Ferguson police identify officer in Michael Brown shooting

posted at 10:41 am on August 15, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

The Ferguson police released the name of the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, whose death set off a riot and then a tense standoff with police in the St. Louis suburb. The shooter was Officer Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the Ferguson police force, who was treated for injuries and has not — as yet — been considered the target of a criminal investigation. However, the police also released the report of the incident, which stated that Brown himself was considered the prime suspect in another crime:

The police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, prompting days of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri and rallies nationwide, has been identified as Darren Wilson.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson made the announcement Friday morning, having previously refused citing concerns over the officer’s safety.

Jackson said that Wilson had been an officer in the force for six years and no disciplinary action was taken against him. Wilson was treated for injuries after the shooting, Jackson said.

According to the police report, this incident may have been the consequence of an earlier strong-arm robbery. Another Ferguson police officer had been investigating a strong-arm robbery at a convenience store and had seen several angles from the store’s surveillance cameras of the suspects. The officer identified Brown as the primary suspect, and the witness to the shooting that has been talking with the media about those circumstances as Brown’s suspected partner in the robbery. Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly captured the report page in this tweet:

It is worth remembering that this incident is related to another incident detailed under Ferguson Police Report #2014-12391 as well as St. Louis County Police Report #2014-43984. In that incident, Brown was fatally wounded involving an office of this department. I responded to that scene and observed Brown. After viewing Brown and reviewing this video, I was able to confirm that Brown is the primary suspect in this incident. A second person, also at that scene, identified himself as being with Brown. That person was later identified as Dorian Johnson. After observing Johnson and reviewing the video, I confirmed that he is the second suspect in this incident.

That was the investigating officer’s opinion, not an adjudicated fact — but it does suggest why a confrontation between Brown, Johnson, and the police may have escalated quickly. Reilly also tweeted four pictures from the camera system in the report:

Reilly was one of the two journalists arrested on Wednesday night in Ferguson. Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post is the other, and is also tweeting from the same report. Lowery notes here that the convenience store was a Quik Trip:

One Quik Trip was destroyed in the riot that led to the police response this week. There may be more than one Quik Trip in Ferguson, but if it’s the same one that burned this week, it would be a very strange coincidence.

The police didn’t have much else to say, which made some residents angry — but not all that many, Lowery reports:

Today’s reveal raises all sorts of questions, not the least of which is why the Ferguson PD didn’t release the information about the Quik Trip robbery sooner. It doesn’t justify shooting an unarmed man in the back as he’s running away if that’s actually what happened, but that claim came from the man who is a suspected accomplice in the earlier robbery — and would explain why the police officer might have taken an interest in Brown and Johnson in the first place. Assuming that the officer investigating the strong-arm robbery is correct in identifying Brown and Johnson, it calls into question the entire narrative of the shooting that has been provided mainly by Johnson himself.

If the Ferguson police had been more forthcoming about the incident up front, much of this week’s drama might have been avoided, or at least somewhat mitigated.

Update: Expect this to come up a lot in the days ahead:

If Brown and Johnson were fleeing from a felony theft, the shooting may have been justified under Missouri law — which may explain why the police handed out the report on the strong-arm robbery. But they still have not released the report on the shooting itself, and it doesn’t explain why it took six days to get around to discussing the robbery.


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https://twitter.com/LauraKHettiger

1h
Photo: Ferguson, Mo., police incident report names Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson as robbery suspects – @LauraKHettiger

https://twitter.com/LauraKHettiger/status/500285357376946176/photo/1

canopfor on August 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM

They hadn’t faked it up yet, Ed.

This is complete CYA bullshit from those murderous thugs wearing costumes.

Aquateen Hungerforce on August 15, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Let’s see so they got a look alike actor to rob a quik mart? So that our young savant Mr. Brown will have his character impugned?

Seems logical.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Dorian Johnson’s lawyer confirms that his client told FBI cigars were taken from store before Michael Brown shooting

But, did he tell the local cops, or media?

