UPDATE NEAR BOTTOM
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Via Gateway Pundit:
The New York Times released details of the autopsy tonight.
Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.
One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.
Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.
The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Mr. Brown’s clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access.
Here are the details that the eyewitness — Blood gang member — got wrong:
…“The whole time [the officer] was holding my friend until the gun went off,” Johnson noted.
Brown and Johnson took off running together. There were three cars lined up along the side of the street. Johnson says he ducked behind the first car, whose two passengers were screaming. Crouching down a bit, he watched Brown run past.
“Keep running, bro!,” he said Brown yelled. Then Brown yelled it a second time. Those would be the last words Johnson’s friend, “Big Mike,” would ever say to him.
Brown made it past the third car. Then, “blam!” the officer took his second shot, striking Brown in the back. At that point, Johnson says Brown stopped, turned with his hands up and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!”…
Two major things can be gleaned from this:
- No close range shot, no gun-powder burn or residue;
- All bullets were shot into the front of Michael….
…as eyewitness testimony reveals that Michael was charging the officer.
Gay Patriot finishes off the non-thinking and ONLY viscerally acting on feelings in the Ferguson case by quoting Thomas Sowell:
Some have said that we are living in a post-industrial era,
while others have said that we are living in a post-racial era.
But growing evidence suggests that we are living in a post-thinking era.
UPDATE VIA GATEWAY:
The Wall Street Journal reports that At the request of the Brown family, former New York Medical Examiner and renowned physician Dr. Michael Baden conducted a supplemental autopsy on Michael Brown.
The Baden autopsy found that Brown was shot 6 times. His cause of death were two bullets to the head. Crucially, the Baden Autopsy found that NONE of the bullets entered from the rear: all wounds were received facing Officer Darren Wilson.
As important, the autopsy suggest that Brown did NOT have his hands up (don’t shoot). Of the six bullets which hit Brown, two struck him in the head and FOUR (!) struck him in the arm, with some of the shots PENETRATING THE ARM AND TRAVELING ON THROUGH THE CHEST, PIERCING HIS LUNGS.” This would seem to at least cast some doubt on whether or not Brown had his arms raised in surrender.
The fact that Brown was shot in the top of the head shows that he was likely bumrushing Officer Wilson.
From the WSJarticle: “Some of the shots to his arm went through the limb and entered his chest and lungs, according to Dr. Baden, who served for 25 years in the medical examiner’s office in New York City and another 25 years with the New York State Police before entering private practice.”…
Again, there is raw video from the crime scene where eyewitness “crosstalk” was captured on video. In this crosstalk you hear that the police officers version is supported:
An approximate transcription of the background conversation, as related by the “Conservative Treehouse” blog, who originally discovered the conversation:
Transcript from Video -- @6:28/6:29 of 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 –
[there is dispute here whether he says “doubled back” or “coming back.”]
#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
#2 The next thing I know … I’m thinking … the dude started running … (garbled something about “he took it from him”)
- The Last Refuge
But according to the legacy media passing around bogus information — as it is apt to do. Here, for instance, is WaPo just passing on info for the hell of it:
…The governor’s extraordinary action came as the attorney for a key witness described the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown as an execution-style slaying. Lawyer Freeman Bosley Jr. said Dorian Johnson, a friend of Brown’s, has told the FBI that Officer Darren Wilson confronted the two because they were walking in the middle of the street.
Wilson cursed at the pair and ordered them onto the sidewalk, Bosley told The Washington Post. When they refused to comply, he said, the officer grabbed Brown’s throat through the window of his cruiser, pulled out a pistol and shot him. Wilson then chased Brown, shot him in the back and shot him five to six more times as Brown’s hands were raised, Bosley said….
The above autopsy and eyewitness crosstalk answered a question I had via an earlier post pointed out by Legal Insurrection: “Even more curious is that Johnson claims he, by way of his attorney, has reached out to local law enforcement to provide his account of the story, and Ferguson police are refusing to interview him….”
BECAUSE the police knew he was lying by the evidence!
A tweet by St. Louis Post-Dispatch crime reporter Christine Byers dropped a bombshell in the ongoing reporting on the shooting of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer.
The below is via The Blaze: