johnson told the grand jury.

He said Wilson opened his door suddenly, striking Brown, then closed the door and grabbed Brown by the neck.

He said the two men engaged in a ‘tug of war’ each holding on to the other’s shirt and arms.

As the two wrestled, he said he heard Wilson say, ‘I’ll shoot.’ Johnson said he never saw Brown punch Wilson, and didn’t think he grabbed the officer’s gun.

Johnson described being in shock as he realized things were getting out of control.

‘At the time I couldn’t open my mouth. I couldn’t speak. I wanted to say could someone calm down. I’m still standing there, more shocked than ever because I see it is escalating, I can see and hear the cuss words, I can see the frowns on their faces getting more intense.’

Trying to run

After the initial shots were fired, Johnson said he and Brown took off running. After Wilson shot again, he said Brown stopped running and turned to face the officer.

‘At that time Big Mike’s hands was up, but not so much in the air because he had been struck . . . he said I don’t have a gun, but he’s still mad, he still has his angry face.

‘I don’t have a gun. . . . And before he can say the second sentence or before he can even get it out, that’s when the several more shots came.’

Johnson was asked if Brown ran at the officer prior to the fatal volley. He insisted he did not.

Aftermath of the shooting

A detailed narrative of the hours following the shooting revealed that at around 1:30pm on August 9, detectives began arriving at the scene on Canfield Drive.

There was a large crowd of bystanders and a large uniformed police presence at the scene when detectives arrived.

A female approached two detectives and identified herself as Lesley McSpadden, mother of the deceased.

She stated her son had been shot by a Ferguson police officer and was lying in the street. McSpadden provided identifying information on her son, including a Mohawk style haircut, medium complexion, 280lbs, Big Mike? tattoo on his left forearm.

The identifiers were later used for a preliminary identification of Brown.

As the scene investigation continued, there were several large groups of hostile individuals around the perimeter. The investigation was interrupted several times by death threats directed toward police officers and gunshots being fired by an unknown persons around the crime scene, according to the testimony.

The medical examiner arrived at 2.30pm and removed the white sheet that had been put over Michael Brown’s body.

The detective observed Brown was lying on his stomach and the right side of Brown’s face was resting on the roadway. Apparent blood was on the roadway near Brown’s head and had traveled in a western direction away from Brown.

Investigators found there was nothing in his right or left hands. The detective observed Brown had visible injures, consistent with gunshot wounds, to the following areas of his body–right hand, right arm, head, left forearm.

In his right front pocket were two five dollar bills and a notepad. In his left front pocket was a red lighter and a black lighter.

Michael Brown’s blood trail

The grand jury received an analysis of the scene which revealed that a trail of Brown’s blood went on 20 feet past his body.

Investigators said that it indicates that he did stop, turn, and advance on Officer Wilson.

First police officer to respond to Darren Wilson’s call for back-up

Police officer, who was not identified, stated the shift had been ‘crazy’, which caused many of the police units to be handling calls and activity outside of their regularly assigned areas.

Officer received a call about a theft from the Ferguson Market, with the suspect described as a black male wearing a white T-shirt who had left on foot.

He said that he conducted a canvass of the area, but was unable to locate the subject.

The officer then returned to the convenience store and got a more thorough description of the suspect. The clerk stated the suspect was a black male, wearing a red Cardinals baseball hat, a white T-shirt, khaki colored cargo shorts, and yellow socks.

The cop told the grand jury that he continued to canvass the area but when he could not find the suspect, returned to his marked patrol car.

He then heard Officer Darren Wilson call out over the department radio, requesting an assist unit and provided his location. The officer described Wilson’s voice to be ‘excited’.

Knowing Wilson’s location to be close by, he put on his sirens and lights and headed there.

The officer told the grand jury that as he rounded the curve in the 3000 block of Canfield Drive, he heard four gunshots in succession.

As he drove through the curve, he had an unobstructed view of the street and observed a male lying on the pavement and Wilson standing near him, approximately three or four feet away, in the low ready position.

