Jake Tapper: Getting a conviction against Darren Wilson could be an ‘uphill battle’

posted at 6:01 pm on August 22, 2014 by Noah Rothman

CNN host Jake Tapper had some discouraging news for those who would prefer to see not only Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson go to trial but be convicted for his role in the slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Getting a conviction, let alone creating a case which would see the inside of a courtroom, will be difficult for prosecutors.

In an interview with Georgetown University Law Professor Paul Brown, Tapper asked what evidentiary thresholds prosecutors must clear in order to create a strong case against Wilson. Tapper observed that the grand jury hearing the details of the case is made up of three African-Americans and nine whites, suggesting that the demographic most incensed by the teen’s killing are underrepresented.

He added that Democratic Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has warned that, if the case does not go to trial and/or Wilson is found not guilty, Missouri should be prepared for all of Ferguson “to have looting.” Unfortunately for Missouri, murder trails do not hinge on the threats of local politicians.

“The hardest thing would be that the defendant is a police officer,” Brown said of the obstacles in the way of prosecutors. “Often jurors are extremely sympathetic to police officers.”

Moreover, the prosecutors have to prove that Wilson did not have a reasonable belief that his life was in danger, Brown said. Worse for those who are suspicious of Wilson, the testimony of those eyewitnesses who claim that the slain teen was surrendering when he was shot is not going to enjoy much credibility with the jury.

“Eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable,” Brown said.

Finally, while it is possible the grand jury will decide to indict, a conviction is going to be harder to secure. The racial makeup of the grand jury, Brown said, will come into play and the preponderance of whites on the jury, who have likely had better experiences with the police than their black counterparts, may mean that Wilson gets the benefit of the doubt.


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What happened to Jake Tapper?

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Allah weeps.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 22, 2014 at 6:06 PM

…it might be hard to get an conviction because….he most probably is innocent.

right2bright on August 22, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Jake Tapper is a worthless dick… That is all…

oscarwilde on August 22, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Speaking of JT, and in case you haven’t heard
about this:

https://twitter.com/jaketapper

Jake Tapper @jaketapper · 17m

St Louis County police officer, shown here speaking to Oath Keepers, relieved of duty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XA_yW7Z5OM&sns=tw
==============================

Sgt. Maj. Page to St. Louis Oath Keepers: The End of American Sovereignty & Constitutional Rights

Published on Apr 23, 2014
**************************

Sargent Major Dan Page, speaking to the St. Louis/St. Charles, Missouri Chapter of Oath Keepers, explains how they plan to end American sovereignty and the Constitution, establishing martial law and merging the U.S. with the New World Order.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XA_yW7Z5OM&sns=tw

canopfor on August 22, 2014 at 6:12 PM

They’ll indict…..count on it

Schadenfreude ….tappers been drinking the koolaid

cmsinaz on August 22, 2014 at 6:12 PM

What happened to Jake Tapper?

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2014 at 6:05 PM

He needs to re-establish his lib bonafides.

djl130 on August 22, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Jake Tapper: Getting a conviction against Darren Wilson could be an ‘uphill battle’

But we’ll give it everything we’ve got.

~ LSM

WhirledPeas on August 22, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Does a grand jury have to be unanimous to indict?

Mark1971 on August 22, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Tapper observed that the grand jury hearing the details of the case is made up of three African-Americans and nine whites, suggesting that the demographic most incensed by the teen’s killing are underrepresented.

We’re supposed to be choosing juries by grievance groups now? At 25% but only about 13% of the population they are overrepresented. Underrepresented are hispanics.

Fenris on August 22, 2014 at 6:15 PM

+1 wp

cmsinaz on August 22, 2014 at 6:15 PM

I thought we were done with this story. Just wishful thinking I guess.

kcewa on August 22, 2014 at 6:15 PM

All interesting, I suppose, Mr. Tapper. But what about the evidence? What will it show? Isn’t that even more important than the biases and predilections of grand jury members and politicians?

Is there evidence that Brown reached for the officer’s gun? Did Brown strike the officer? Was he charging or retreating when shot? What will Wilson’s testimony be? Will it be corroborated, in whole or in part, by any other witnesses or evidence?

JudetheFossil on August 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM

If the evidence shows that Wilson was indeed attacked and seriously injured by Brown in his patrol car, and that Brown turned and advanced towards Wilson after Wilson ordered him to stop, then the white residents of Ferguson should threaten some rioting of their own if Wilson is indicted just to quiet the black mobs.

