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Ferguson, MO: Witnesses and police reporting do not agree on police murder of unarmed teen

The outraged community of Ferguson, Missouri, demands answers after a police officer's fatal shooting of a teenager on Saturday.

Witnesses told KMOV that unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown had his hands in the air when he was shot several times by a Ferguson police officer. A spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department, which is currently investigating the shooting, confirmed to the AP that a Ferguson police officer shot Brown, but did not give the reason for, or any other details surrounding, the shooting. The officer has been placed on administrative leave.

Dorian Johnson, a friend of Brown's, told KMOV that he was with him at the time of the incident:

"He (the officer) shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air. ... He started to get down and the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots."


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Shot 8 times huh? Terrible.

Shot 8 times huh?

Southern Agrarian

witnesses are not all that reliable

at least not without some other evidence to confirm their story.

The officer needs to be arrested, not given a paid vacation.

The LEO should be charged with murder and jailed. Give him and his victim due process. Put him on trial and let a jury decide.

[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson

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If it was the other way around the shooter would already be arraigned and held with a Million $ bond or no bond.

This is not...

...an issue of racism....this about the out of control "law enforcemrnt" nationwide, the militarization of the cops, and the hiring of little boys that like to wear customs and hurt people.

That is one of the most interesting aspects of this

Will this be viewed as racism or will it be viewed as "police murdering innocent civilian". If this were the 1990s it would be the former. In 2014, it might be the latter (which is how it should be viewed IMO). Same w Eric Garner.


"...the hiring of little boys (and girls) that like to wear customs and hurt people."

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.