The officer said he parked his car and on approaching the scene, the male appeared to be motionless and bleeding heavily.

He requested the dispatcher have EMS, a supervisor, and Ferguson detectives respond to the scene. He directed another officer who arrived shortly after him, to begin taping off the crime scene and secure it.

He said that Wilson’s uniform appeared disheveled and the shirt pocket to be open. He further observed discoloration and swelling to the side of Wilson’s face and blood on his hand.

Believing he was just involved in a ‘scuffle’, officer asked Wilson: ‘Are you ok?’ Wilson replied: ‘I’m fine.’

Other senior officers arrived at the scene and it was determined Wilson would drive himself to the Ferguson Police Station to remove himself from the scene.

He was seated in an uninvolved, marked Ferguson police car before departing the scene for the Ferguson Police Department.

Detective asked the police officer who responded to Wilson’s call for back-up if he saw any of the altercation at all. He stated he did not, and only heard the shots.

Shaky eyewitness statements

Ferguson prosecutor Bob McCulloch indicated that eye-witnesses to the shooting had inconsistencies with the physical evidence. He added that ‘some were completely refuted by the physical evidence’.

McCulloch said witnesses who came forward on social media and during interviews with the media had claimed they saw Wilson stand over Brown and fire shots into his back. Others claimed Wilson shot Brown in the back as he was running away, McCulloch said.

After the autopsy revealed that Brown had not been shot in the back, several witnesses adjusted their statements, the prosecutor said.

Some people even admitted that they did not witness the event at all but repeated what they had heard in the neighborhood, McCulloch said.

Almost all of the initial interviews following Michael Brown’s shooting were recorded.

According to grand jury testimony, detectives initiated interviews with individuals who identified themselves as witnesses.

Many of the names and addresses have been redacted.

At 1:53pm on August 9, a detective spoke with a female in an unmarked police vehicle who gave her cellphone over as evidence.

Detectives also conducted a canvass of the surrounding apartment buildings that would have potentially had a view of the shooting.

{snip}

At 10:30pm on August 9, two detectives spoke to a couple who had witnessed the shooting. Both said they were worried about retaliation from people who live in the area.

The man said he lived in the apartment complex and was concerned for his wife’s safety.

The woman began crying and said she could not talk about it. The husband gave his story, saying that he and his wife pulled up to his residence and as they exited the vehicle, observed a police vehicle parked in the roadway.

He said a ‘large person’, whom he could not further describe, was standing beside the driver’s door of the vehicle.

He said the person had the upper portion of his body inside the driver’s area of the vehicle.

The witness said from his position, he could not hear any dialogue between the officer and the person.

He told detectives he turned and continued toward his home and while at the door, heard what sounded like a gunshot. He said he turned and observed a large black male facing toward an officer.

The witness said the male began moving quickly toward the officer and he heard several more gunshots.

He could not see if the male had anything in his hands and could not hear anything that was said.

He said he immediately went inside his apartment.

Both the husband and wife were unwilling to provide recorded statements and hesitantly agreed to speak to police at a later date.

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  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Laws against stealing and obeying police are obviously “racist.” By the way, I don’t think Amren covered the story about the (undoubtedly stolen) van that slammed into a Chicago fashion boutique yesterday, out of which 15 thieves poured and ran off with about 200 pairs of designer jeans, some of them worth about $700 each. I have no doubts about the race of the perps.

    • ghettovalley

      Those sneaky Japanese at it again?

      • Nancy

        Nah. It was one of the suburban Boy Scout troops. They’re a shifty bunch.

        Better check everyone, just to be fair. Remember to fingerprint the residents at the nearby nursing home, too. Can’t be too careful.

        • benvad

          When the Hollywood film comes out, it’ll be presented that way.

      • It’s the Amish, I certain sure.

  • D.B. Cooper

    It’s a shame that most the stories about America that have ended up here are from Daily Mail or all places.

    • Magician

      Hahahahaha! And I am sure U.K. folks hear a lot of things about themselves from us over here in America, that they would not be able to hear directly from their own media.

      • A Freespeechzone

        Actually, articles from the UK Daily Mail publish incidents that are not published in the American press–a number of these stories are posted on Amren from time to time.

    • connorhus

      I mentioned that in the article on Lanza last night. Only the European papers seem to print the entire truth these days.

    • Katherine McChesney

      DM publishes stories that MSM won’t publish. Many UK commenter are seeing the trouble we have with blacks in America. Many of them are sympathetic to our cause.

    • Adolf Verloc

      The British press can be surprising when it comes to American news. I recently read an article in the Guardian on the Matthew Shepherd killing that was a real eye-opener, and the Guardian is pretty left-wing by British standards.

  • newscomments70

    Bill O’Reilly lamented that it was sad and a shame that an “American” was killed….an American??!!

    • dd121

      Not surprising, he’s never advocated for whites.

      • newscomments70

        He is pro amnesty as well….he is watching out for the folks, just not us.

      • connorhus

        Or Men either.

    • Anna Tree

      There are many examples of the Ferguson situation, but in reverse, that receive little to no attention in the media; let alone response from the White House or national protests.

      If the argument is that this is more important or relevant because Michael Brown was unarmed or defenseless, then it is invalid. It doesn’t get more defenseless than Antonio Santiago, the baby in a stroller who was shot short range between the eyes by two black teens.

      What about the three black teens that murdered a 21 year old man because they were bored? They shot him in the back. I didn’t see riots in Oklahoma, or his parents on the news.
      espn college-sports/story/_/id/9583091/baseball-player-killed-kids-were-bored

      Delbert Belton was murdered by two black teens in Washington State. He wasn’t shot or stabbed, he was beaten to death.
      humanevents 2013/08/23/another-thrill-kill-88-year-old-ww2-vet-beaten-to-death-by-black-teenagers/

      The scary part is that there was no motive. It was done for amusement. At least in the Michael Brown shooting, it is possible that it was justified. None of these three stories received national media attention, and whites didn’t riot in the streets after the events occurred.

      Then they say whites are racists! I would argue that if you polled 1000 black people, and 1000 white people, you would find more evidence of racism from the black population than the white: whites. For example the five white people that are currently in the hospital for being assaulted by black protesters in St. Louis. The key fact from that is that the white people were marching and protesting along side the people that beat them up.
      (found this on the web)

      • thomasdosborneii

        Wait a minute, I want to go through again what you said at the end–white people who were marching and protesting ended up in the hospital after being beaten up by fellow black marchers?

        • Anna Tree

          We know for sure about one, who was beaten after attending a meeting in a church but I couldn’t find nothing about others.
          amren com/news/2014/11/man-beaten-at-ferguson-protest-strategy-meeting/

  • dd121

    We hardly need to bother with the facts. The blacks have already reached an opinion based on their own voodoo outlook.

    • connorhus

      The Blacks and their Femocrat handlers and White Multi-Culters anyway.

  • Alexandra1973

    You know…I wonder if Mike Brown *did* have a gun, and his homeboy swiped it during the altercation. Officer Wilson indicated that Brown was reaching into his waistband. I don’t know.

    • Sloppo

      I suppose that’s possible, but it would have been very risky for him to do that during the altercation.

      • Alexandra1973

        Just tossing that out there.

        I can imagine what would have happened, though, had Officer Wilson not been armed. Brown probably would’ve gone full Trayvon on him–slam his head against the pavement or something.

    • I think its more likely a reflex action by brown, who likely usually carried a gun stuffed down his pants. Police often comment, after a shooting, that the perp was “reaching into their pants” or “towards their wasteband” etc. When they turn out to be unarmed, this is taken and spun by the media and blacks themselves as an excuse to shoot, a made-up situation, something like a “drop piece” to justify the shooting.