Why was he talking to the FBI?

faraway on August 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Those are the peace sign, you racist! /sBlake on August 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Thank you for stamping your imprimatur of my comments. And may you procreate yourself abundantly, apologist!!

MaiDee on August 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM

He was just an innocent child! BTW, he was 6″4′, 294 pounds and just tossed around some 135 pound clerk of Pakistani or Indian ancestry like a rag doll after robbing a box of cigars. It was his civil right to take those cigars!

blogforce one on August 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM

https://twitter.com/LauraKHettiger

Laura Hettiger KMOV @LauraKHettiger · 1m

#Ferguson incident report page 7: describes #MikeBrown altercation, officer identifies body, confirms primary suspect

https://twitter.com/LauraKHettiger/status/500308791607705600/photo/1

canopfor on August 15, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Can you maybe take a day off from the IRS and hard drives?

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Unlike you libs, we can multitask.

davidk on August 15, 2014 at 11:55 AM

that’s a big dude

rob verdi on August 15, 2014 at 11:55 AM

He was just an innocent child! BTW, he was 6″4′, 294 pounds and just tossed around some 135 pound clerk of Pakistani or Indian ancestry like a rag doll

Is Big Mike guilty of a racial Hate Crime against our immigrant brothers?

faraway on August 15, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Verbie, I forgot to ask….how was the fishing?

HonestLib on August 15, 2014 at 11:48 AM

She came home with a big red snapper………

VegasRick on August 15, 2014 at 11:55 AM

The world is now a better place because Michael Brown is fertilizer.

And Ed, please stop calling him an unarmed teen, the proper descriptive is combative felon.

Exninja on August 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM

He was just an innocent child! BTW, he was 6″4′, 294 pounds and just tossed around some 135 pound clerk of Pakistani or Indian ancestry like a rag doll after robbing a box of cigars. It was his civil right to take those cigars!

blogforce one on August 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM

His monastic robes were at the cleaners and he was just trying to go pick them up. Stupid store clerk expected a monk to pay for Swisher Sweet cigars and ruined everything!

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Darren Wilson is a black police officer and he represents the African American police officers on the force.

GrannyDee on August 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Uh oh. There goes The Narrative.

gwelf on August 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM

If the Ferguson police had been more forthcoming about the incident up front, much of this week’s drama might have been avoided, or at least somewhat mitigated. – Ed

Really Ed? That’s not only fallacious but unsupported by facts and statements?

Do you really believe the crowd of rioters and looters would have believed a statement of facts by the police over Johnson’s mendacity?

Marcus Traianus on August 15, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Ed wrote ‘might have been’…not ‘for certain’.
But he’s right to consider that a huge factor in all of this has been such little info from the police about the incident. I can’t recall a similar incident where there was no version of events provided by this police for this long.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Conservative4Ever on August 15, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Correct. In most jurisdictions, the act of physically assaulting a police officer or physically resisting arrest is itself a felony justifying the use of deadly force.

If the perp did what you recounted, Officer Wilson was justified in shooting him, whether during the assault or while he was attempting to flee the scene of the crime, i.e., assaulting Wilson or resisting the attempted arrest.

TXUS on August 15, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Can you maybe take a day off from the IRS and hard drives?

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Will the police car video unexpectedly get erased?

faraway on August 15, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Laura Hettiger KMOV @LauraKHettiger · 30m

#Ferguson PD releases these pics of #MikeBrown committing strong arm robbery at Food Mart on W. Florissant @kmov

https://twitter.com/LauraKHettiger/status/500301506437206016/photo/1

canopfor on August 15, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Uh oh. There goes The Narrative.

gwelf on August 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Keep reading thru the comments on p2.

HumpBot Salvation on August 15, 2014 at 11:57 AM

I recently had a simple car accident. They said it would be ready in a few days. It must be a conspiracy.

CW on August 15, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Well it kinda does depend on who did the rear ending! Hey, could not resist and just using you for the set-up.

HonestLib on August 15, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Aqua is another useful dupe.

CW on August 15, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Darren Wilson is a black police officer and he represents the African American police officers on the force.

GrannyDee on August 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Uh oh. There goes The Narrative.

gwelf on August 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM

ITS NOT HIM.

Ed needs to do an update. I guess he’s playing golf.

faraway on August 15, 2014 at 11:58 AM

The Ferguson police released the name of the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen man who was 6’4″ and weighed 292 pounds, whose death set off a riot and then a tense standoff with police in the St. Louis suburb.

If we’re trying to be accurate, then referring to an 18-year-old man who was that big as just a “teen” is misleading in the extreme.

I appreciate that you try to report what happened without trying to slant it. Getting away from the persistent media bias that is always twisting the truth to push forward their agenda is one of the main reasons I come to Hot Air.

Unfortunately, all too often you report what the liberal media are saying without making any corrections, and we wind up with the liberal falsehoods anyway.

This constant reference to Michael Brown as just an “unarmed black teen” makes it sound like he was just a kid. He was bigger than the vast majority of grown men, and clearly didn’t mind pushing smaller people around, as we can see from the pictures from this robbery.

That doesn’t necessarily mean the shooting was justified, but it seems fairly obvious that “unarmed” in this case is a far cry from “harmless.”

There Goes the Neighborhood on August 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM

All of the loons just ran away. I wonder why?

VegasRick on August 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Hint: it was never actually about “justice.”

vlad martel on August 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Ed wrote ‘might have been’…not ‘for certain’.
But he’s right to consider that a huge factor in all of this has been such little info from the police about the incident. I can’t recall a similar incident where there was no version of events provided by this police for this long.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Well if you discount the Zimmerman case and all of the rest of the similar cases. Then sure.

HumpBot Salvation on August 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM

CLARIFICATION, Look like I also fell victim to the misinformation. My apologies.

Ethical Society of Police
about an hour ago
Greetings community members of St. Louis, MO and all those across the nation. The Ethical Society of Police has been closely following the events surrounding the unfortunate police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

As a result of public outcry and a demand for justice, the Ferguson police officer’s name was released and happens to be, Darren Wilson.

The first thing we would like to assure the world is that this is a horrific coincidence.

May I assure the world that this is not the President of the Ethical Society of Police’s Sergeant Darren R. Wilson who is African-American, and happens to be an 18 year veteran of the St. Louis Police Department.

I’m sure additional clarification statements will be released immediately.

Thank you for your continued support.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Good to know.

gwelf on August 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM

This is why it is critical to get out there and riot, steal and vandalize before the facts get out.

Wigglesworth on August 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Well…this changes things.

I truly bought into the whole innocent, gentle giant, every-teen, model citizen bullsh!t.

I agree, if he was wanted for felony strong arm theft, and the officer was trying to talk to him, Brown fought with him in the cop car, then ran away, I say the shooting is justified.

Really had no idea. Wow.

I think you should have led with THAT story, not that the shooter was identified.

Bee on August 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Michael Brown fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo.
7m

Editor’s note:

According to USA Today reporter Aamer Madhani (@AamerISmad), a police officer at the home of Darren Wilson, the police officer identified in Michael Brown’s shooting, said Wilson left his home in Crestwood, Mo., ‘days ago.’ – Aaron

canopfor on August 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM

It’s a classic – Chris Rock on “How Not to Get Your A** Kicked by the Police”:

http://youtu.be/igQDvYOt_iA

Makes me laugh every time I see it….

TeresainFortWorth on August 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM

It’s possible that the evidence from the store cameras took some time to obtain since the store was completely burned out..? You know the store that had “snitches get stitches” painted on the outside wall.

d1carter on August 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 11:39 AM

And a police report needs to have an investigation, it doesn’t happen overnight.

sentinelrules on August 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM

The QuikMart report is dated same day as the incident.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:01 PM

I think you should have led with THAT story, not that the shooter was identified.

Bee on August 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM

HA writers follow the meme now. Where is Michelle?

faraway on August 15, 2014 at 12:01 PM

PHOTOS Show ROBBERY SUSPECT Mike Brown Wearing Same Clothes as SHOOTING VICTIM Mike Brown

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/08/photos-show-robbery-suspect-mike-brown-wearing-same-clothes-as-shooting-victim-mike-brown/

Yep – no doubt about it.

Pork-Chop on August 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Can you maybe take a day off from the IRS and hard drives?
And where do I attack Malkin personally?
I am for sure frequently critical of her.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 11:46 AM

The point is keeping you consistent. But it’s good to see you take a day off from obeisance to the state.

I’ve never seen you make a substantive argument against what Malkin has said or her ideas.

gwelf on August 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Raquel Pinkbullet, for you.

Schadenfreude on August 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM

This is why it is critical to get out there and riot, steal and vandalize before the facts get out.

Wigglesworth on August 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM

You think the “protesters” will bring the stuff back now? I think the police should ask. That would be classic.

VegasRick on August 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Thank you for stamping your imprimatur of my comments. And may you procreate yourself abundantly, apologist!!

MaiDee on August 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Stay off the internet until you learn what /s means.

Blake on August 15, 2014 at 12:03 PM

This is why it is critical to get out there and riot, steal and vandalize before the facts get out.

Wigglesworth on August 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM

I like ole’ Verbs, but after reading a post above about the police presenting their case this late; I think he might be heading that way with his thinking. Kinda blaming the riots on the police investigation. Not sure, and hope Verbs will clarify his statement/point-of-view.

HonestLib on August 15, 2014 at 12:03 PM

https://twitter.com/LauraKHettiger

Laura Hettiger KMOV @LauraKHettiger · now

#Ferguson incident report page 9: responding officer took report, canvassed W. Florissant looking for suspects @kmov

https://twitter.com/LauraKHettiger/status/500309778636472320/photo/1

canopfor on August 15, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I was on the fence until today.

I can’t abide a bully. Good riddance.

davidk on August 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Guilty or innocent, his life – as he knew it – is pretty much over.

whatcat on August 15, 2014 at 10:54 AM

That’s what Led Zepper is hoping for!

Ned Pepper on August 15, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Choke on it, you shithead.

p.s. America is always capitalized.

Schadenfreude on August 15, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Led is not an American citizen. That’s been established already.

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Big Mike…..The GENTLE GIANT?

Realdemocrat1 on August 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM

The QuikMart report is dated same day as the incident.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Read at the top: Incidence Report

It’s not the full police report which takes time.

sentinelrules on August 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Brian Ross is now googling Darren Wilson + Tea Party.

vcferlita on August 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Darren Wilson is a black police officer and he represents the African American police officers on the force.

GrannyDee on August 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Uh oh. There goes The Narrative.

gwelf on August 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Maybe he is – but this seems to be something that keeps getting reported and then retracted.
Regardless, there’s a heck of a lot more to be learned as to what happened here than what race the officer was.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Hint: it was never actually about “justice.”

vlad martel on August 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM

I’m shocked! O_O.

VegasRick on August 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM

I was on the fence until today.

I can’t abide a bully. Good riddance.

davidk on August 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM

You’re for justice and Ned Pepper is NOT.

Schadenfreude on August 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM

The QuikMart report is dated same day as the incident.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Read at the top: Incidence Report

It’s not the full police report which takes time.

sentinelrules on August 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM

So they released a ‘report’ along with this, or you think there will be one to follow?

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:06 PM

I can’t recall a similar incident where there was no version of events provided by this police for this long.
verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Well, the Stop’n’Rob Brown stole cigars from was accidentally burned down and accidentally spray painted with “Snitches get stitches” so maybe that impeded the investigation. I know it’s all racism, but still.

Akzed on August 15, 2014 at 12:06 PM

t’s possible that the evidence from the store cameras took some time to obtain since the store was completely burned out..? You know the store that had “snitches get stitches” painted on the outside wall.

d1carter on August 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 11:39 AM

And a police report needs to have an investigation, it doesn’t happen overnight.

sentinelrules on August 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM

The QuikMart report is dated same day as the incident.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Good comment d1carter. H/T for that type of critical thinking.

