I took time to listen to the eyewitness account from "Steve" in the 1st video in your post #49 and nothing he said changes what I previously posted, towit:
From your post, witness "Steve" even said:
Now, just as with the last witness in the CNN video, "Steve" didn't see Michael Brown with his hands up either, but he acknowledged what he heard from the crowd yelling, "He had his hands up".
So, again, nothing you've presented changes anything I've stated above. However, you are right to question whether or not Michael Brown was being genuine, i.e., surrendering to authority, when he allegedly had his hands up OR if he was still being aggressive and "taunting" Officer Wilson as he approached daring him to shoot him. I will grant you that Michael Brown likely did not have his hands up because he was surrendering to police authority. Furthermore, I'll even grant you that Michael Brown was likely taunting Officer Wilson as he moved toward him. I've even said in other threads on this topic that it's very possible that Michael Brown did double-back onto Officer Wilson AND it's likely either Officer Wilson was caught off guard and didn't notice Michael approaching until the last moment OR the situation progressed so rapidly that it didn't deescalated, thus, allowing Officer Wilson the opportunity to consider using non-lethal force against his aggressor. Moreover, I can even see Officer Wilson reflectively going for his gun for the simple fact that he was attacked by Michael Brown mere moments beforehand. I've even questioned these last moments. So, don't mistake what I've presented as factual eyewitness accounts as defense of Michael Brown or guilt of Officer Wilson. I'm very willing to let the evidence speak for itself once presented before claiming guilt or innocence, murder or self-defense.