      What a lot of folks either dont realize, or dont want to admit, is criminal black thugs often carry firearms stuffed down their pants, and often reach down to grab it, whether it be to commit a crime, show it to dey homies, or just to grip it and feel special.

      They grab their concealed firearm so often it becomes a sort of muscle memory for some, where, when placed into certain situations, they immediately reach down in their pants for the comfort of their gun (you can see this if you pay attention when watching videos featuring black thugs, they’ll have one hand on the waistband of the baggy pants to hold it open, then suddenly stuff the other hand down in their pants).

      Anyway, brown likely forgot to stuff his barely functioning chinese knock off pistol down his pants that morning, but that didnt keep him from reaching for it when his muscle memory told him to. Which likely led to a few more tasty lead snacks for him to enjoy in his last minutes of life.

  • Luca

    If there are 10 witnesses to a crime you are likely to get about 3 different versions of the event.

    If there are 10 black witnesses to a crime you will likely get 9 of them to say the cop used excessive force and the perp “Din do nuffin.”

  • Ethan Allen

    “Wilson said he drew his gun and threatened to shoot if Brown didn’t move back, fearing another punch to the face could ‘knock me out or worse’.”
    Shoot. Or don’t shoot. Never threaten to shoot. Never shoot warning shots. That’s how I was taught, anyway.

    • blanjm5

      Police are taught to give a warning, when feasible. It reduces liability for claims of “excessive force.”

    • texasoysterman

      Yes, me too. As an MP who was assigned to a “special” unit, we were trained to never draw our weapon unless we intended to fire and never fire unless we intended to kill. And on duty at our unit, there was always one in the pipe. SOP.

  • Who Me?

    You know, I wonder if maybe we are starting to see a slight turn-around in events. Very slight so far, but you know it’s always darkest just before dawn.
    First they did manage to get Zimmerman indicted for shooting Trayvon, but he was acquitted.
    Now they tried but failed to indict Officer Wilson for the righteous shooting of thug Brown.
    Of course the expected contingent reacted in spectacular but predicable manner, but that’s nothing new.
    They “lost” the story of St. Sandwich, quick fast and in a hurry, and there are a few other slight quivers of a rising change in the general attitude towards the governments favorite pets.
    Either the long-awaited awakening is beginning, or it’s the last dying throes of a once-great country.
    At this point I’m not sure which, but I’m hoping for the former.

    • Adolf Verloc

      The other day, I saw that protesters in the Shaw district were trying to rehabilitate St. Sandwich, but it doesn’t seem to be getting much traction. He was a little gamy even for hard core race hustlers.

    • Bantu_Education

      Sorry to say but I think its getting worse all the time, and here in the UK its only a matter of time before anyone who has ever expressed a “racist” opinion is fined heavily and their name is put on a public “beware of list” like they already do with pedophiles. You can already sense the libturds straining at the leash to legislate something like this and who, aside from another racist, will dare oppose it?

  • Sick of it

    “Johnson said he never saw Brown punch Wilson”

    Sure, the doctors don’t know what they’re talking about. They should have consulted Shaft, M.D. for his professional opinion.

    • Sam_Bowdin

      …dam right (lol)

  • Adolf Verloc

    Blacks who conform to the minimum demands of business culture (decent dress, good grooming and manners, standard English) generally get along well.

    • blanjm5

      True. But put them with a pack of ghetto blacks and they’ll suddenly revert to Ebonics and thug dress, lest they be accused of “acting white.”

  • paul kersey

    MIKE BROWN…is just a typical young black… high on drugs, angry, a criminal, non intelligent, racist, and violent.

    • The typical young black such as this is also going to be given a crash course in marksmanship, be exhorted into a frenzy by black leadership, given an AR-15 fully automatic, and be sent out against white towns in armies several million strong. They’ll be told that after killing the honkies, they’ll be allowed to keep all the loot they get. Read “Civil War Two” by Chittum.

      There is a good reason why the army and police forces are all being purged of whites right now.

  • Who Me?