HonestLib on August 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Maybe he is – but this seems to be something that keeps getting reported and then retracted.
Regardless, there’s a heck of a lot more to be learned as to what happened here than what race the officer was.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM

There is a lot to learn (and it looks like we don’t know the race of the officer – not that it matters to me but it sure does to others).

So maybe you could crack down a little on your fellow lefties who tend to jump into these threads and accuse everyone of being a racist and not caring about justice or whatever other nonsense they come up with.

gwelf on August 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM

The American ISIS (Democrats) are circling the wagons. They have egg all over their RACIST FACES now.

Realdemocrat1 on August 15, 2014 at 12:09 PM

It shouldn’t take this long for them to provide some basic facts surrounding the shooting – as they surely must have an understanding of at this point.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 11:24 AM

It’s called Due Process.

Ever hear of it?

sentinelrules on August 15, 2014 at 11:29 AM

If they’re going at the pace of say the IRS investigations (or Fast & Furious, VA, etc. etc.) all they need release at this time is the statement that “there isn’t even a smidgen of corruption.”

Then they can obfuscate for a few years and claim it too old to do anything about.

Not that I agree with what I wrote, but that’s how the administration that Verbie so loves would handle it.

Closet Optimist on August 15, 2014 at 12:09 PM

… there’s a heck of a lot more to be learned as to what happened here than what race the officer was.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM

The race of the officer is important – because the early narrative on the left was that he is white – this was part of what prompted the rioting and looting.

With all of the RACISM! screaming going on, It is very interesting that no one has yet identified the officer’s race.

Pork-Chop on August 15, 2014 at 12:09 PM

You think the “protesters” will bring the stuff back now? I think the police should ask. That would be classic.

VegasRick on August 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Right. This is where the “systemic racism” excuse comes in — they rioted as a protest against the system, regardless of the specific facts in this particular case.

vlad martel on August 15, 2014 at 12:10 PM

https://twitter.com/LauraKHettiger

Laura Hettiger KMOV @LauraKHettiger · 13s

Surveillance video from Food Mart shows 2014-08-09 at 11:53. #Ferguson PD identifies suspect as #MikeBrown @kmov

https://twitter.com/LauraKHettiger/status/500311945107759104/photo/1

canopfor on August 15, 2014 at 12:10 PM

If the perp did what you recounted, Officer Wilson was justified in shooting him, whether during the assault or while he was attempting to flee the scene of the crime, i.e., assaulting Wilson or resisting the attempted arrest.

TXUS on August 15, 2014 at 11:57 AM

*nods head*
I’m a retired LEO

Conservative4Ever on August 15, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Ed wrote ‘might have been’…not ‘for certain’.
But he’s right to consider that a huge factor in all of this has been such little info from the police about the incident. I can’t recall a similar incident where there was no version of events provided by this police for this long.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Perhaps because the police, unlike the race baters and media, didn’t want to immediately jump to conclusions.

DethMetalCookieMonst on August 15, 2014 at 12:10 PM

So they released a ‘report’ along with this, or you think there will be one to follow?

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:06 PM

A complete police report? Of course, but it takes time, even months for some cases. It took weeks in NYC.

Do you actually expect the police department to release the video tapes right away? It takes time, legal proceedings, judges to grant access to those tapes.

sentinelrules on August 15, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Regardless, there’s a heck of a lot more to be learned as to what happened here than what race the officer was.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM

BULLSH!T Now that your hero turns out to be nothing but a common thug race doesn’t mean anything? That’s what this whole thing was about. Grow up dummy.

VegasRick on August 15, 2014 at 12:11 PM

You’ve got to love it.

Obama administration lies it’s but off for years about a whole host of issues and scandals and verbaluce could care less. Nothing to see there. And anyone who says otherwise is a crackpot conspiracy theorist who isn’t dealing in facts.

