"The law is reason, free from passion."
It's also adorable how Buck Ewer feels the need to endlessly repeat "murder," as some kind of self-assurance that the evil white racist executioner cop will be convicted. Let's let the evidence and trial decide, shall we?
All the evidence shows that the unarmed black kid was executed as he lay face down in the street with a final shot to the top of his head.
We have no evidence of murder avialable most of the evidence is still under police control and they are not releasing it.
HE is innocent until proven guilty.
Even though it can go either way and I support justice if he was wrong the fact is that the very limited and sketchy evidence we have so far points to a justified shooting not murder.
No evidence supports the description you gave whatsoever.
It may be arguable that the african american GROWN ADULT Brown was surrendering and holding his hands up to do so but again the little evidence we have does not support that.
In addition no evidence whatsoever of any kind exists suggesting that he was LAYING DOWN when he was shot. IN fact every alleged witness on both sides of the argument disputes that as none have claimed he was in a prone position.
I will support the officers trial and conviction if evidence points to his guilt so far however what very little is known points to no such thing
1. The police released a video suggesting that Brown may have been involved in a cigar theft at a nearby convenience store. Later that day, the police chief admitted that Officer Wilson “had no knowledge of Brown as a suspect when he shot Brown.” (Source)
2. To assist in painting Brown as a criminal, a photo circulated depicting a young black man doing questionable things. Turns out, this was not Brown and was purposefully distributed by a Kansas City police officer. (Source)
3. Last Friday, police chief Jackson released 19 pages of documents regarding the flimsy connection between Brown and the convenience store robbery. Journalists (and Brown’s lawyers) had requested information on the shooting itself and received nothing. “When pressed, however, Jackson said that Officer Wilson was not aware of the robbery reports when he stopped Brown, and that the confrontation between Wilson and Brown occurred because Brown and a friend were obstructing traffic by walking in the middle of the street.” (Source)
4. According to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, “the incident started when Brown physically assaulted the police officer, pushing him into the officer's vehicle. He said there was a struggle inside the car, and at some point Brown reached for the officer's weapon. One shot was fired inside the vehicle. Brown suffered fatal gunshot wounds outside of the vehicle, approximately 35 feet from the car.” This does not match any of the eye-witness reports, nor is there an official report from Wilson on the events. (Source)
5. Five eye-witnesses have come forward; only two knew each other previously. All five stories are extremely similar. An altercation at the vehicle, single shot fired, followed by the two boys running away. Wilson exited the vehicle and pursued them, continuing to fire his weapon. Brown turned around with his hands up and Wilson shot until he was on the ground. (Source, source)
6. Who called in the event? Anonymous hacked the St. Louis County dispatch where confusion regarding the event is noted due to them discovering the event on the news. The dispatcher says, "We’re just getting information from the news, and we just called Ferguson back again and they don’t know anything about it." While this does not necessarily prove that Wilson did not report the event, it does bring up questions of why the Ferguson Police Department has been so close-lipped about this event. (Source)
7. Journalists have been assaulted, arrested, had guns pointed at them, threatened, shot with tear gas, shot with rubber bullets, and generally harassed. Perhaps they get a little overzealous at times, but documenting the events is not a crime. (Source)
8. While some of you might not think the situation is a big deal, it has attracted the attention of Amnesty International. They remarked that this event “was more akin to the organization’s work during the 2013 protests in Turkey than it was to any previous action the group has taken in the United States.” (Source)
Trivializing the situation does a disservice to truth and open discussion.