AZCoyote on August 22, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Does a grand jury have to be unanimous to indict?

Mark1971 on August 22, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Questions, Answers About Missouri Grand Juries

Q: Do charges require a unanimous vote?

A: No. Consent from nine jurors is enough to file a charge in Missouri. The jury also could choose to file lesser charges or no charges.

kcewa on August 22, 2014 at 6:18 PM

What about those of us that only want to see justice done…? And by the way, do all grand jurys have to reflect the racial makeup of all communities?

d1carter on August 22, 2014 at 6:18 PM

The usual suspects are preparing their ‘shopping lists’ for the next round of ‘protesting’.

vnvet on August 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM

kcewa on August 22, 2014 at 6:18 PM

OK. Thanks.

Mark1971 on August 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM

What about those of us that only want to see justice done…?

d1carter on August 22, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Apparently you are not familiar with the United States of Barack Obama.

oscarwilde on August 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM

He added that Democratic Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has warned that, if the case does not go to trial and/or Wilson is found not guilty, Missouri should be prepared for all of Ferguson “to have looting.”

One of the most honest comments I’ve seen. My ancestors were among the first to live in Ferguson when it became a town. My mother grew up there. She does not recognize the territory where these race riots were going on as part of the town where she grew up. All of Ferguson includes the real town and not this area.

“The hardest thing would be that the defendant is a police officer,” Brown said of the obstacles in the way of prosecutors. “Often jurors are extremely sympathetic to police officers.”

Aside from the unfortunate challenges of having a Georgetown Law professor with the same name as the corpse, Professor Brown is wrong. The hardest thing in getting a conviction is not the fact the defendant is a police officer. The hardest thing is the fact that Michael Brown Jr. just robbed a convenience store.

Happy Nomad on August 22, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Wilson’s media trial continues apace. On the front page, he’s already been convicted. It’s up to those white guys in the closed room now to confirm the verdict so rightfully leftfully reached by those smarter than everyone else in the media.

/CNN

Wino on August 22, 2014 at 6:24 PM

This officer will never get a fair trial in MO.

burrata on August 22, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Worse for those who are suspicious of Wilson, the testimony of those eyewitnesses who claim that the slain teen was surrendering when he was shot is not going to enjoy much credibility with the jury.

“Eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable,” Brown said.

Particularly when the autopsy showed that Michael Brown was shot four times in the arms, once in the forehead, and once in the chest, and not in the back. If Michael Brown had his hands up, why did Wilson shoot him four times in the arms? Or was Wilson’s aim very bad because Brown had blinded him in one eye?

Steve Z on August 22, 2014 at 6:28 PM

It’s up to those white guys in the closed room now to confirm the verdict so rightfully leftfully reached by those smarter than everyone else in the media.

/CNN

Wino on August 22, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Those same individuals should be sent to interview ISIS…

oscarwilde on August 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Excuse me, but he’s not even been charged or indicted over anything yet! And yet, we’ve got folks like Allah and Tapper wringing their hands over the fact they may not see this guy swinging from the end of a rope (so to speak). It’s insanity. Using how Ferguson residents may react in determining any guilt is equally insane, yet we’re seeing that too.

changer1701 on August 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Tapper observed that the grand jury hearing the details of the case is made up of three African-Americans and nine whites, suggesting that the demographic most incensed by the teen’s killing are underrepresented.

Since when has any justice system had as its goal to have as many incensed people on a jury as possible? Never. Such is the goal of a lynch mob. This Trapper is dumber than my grandmother’s dog.

VorDaj on August 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM

so now we are supposed to tailor grand juries to the race of the victim?
I want to see how a prosecutor works with the PD after bringing charges.

dmacleo on August 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Is there evidence that Brown reached for the officer’s gun? Did Brown strike the officer?

JudetheFossil on August 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM

The shattered eye socket was what? Clumsiness?

Fact of the matter is that many of the questions about what happened when will NOT be resolved. At that point it comes down to character and testimony as to why Wilson needed to fire six shots instead of using a taser against a charging 300 pound 6’4″ criminal.

Happy Nomad on August 22, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Tapper observed that the grand jury hearing the details of the case is made up of three African-Americans and nine whites, suggesting that the demographic most incensed by the teen’s killing are underrepresented.

We’re supposed to be choosing juries by grievance groups now? At 25% but only about 13% of the population they are overrepresented. Underrepresented are hispanics.

Fenris on August 22, 2014 at 6:15 PM

From kcewa’s link above:

A grand jury is made up of 12 people who “shall be selected at random from a fair cross-section of the citizens” of St. Louis County, according to Missouri law. The grand jury in the Brown case is 75 percent white: six white men, three white women, two black women and one black man. The county is 70 percent white. Brown was black while the officer is white.

In the 2012 election, the St. Louis County (which does not include the city of St. Louis) vote for President was as follows:

O’bama: 56.18%

Romney: 42.53%

So obviously plenty of whites voted for O’bama from that “racist” county…

Del Dolemonte on August 22, 2014 at 6:32 PM

This officer will never get a fair trial in MO.

burrata on August 22, 2014 at 6:25 PM

He may not even get to the trial stage.

Del Dolemonte on August 22, 2014 at 6:34 PM

must been tough for tapper to be semi objective on this story.

liberal scumbag that he is and all.

renalin on August 22, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Using how Ferguson residents may react in determining any guilt is equally insane, yet we’re seeing that too.

changer1701 on August 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Let me be perfectly 100 percent crystal clear here. I neither trust nor like the police. However that said, there is nothing wrong with how the citizens of Ferguson have behaved that Puff the Magic Dragon would not solve.

oscarwilde on August 22, 2014 at 6:36 PM

so now we are supposed to tailor grand juries to the race of the victim?

dmacleo on August 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM

They (Trapper and fellow lynchers) would like the jury to be all black and all ‘strong arm’ robbers and all people have have punched police officers in the face and all people who have tried to get a police officer’s gun away from him (presumably to kill him with it) and all people who have charged police officers (with or without yelling “Bonsai!”). In other words just like Brown.

VorDaj on August 22, 2014 at 6:38 PM

He may not even get to the trial stage.

Del Dolemonte on August 22, 2014 at 6:34 PM

If it does, hope Mark O’Mara takes it. I suspect funding won’t be a problem.

butch on August 22, 2014 at 6:38 PM

There is no way this case is NOT going to trial. That is regardless.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 22, 2014 at 6:40 PM

The usual suspects are preparing their ‘shopping lists’ for the next round of ‘protesting’.

vnvet on August 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM

They better hope the grand jury takes at least long enough for the stores in Ferguson to restock their big screen TVs, Ipods, booze, smokes and all the other goodies they have on their ‘reparations’ list…

bimmcorp on August 22, 2014 at 6:41 PM

No one is going to believe an officer in the dept with views such as his is a surprise. He is one of many there.

Officer Who Pushed Don Lemon Relieved of Duty After Racist Rant Emerges
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/off

“I am a killer. I’ve killed a lot in the past and will kill again. don’t get in my face, because I’ll kill you!”

stingray9813 on August 22, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Does a grand jury have to be unanimous to indict?

Mark1971 on August 22, 2014 at 6:14 PM

70% ..

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 22, 2014 at 6:43 PM

3 out of 12 is 25% – that means blacks are OVERREPRESENTED on the grand jury.

myiq2xu on August 22, 2014 at 6:43 PM

“Eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable,” Brown said.

Oh, like ‘Brown had his hands above his head and was surrendering’?

Or ‘The cop shot him for no reason.’

Why not just troll the streets and pick 12 Black people who already believe that Wilson is guilty and should be executed. Let them be on the Grand Jury. After indictment, I’m sure we can find 12 more Black people who believe the same thing. Trial should be real short.

Now that’s “Justice” Eric Holder can back.

GarandFan on August 22, 2014 at 6:43 PM

This continued discussion of the case before the trial just reinforces the idea that due process is unimportant and that sentiment or other factors beyond the law and evidence have already decided the outcome. I hope that’s not true.

LashRambo on August 22, 2014 at 6:44 PM

But, how could the grand jury not indict? The Gentle Giant was shot IN THE BACK WITH HIS HANDS UP after cleaning up the church for Sunday services on his way to grandma’s house for a soup dinner! He was even supposed to tutor some of the choir boys that night and that racist, Darren Wilson, also robbed those innocent naïfs of a wise, wholesome, and much-needed mentor.

Resist We Much on August 22, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Tapper has the sads.

HornetSting on August 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM

stingray9813 on August 22, 2014 at 6:41 PM

You are linking to a Nov. 2009 article bout Glenn Beck??

bimmcorp on August 22, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Worth a second post–

The Officer Darren Wilson Fundraiser

The original effort raised $235K in 4 days–thye have arranged to fund through a non profit that makes donations tax exempt–$21K so far today

http://www.gofundme.com/OfficerWilsonFundraiser

the Lib cop haters are having a tantrum

http://twitchy.com/2014/08/21/no-different-than-supporting-isis-libs-work-to-take-down-fundraising-page-for-officer-darren-wilson/

HatfieldMcCoy on August 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Tapper observed that the grand jury hearing the details of the case is made up of three African-Americans and nine whites, suggesting that the demographic most incensed by the teen’s killing are underrepresented.

Since when has any justice system had as its goal to have as many incensed people on a jury as possible? Never. Such is the goal of a lynch mob. This Trapper is dumber than my grandmother’s dog.

VorDaj on August 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM

St. Louis County from wiki (2010 Census):

The racial makeup of the county was 70.3% White (68.9% Non-Hispanic White), 23.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

Looks to me like the jury demographics are right on the money.

slickwillie2001 on August 22, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Whites can kill whites, blacks can kill blacks, and they do in great numbers, blacks can kill whites, and this is by far the most numerous interracial killing, but whites, even “white Hispanics”, can not kill blacks. The circumstances do not matter. This is Obama’s obsessive black centric pecking order racial world. And to paraphrase Vince Lombardi, to Obama and Holder, “Race isn’t everything; it’s the only thing”.

VorDaj on August 22, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Worth a second post–

The Officer Darren Wilson Fundraiser

The original effort raised $235K in 4 days–thye have arranged to fund through a non profit that makes donations tax exempt–$21K so far today

http://www.gofundme.com/OfficerWilsonFundraiser

the Lib cop haters are having a tantrum

http://twitchy.com/2014/08/21/no-different-than-supporting-isis-libs-work-to-take-down-fundraising-page-for-officer-darren-wilson/

HatfieldMcCoy on August 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM

That is great! Loss of income, having to flee MO…I’m sure it will be very appreciated.
As far as lib cop haters, they always have tantrums. The struggle is to keep them from peeing their pants and throwing poo.

HornetSting on August 22, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Facts can be a bitch.

formwiz on August 22, 2014 at 6:54 PM

I assume the Ferguson merchants won’t be refilling shelves with inventory till after the grand jury decision. Maybe just keep that plywood across the busted window frames for now. Sky rocketing insurance premiums, babeee!

butch on August 22, 2014 at 6:54 PM

No one is going to believe an officer in the dept with views such as his is a surprise. He is one of many there.

Officer Who Pushed Don Lemon Relieved of Duty After Racist Rant Emerges
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/off…

“I am a killer. I’ve killed a lot in the past and will kill again. don’t get in my face, because I’ll kill you!”

stingray9813 on August 22, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Um… that doesn’t go to any story about a cop period, but if you mean the cop that was caught on tape, he was a St. Ann cop not a Ferguson cop, so shut up. I’m in a village that shares a border with Ferguson, I used to shop in Ferguson every single day, so don’t try to pull one over on people while I’m around.

MobileVideoEngineer on August 22, 2014 at 6:56 PM

There is no way this case is NOT going to trial. That is regardless.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 22, 2014 at 6:40 PM

I agree – regardless of innocence or guilt there is no way a grand jury would have the nerve to not indict. They have to live in that county. And as the Prof said – the grand jury only has to find that it is more likely than not that the cop committd a crime.

katiejane on August 22, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Well, so much for truth, justice, and the American way.

BetseyRoss on August 22, 2014 at 7:34 PM

What the local grand jury does is almost immaterial. With Holder and all those federal investigators there you KNOW there is going to be an indictment for civil rights violations regardless of local charges.

mdavt on August 22, 2014 at 7:37 PM

MobileVideoEngineer on August 22, 2014

I saw the drama-queen first-black-anchor-to-come-out-as-gay Lemon light the fire, pour gasoline over it and call for destroying the life of a 35-year cop who made some salty and questionable comments at a 2012 NON-POLICE forum for the crime of “shoving’ Lemon during one of the protests.

Lemon is a hysterical race-baiting hack who desperately wants his own Tee-Vee show.

CNN is a joke. There is NO objective journalism at that place.

wyntre on August 22, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Greta did a demo of the Ferguson PD weapon tonight on her show, -Sig Sauer P229, .40 cal, 12+1.

slickwillie2001 on August 22, 2014 at 7:50 PM

You are linking to a Nov. 2009 article bout Glenn Beck??

bimmcorp on August 22, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Officer Who Pushed Don Lemon Relieved of Duty After Racist Rant Emerges

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/officer-who-pushed-don-lemon-relieved-of-duty-after-racist-rant-emerges/

stingray9813 on August 22, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Um… that doesn’t go to any story about a cop period, but if you mean the cop that was caught on tape, he was a St. Ann cop not a Ferguson cop, so shut up. I’m in a village that shares a border with Ferguson, I used to shop in Ferguson every single day, so don’t try to pull one over on people while I’m around.

MobileVideoEngineer on August 22, 2014 at 6:56 PM

That’s number 2 or 3 cop…this one was released today.

stingray9813 on August 22, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Oh poor poor poor Donnie. Can’t get no respect Donnie. What a f**king hack.

wyntre on August 22, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Journalists, so called, are evil. Pure evil. Wolves in sheep’s clothing.

they lie on August 22, 2014 at 8:02 PM

the Lib cop haters are having a tantrum

So are the Lib pundits on CNN. Sunny Hoskins is livid after hearing about this fundraising for Wilson.

Also on the panel, Mark O’Mara. He’s laughing at her and reminding her that people supporting Wilson have just as much right to do so as those supporting Michael Brown.

WhirledPeas on August 22, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Since when has it been proven that he did anything wrong or illegal? I have seen no evidence to date. Do not railroad this man into a conviction until it is proven.

leader4hru on August 22, 2014 at 8:47 PM

No one but the police officer would know if he feared for his life, and (he) “would get the benefit of the doubt” as a police officer upholding the law. A conviction can only take place if there is NO reasonable doubt to convict so there is no way Wilson would be convicted.

leader4hru on August 22, 2014 at 8:57 PM

WhirledPeas on August 22,

Someone needs to give Sunny a few lessons in poker face and professionalism. Her smirks and facial expressions as the other panelist remarked on the case reminds me of a second grade kid. Totally amateurish with a punk attitude, just like her counterpart Professor Marc Lamont Hill and top CNN commentator (/s) Donny Lemon.

About the new cop tape released today, Holder seems to have spread the walking-around-money around and sicced his 50 FBI agents on the case to try and get the desired outcome. Distract and deny. That’s all they have. The officer put on leave today for comments made as a private citizen at a private function in 2012 has nothing to do with the Brown case.

wyntre on August 22, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Unfortunately for Missouri, murder trails do not hinge on the threats of local politicians.

I would say that was a good thing, not a bad one. What will be unfortunate for Missouri (mostly for Greater St Louis) is that the local politicians lack the will to tell the aggrieved to shut up and go home, because truth, justice and the American way.

Often jurors are extremely sympathetic to police officers.

Often, they’re sympathetic to the truth, too. That would probably be a bigger obstacle to an indictment here than the police officer bit.

suggesting that the demographic most incensed by the teen’s killing are underrepresented

Unless you’re a racist, why would this matter? A “jury of your peers” is not a jury of homeys just like you, it’s a jury of those in your class – in America we (legally speaking) only have one class: citizen. At least we did before the elitists started running things.

GWB on August 22, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Just as an aside–the number of troll free threads recently has been pretty remarkable. Most times even though they know that the left wing intellectual burning bag of dog crap on the porch should be left alone they can’t help themselves. They stomp the bag and stink the entire place up yet again. Yeah I know enjoy the fresh air—-just like Prezy Mile Wide Inch Deep they will be back as as lazy, needy, and entitled as ever.

HatfieldMcCoy on August 22, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Not wrong, just hard. Right Jake? Jackass …

Jaibones on August 22, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Why does the video give the prof’s name as “Butler” but Rothman calls him “Brown” over and over?

CJ on August 22, 2014 at 11:40 PM

I hope this cop is innocent and I really hope Holder doesn’t ruin his life for racist sport, but I think the system will chew him up & spit him out. We should all be afraid.

Tard on August 23, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Often jurors are extremely sympathetic to police officers.

Just ask O.J….

right2bright on August 23, 2014 at 1:24 AM

There is only an “uphill battle” under Law.
No reason to stop a lynching, right?

Kenosha Kid on August 23, 2014 at 1:32 AM

From black racist Holder and Racist In Chief Obama, like Zimmerman, Wilson is guilty even if proven innocent. Case closed.

TfromV on August 23, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Mike, the Gentle Giant, Brown grabbed some Swishers strong armed the clerk. Johnson the key witness has a warrant out for his arrest because he lied to the police and apparently lied to them again about Mike being shot in the back. Officer Wilson has awards for his work, a bruised face or a shattered eye socket. Jake you have your head up your ass and are stoking the mob mentality in Ferguson seeking the mob version of justice. If you have ever seen the old Henry Fonda movie “the OxBow Incident” it will remind you of Ferguson today. Hang’em today and we’ll worry about his innocence tomorrow!