But in Ferguson – now verbaluce questions the timing. And why things take a week to be released (verbaluce knows how important getting things within a week are – see IRS hard drive failures one week after being subpoenaed). And why isn’t our oppressive government being more transparent and forth coming.

Of course next week he’ll go back to a palace eunuch for Obama and the state.

gwelf on August 15, 2014 at 12:11 PM

RePosty:

Michael Brown fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo.
3m

Full document: Police incident report detailing robbery events that led up to Michael Brown’s shooting – @CNN
Read more on turner.com
========================

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2014/images/08/15/ferguson-police-report.pdf

canopfor on August 15, 2014 at 11:48 AM

canopfor on August 15, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Apparently Big Mike was a bully of the worst kind.

Realdemocrat1 on August 15, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Brian Ross is now googling Darren Wilson + Tea Party.

vcferlita on August 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Precious Moment just released from my long term memory file. Thanx!

gracie on August 15, 2014 at 12:12 PM

There is a lot to learn (and it looks like we don’t know the race of the officer – not that it matters to me but it sure does to others)…

gwelf on August 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM

In theory it shouldn’t matter. But for the narrative to succeed, it makes a lot of difference. And the narrative is what lefties rely on to maintain power.

Fenris on August 15, 2014 at 12:13 PM

So,………………..in light of all the Fact News Flooding,..Brown was a Criminal
perpetually pushing his thuggery luck!!

canopfor on August 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM

There is a lot to learn (and it looks like we don’t know the race of the officer – not that it matters to me but it sure does to others).

So maybe you could crack down a little on your fellow lefties who tend to jump into these threads and accuse everyone of being a racist and not caring about justice or whatever other nonsense they come up with.

gwelf on August 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Why should I ‘crack down’ on them? You assume we’re all fully aligned?
You don’t say much when I get called a ‘racist’ (or a ‘race pimp’).
I get called that for ever entertaining the idea of race as a factor is various incidents or issues.
But I don’t accuse people of this.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Wonder what Michelle Malkin thought yesterday reading hotair towing the leftist line on Ferguson.

sauldalinsky on August 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Capt. Ron Johnson HASN’T TALKED to Chief Tom Jackson YET?????

Realdemocrat1 on August 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM

All of the loons just ran away. I wonder why?

VegasRick on August 15, 2014 at 11:53 AM

I didn’t run away. I’m dealing with a classical pianist that is staying at my house and practicing before a concert he’s giving next month, I’m working on an VERY BORING article for the newspaper and my psychotic overgrown snow white husky is going through his normal daily, well, psychotic routines.

Any other loons want to jump in?

Walter L. Newton on August 15, 2014 at 12:15 PM

The QuikMart report is dated same day as the incident.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Their hard drives crashed and they fired the outside contractor that did the backups so this might take a while. Oh and the officer just texted the police chief on his private phone and told him what happened. So it’s good.

HumpBot Salvation on August 15, 2014 at 12:16 PM

BTW, where is libfree today?

Writing down her apology?

sentinelrules on August 15, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Maybe he is – but this seems to be something that keeps getting reported and then retracted.
Regardless, there’s a heck of a lot more to be learned as to what happened here than what race the officer was.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Was this before or after the mostly peaceful mobs were mostly peacefully lobbing peaceful Molotov cocktails and peace rocks, or mostly peacefully looting and burning stores of innocent shopowners to the ground?

Let us know. You peaceful, rational, level-headed, just-the-facts-ma’am lefites are the ones out there in the streets today over this thing we have so much more to learn about, so you MUST be right about something. You just have to be.

Good Lt on August 15, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Oh LibFree, come out come out whever you are!!!!

DethMetalCookieMonst on August 15, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Wonder what Michelle Malkin thought yesterday reading hotair towing the leftist line on Ferguson.

sauldalinsky on August 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM

I’m sure that Malkin can barely stand to read the ‘NEW and IMPROVED’, pro-AMNESTY, pro-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, anti-LAW ENFORCEMENT, semi-pro-ABORTION, Hot Air on most days.