    The grand jury refused to indict Darren Wilson. Now can they reconvene another grand jury and try again to indict him again? Or would that count as double jeopardy like a trial? If they can, why and under what kind of circumstances? Or why not? What is to stop them from and re-trying to get him to trial?

    • RileyDeWiley

      The Missouri Governor has just said there will be no second Grand Jury.

      Good on him. I have been impressed with the conduct of Missouri public officialdom throughout, despite their taking heavy criticism in the gutter press. Officer Wilson acted righteously under great duress; the prosecutor presented a thorough case to the Grand Jury; the Grand Jury decided correctly; and the prosecutor released all the GJ documents as he should have. Meanwhile, the much-maligned Ferguson Police Department is getting rocks thrown at them EVERY NIGHT for THREE MONTHS, and they don’t shoot a single soul, despite having ample justification for doing so. They (and the Missouri State Patrol and National Guard) endure two nights of extremely violent rioting, including automatic gunfire and massive arson, and still they hold their fire.

      Expect Holder to crucify them.

  • E. Newton

    “I see it is escalating..”, that little negro, Dorian Johnson, couldn’t come up with the word “escalating” if he was offered three 21-year-old blondes. There was a good and just reason negroes were not permitted to testify in the South, they lie about the most trivial matters.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      escamalatin’ (haa)

  • DelmarJackson

    I read earlier a family member said Brown was behaving oddly in the week prior to his death. He may have been having a schizophrenic episode, which would account for his very unusual behavior. What sober and sane person robs a store and then walks down the middle of a street in traffic and then refuses to obey an officer who asks you to get out of the street? He was clearly having mental problems. I feel sorry for his family and the police officer.
    I would hope in the future police departments are fitted with cameras which are quite inezpensive now, so it will be easier to determine the truth of the matter.

    • Bantu_Education

      The first part of what you said is good, but then you ruined it by saying….

      “I feel sorry for his (Browns) family”.

      By their public statements they’ve proved to be just as criminal-minded as he was. Why would you waste your sympathy of these shameless race hustlers?

    • toldev

      I don’t think that indicates he was having mental problems. It is very usual for blacks to behave in such a fashion.

  • Bantu_Education

    On its “breakfast” program yesterday morning the BBC, in their typically even-handed manner of only ever seeking leftist opinions, interviewed 2 people both of whom were so blatantly and obviously biased against officer Wilson it would have been funny if it wasn’t disgraceful. An American, Rev Mike Trautmann, who perhaps some of you know, was “interviewed” by video and had a lot to say about being “shocked” by Wilson’s physical size – “this man was HUGE” – whilst saying nothing about “the unarmed teenagers” much greater size, if we’re talking about weight rather than height. The other interviewee, who came into the studio, was a pudgy be-spectacled female “academic” – I suspect a lesbian, but never mind – name of Wilson, but I was only half-watching so I didn’t hear which “human-rights” rabble she represented. Well, having been warmed up by Trautmann, she predictably vented about “racism” in the US police, the “majority white jury”, historical injustice, and all the usual leftist cliches and shibboleths. It was infuriating to me that the 2 hosts just allowed these 2 leftist ideologues to vent their anti-white lies and distortions without batting an eyelid or questioning any of their pro-black assumptions. And why, for the sake of an even-handed discussion, did they not invite anyone to support Wilsons side of the story, especially considering he has been vindicated by the Grand Jury’s long-awaited decision? It was as if Obama and Holder have a “hold” over the BBC.

    • Sam_Bowdin

      Well couched and expressed.

      I’m shocked…shocked the pudgy, be-spectacled, female academic of possible lesbian persuasion, (LMAO) would be biased against offcr. Wilson. (sarc).

  • Bantu_Education

    Did they not delve deeply into Wilson’s past and find someone somewhere who claimed he had once used the “N” word? He would have been finished if they had found something like that.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      What a tenuous thread for one’s reputation to cling to. Any anonymous individual with a grudge against Wilson can make any claims they want to about him. And determined DOJ investigators must have clever ways of steering their witnesses. Actually I’m surprised that no dirt (real or concocted) has emerged on Wilson at this point. The guy must really be squeaky clean.

  • Bantu_Education

    The BBC also showed the part of Wilson’s press interview where the interviewer asked him “is there anything, anything at all, which you could have done differently?”. Wilson simply replied “No”, nothing at all”. But I wish he had said something like “Well I guess if I didn’t want to go through all this trauma, risk my life, lose my career, and not having to go far away or be in mortal danger for the rest of my life, I could have just allowed a suspect to get away with a crime. Perhaps next time I’m in a situation with a black suspect I will just let him walk away”.

    And isn’t this – and the Trayvon hullaballoo really what this is all about? Wilson is just a convenient scapegoat – blacks just want to do their crime in peace and not have the cops interfering in their “business”. You can’t blame them for wanting that – if I was a criminal so would I.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      Wilson is unemotional, straightforward, and no nonsense. He has no regrets for the outcome. Good for him! He’s not apologizing or grovelling, and the enemy doesn’t like it. They call him “cold fish” on the cover of the NY Daily News. What else can these left-wing creeps do now but over-analyze Wilson’s every word and gesture and find fault in it?

    • A Freespeechzone

      Well said, however I would add that many negroes are demanding the ‘right’ to attack, rape, and murder Whites without provocation–and to be shielded from self defense and accountability.

      They are embolden by Obama, Holder, the media and self loathing White liberals–expect escalating attacks going forward against Whites as ‘Justice’ for Mike Brown and nothing will be done to stop it.

      As with the rioting, the Obama and the media will justify this behavior and dismiss any outrage.

      Best to be prepared to defend your person at ALL times.

  • Nancy

    That’s what I was thinking, too. What I found particularly enlightening, since I hadn’t heard it before, was the fact that there were shots fired from among the hostile crowd during the investigation. That would certainly help to explain why Brown’s body was left at the scene for so long. The cops were risking their own lives simply by processing the scene, yet that fact seems to have escaped the geniuses in Ferguson.

    They do the same complaining when the trash guys (or other county services) are reluctant to come in to the neighborhood. They make it unsafe for people to do their jobs, then holler about how “dey don’ get no service”.

    A year ago, my friend and I were coming back from a cheer competition at Six Flags (in Georgia, it’s located in an all-black area). My friend, who drove, neglected to tell me before we left the house that her gas tank would need to be filled on the way home (miles of Negro wasteland between the amusement park and our safe suburban county).

    We stopped at three different “gas stations” on the way home, trying to find even ONE that actually had gas. Particularly unnerving was the fact that at the other empty stations, there were cars parked at the pumps, making it appear as though the station had gas. There were even people visible sitting in the cars.

    I went and applied for my concealed carry permit the very next day.

  • David Feeney

    The more we find out about this case in the days and months ahead, the more we’ll realize what a farce it all was.

  • Anna Tree

    One journalist from VOX thought that the officer’s statement about Brown reaching in his waste band proved that the officer was lying because Brown didn’t have a weapon. For the benefit of the uninformed journalist, and those of you who have not had to be up close and personal with a thug, I’ll explain. These thugs, all colors which includes white, make a statement by wearing their pants down. All cops know that this is a benefit because when it’s time to dance, restricts the perps mobility and also defeats their weak hand when they have to hold them up to tango. Brown was not reaching in his wasteband, he was reaching for his wasteband to hold up his pants while he charged the officer.
    (found this on the web)

    • Bantu_Education

      wasteband (sic) – haha, yes Brown was a whole steaming pile of human waste.

    • thomasdosborneii

      Ah, thank you–I hadn’t understood this detail.

  • LHathaway

    I suspect officer Fuhrman of the LAPD wrote this account. It has that, ‘true to reality’ feel to it. You can’t by that kind of dialog.

  • JohnEngelman

    It sounds like another T.N.A. (typical [n word] action)