Herb on August 23, 2014 at 10:26 AM

What happened to Jake Tapper?

Schadenfreude on August 22, 2014 at 6:05 PM

You mean the pink diaper baby from Philadelphia?

clnurnberg on August 23, 2014 at 11:17 AM

I never ceases to amaze me how tolerant the left is about other lefties lying to them.

The protests were supposedly about: racial profiling, police brutality, and the death of an innocent man.

None of that was present in this case.

Profiling: Brown and his friend drew attention from the policeman, not because of color, but because they were walking down the middle of the street the policemen was driving on.

Brutality: The policeman did not even have a chance to exit his car before he was attacked by Michael Brown. So it’s hard to be brutal from inside your parked car to someone on the outside.

And the first shot was fired during a scuffle over the policeman’s gun, inside the car. Very likely by the dead man himself!!!

Gentle Giant: Innocence is not at all evident in anything that Brown did in the last hour before his death! Not to mention the robbery, which was thankfully caught on tape, and given to the public. But he was a violent man trying to kill a cop!!! Then when the attempt failed tried to run. When the police tried to stop the escape, Brown rushed the policeman.

Not one thing the people protested about was happening in this case!!!!

They should be outraged at being lied too!!!!

I am outraged at the lies.

And the main eye witness is a convicted liar.

I feel like holding a sign and walking around telling them to stop the lies!

It is very hard to take them seriously when they burn down businesses and loot, and shoot and throw rocks and all the rest over some lies by a convicted liar!!!

This is group is not to be taken seriously.

petunia on August 23, 2014 at 11:52 AM

The case against the Police officer as far as I understand it.

The Officer did shoot and kill Mike Brown. Not disputed by anyone.

Dorian Johnson’s eyewitness testimony that the officer shot him in the back and while Brown was surrendering he was executed.

DJ has credibility issues, in the past he has lied to the Police, it turns out Brown wasn’t shot in the back and DJ was the accomplice in the earlier robbery.

Other witnesses who will collaborate something like DJs story are possible.

No matter how badly DJ’s lie is exposed though to the Sharptons, Holders, Obamas, Jacksons, and far to many in the Black community this case will remain as “Proof” that white racist cops are shooting Black men for walking down the street. And if you don’t agree then you are racist too.

jpmn on August 23, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Just Wow. Tin Foil time?

Ferguson Gang Leader Admits “Eric Holder Payed Us To Start Riots”

Evidence has been uncovered showing Eric Holder contributed funds to Ferguson’s gang population as incentive to loot and spread civil unrest in the area. These angry, government-sponsored terrorists have systematically infiltrated peaceful protests with the intention of escalating the situation and inciting riots.

A local gang leader came forward last week after being arrested during a night of mass looting. The unnamed criminal is barganing for a reduced sentence with information that could ruin Holder, and possibly even Obama’s political aspirations once and for all.

-snip-

Allegedly, Holder’s goal behind pouring proverbial gasoline on an already volatile situation is to test militarized police response in a martial law scenario.

Del Dolemonte on August 23, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Del Dolemonte on August 23, 2014 at 12:53 PM

With Barry and his gang I don’t think there’s anything that I would call “tinfoil hat” territory.

slickwillie2001 on August 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Ferguson Gang Leader Admits “Eric Holder Payed Us To Start Riots”
Del Dolemonte on August 23, 2014 at 12:53 PM

I tend to put little credence into reports from institutions that cannot spell “paid” correctly. Though they changed it in the headline, it is still incorrect in the link.

Here’s an idea: Let’s wait for actual evidence to be presented. What a novel idea, huh? From the Nanny City article, we find out that (gasp!) criminals lie. Why believe a criminal here, and doubt him in NYC?

Oh, and to answer the rhetorical question above: We believe the criminal here because we want to believe what he’s saying. We don’t believe the criminal in NYC because we don’t want to believe what he’s saying.

Wino on August 23, 2014 at 7:31 PM

He’ll be indicted for “unnecessary roughness” and then cleared because that’s not a legal term, and also because Brown was on a well-documented rampage. In order to stop “looting”, we’ll then have a “prayer breakfast” with Jesse Jackson and a “national conversation” about how whites must respect blacks more.

virgo on August 24, 2014 at 12:41 AM