Pork-Chop on August 15, 2014 at 12:19 PM

The PD had the units but they had not yet been installed. Nothing from cameras in the area. A perfect set-up for those who want to insist that Brown was summarily executed for no other reason than he was black.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Can you say “self-defeating argument”?

I knew you could.

corona79 on August 15, 2014 at 12:19 PM

the folks are not believing the official report….

they won’t be happy no matter what other information comes out

sad

cmsinaz on August 15, 2014 at 12:19 PM

So the media all along has been stating this was an innocent young 18 year old, who was going to college and was adored by his family and neighbors.

But what they didn’t show was a picture of the 6’4″ 300lb thug who batters and robs his neighborhood store and hangs with pathological liars, gang bangers, and drug dealers and users.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 15, 2014 at 12:19 PM

The QuikMart report is dated same day as the incident.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Er… maybe because it happened the same day? Unless I’m reading that report wrong?

Walter L. Newton on August 15, 2014 at 12:20 PM

so captain johnson is only in charge of keeping the peace not the investigation itself…folks are not happy about that….

cmsinaz on August 15, 2014 at 12:21 PM

The race of the officer is important – because the early narrative on the left was that he is white – this was part of what prompted the rioting and looting.

With all of the RACISM! screaming going on, It is very interesting that no one has yet identified the officer’s race.

Pork-Chop on August 15, 2014 at 12:09 PM

I’m sure that all those protesters out there would have protested, looted, and rioted even had it been a white-on-white shooting. It’s not about skin color it is about community justice in the face of the Ferguson PD and their jack-booted thugs! /

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Why should I ‘crack down’ on them? You assume we’re all fully aligned?
You don’t say much when I get called a ‘racist’ (or a ‘race pimp’).
I get called that for ever entertaining the idea of race as a factor is various incidents or issues.
But I don’t accuse people of this.

verbaluce on August 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM

For the record I have never seen Verbie act or comment like a racist or a “race pimp”. Verbs and me don’t always agree, but dude has been cordial when we comment back and forth. Also, he ain’t not troll.

HonestLib on August 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Am I supposed to be persuaded by the idea that alleged robbery is justification for murder without trial? That’s meant to convince anyone that Browns killing was justified? If you are trying to prove that this isn’t about race, try not suggesting that the penalty for robbery while black is death.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM

I’m sure before this is over that it will be called a conspiracy by the likes of Michael Moore, Al Sharpton and Rosie O’Fatass.

“It took too long for the report to come out”, “he was set up”, “if there was a robbery why wasn’t the side kick arrested?”……

Tater Salad on August 15, 2014 at 12:23 PM

I didn’t run away. I’m dealing with a classical pianist that is staying at my house and practicing before a concert he’s giving next month, I’m working on an VERY BORING article for the newspaper and my psychotic overgrown snow white husky is going through his normal daily, well, psychotic routines.

And all of that is complete BS.

Any other loons want to jump in? Walter L. Newton on August 15, 2014 at 12:15 PM

You’re sufficient.

Akzed on August 15, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Am I supposed to be persuaded by the idea that alleged robbery is justification for murder without trial?

libfreeordie on August 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM

No one was murdered.

Pork-Chop on August 15, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Capt. Johnson didn’t find out about Big Mike bullying that guy in the videos until he seen it on the news???? Where have I heard that before?

These American ISIS (Democrats)pols from Missouri are very inept and so are the propagandists in the Media. They all have egg on their faces!!!!!

Realdemocrat1 on August 15, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Am I supposed to be persuaded by the idea that alleged robbery is justification for murder without trial? That’s meant to convince anyone that Browns killing was justified? If you are trying to prove that this isn’t about race, try not suggesting that the penalty for robbery while black is death.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Try not justifying resisting felony arrest, jackass.

M240H on August 15, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Oh LibFree, come out come out whever you are!!!!

DethMetalCookieMonst on August 15, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Home-fry, I really like your comments…don’t make me change me mind! Chuckle.

HonestLib on August 15, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Are the citizens from Ferguson safer now that BIG MIKE is off the streets?

Realdemocrat1 on August 15, 2014 at 12:25 PM

To quote Ethan Edwards, maybe he needed killin.

kingsmill on August 15, 2014 at 12:25 PM

some folks trying to get their 15 minutes of fame during this presser with captain johnson….this is getting away from him

cmsinaz on August 15, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Am I supposed to be persuaded by the idea that alleged robbery is justification for murder without trial?

libfreeordie on August 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Are we supposed to be persuaded by the idea that the alleged murder is justification for conviction with trial because black?

HumpBot Salvation on August 15, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Lib can’t help himself. Race is all he knows.

CurtZHP on August 15, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Am I supposed to be persuaded by the idea that alleged robbery is justification for murder without trial? That’s meant to convince anyone that Browns killing was justified?

Hannity: Either a shot was fired from inside the police officer’s car or it was not.

Jackson: It was, yes.

Hannity: Do we know for a fact then, so there was a struggle for the gun then?

Jackson: It is a fact…

Hannity: …Then are you convinced that the officer involved in the shooting was in department guidelines in protecting himself?

Jackson: I can’t answer that until I have the report from the county.

Hannity: But you are convinced that an altercation occurred and a shot was fired within the car, meaning Mr. Brown was in the car at some point?

Jackson: He was, he was. Yes.

If you are trying to prove that this isn’t about race, try not suggesting that the penalty for robbery while black is death. libfreeordie on August 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM

He wasn’t shot during the robbery genius. If he were it woulda been racist, we know that much.

Akzed on August 15, 2014 at 12:28 PM

If the Ferguson police had been more forthcoming about the incident up front, much of this week’s drama might have been avoided, or at least somewhat mitigated.

This is the same sort of stupidity we saw with the Malaysian Airlines disappearance. And it earns you the same sort of credibility. (Will CNN postulate that Brown and Johnson ended up in the middle of the street because of a miniature black hole?)

GWB on August 15, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Am I supposed to be persuaded by the idea that alleged robbery is justification for murder without trial? That’s meant to convince anyone that Browns killing was justified? If you are trying to prove that this isn’t about race, try not suggesting that the penalty for robbery while black is death.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM

You and other race baters immediatetly accused the officer of cold-blooded murder before ANY facts got out, so don’t give me that crap.

DethMetalCookieMonst on August 15, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Am I supposed to be persuaded by the idea that alleged robbery is justification for murder without trial? That’s meant to convince anyone that Browns killing was justified? If you are trying to prove that this isn’t about race, try not suggesting that the penalty for robbery while black is death.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM

No. An honest and open minded person would be persuaded to now wait for all the facts to come in. I am fine with you demanding faster answers, but “typing murder without trial” show a shallow mind when it comes to the rule of law.

Hey, hope all is well and school should start soon.

HonestLib on August 15, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Am I supposed to be persuaded by the idea that alleged robbery is justification for murder without trial? That’s meant to convince anyone that Browns killing was justified? If you are trying to prove that this isn’t about race, try not suggesting that the penalty for robbery while black is death.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM

It’s so sad that now you’re reduced to posting such as this. I’m truly sad for you.

LashRambo on August 15, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Am I supposed to be persuaded by the idea that alleged robbery is justification for murder without trial? That’s meant to convince anyone that Browns killing was justified? If you are trying to prove that this isn’t about race, try not suggesting that the penalty for robbery while black is death.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM

I knew it was coming. Minimize the fact that Brown was being stopped for robbery and was apparently a hoodlum. We now know the story his side kick Johnson has been spewing is total nonsense, so lets look at the facts.

1) Brown was being stopped on a suspicion of robbery
2) There was an altercation in the police car whereby the officer need medical attention
3) There was a struggle for the officers gun.
4) the suspect got shot.

Tater Salad on August 15, 2014 at 12:29 PM

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