Grand Jury should indict Darren Wilson because his claim of self-defense is contradicted by autopsy results and all eyewitnesses

August 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Good afternoon:

The St. Louis County grand jury should indict Darren Wilson because the results of the independent autopsy and all of the eyewitnesses contradict his reported claim of self-defense and he has asserted his fifth amendment right to remain silent by refusing to fill out an incident report regarding the shooting.

Game within the Game

Darren Wilson has obviously been discussing his legal predicament with an attorney. As a result of that discussion, he decided not to fill out an incident report on the ground that his statement might tend to incriminate him.

That was a smart but risky move.

Smart because he has a fifth amendment right to remain silent and the members of the grand jury cannot assume that his silence is an admission of guilt.

Risky because he is the only witness who would testify that he shot Mike Brown in self-defense. All of the eyewitnesses have described a murder, not a justifiable homicide in self-defense. Therefore, if he does not testify, the grand jury will have little choice except to indict him for murder.

He could go for the brass ring by agreeing to testify before the grand jury, but he would lock himself into a story by doing so and could still be indicted for murder because his story is contradicted by all of the eyewitnesses.

Recall that the grand jury need only find that there is probable cause to believe that he was not in imminent danger of death or serious injury when he shot an unarmed Mike Brown multiple times, including twice in the head, killing him.

Yee olde bum-rush defense ain’t got no legs since none of the eyewitnesses saw Mike Brown rush the officer and his body was found right where he stopped and turned around to face the officer, 35 feet from the police vehicle.

Looks like he has decided to forgo testifying before the grand jury, in essence conceding that he will be indicted.

He’s in a very difficult situation, but I think he made the right choice.

Don’t forget that his lawyer could not be present, if he testified before the grand jury. There’s danger in them thar hills.

Meanwhile, he can derive comfort from the news today that people have contributed more than $225,000 for his defense at his beg-site.

Meanwhile, the racist right-wing-hate-machine marches on engaging in non-stop victim character assassination by lie and constant media repetition of the racist yee olde bum-rush defense in the court of public opinion until everybody forgets that Mike Brown was executed for jaywalking.

Welcome to Zimmerman II.


Governor Nixon should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the #MikeBrown shooting in #Ferguson

August 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Good morning:

For the following reasons, I believe Governor Nixon should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

Given recent developments, we can conclude that there are now reasonable grounds to believe that the Ferguson Police Department is engaged in a conspiracy to tamper with evidence and obstruct justice in order to prevent the prosecution of Officer Darren Wilson for the crime of first degree murder.

Based on the accounts of multiple eyewitnesses to the shooting and the results of the independent autopsy conducted by Dr. baden and Professor Shawn Parcells, there are reasonable grounds to believe that the officer,

(1) pursued an unarmed Mike Brown, who was running away after an argument regarding walking in the street instead of on the sidewalk, and

(2) executed Mike Brown after he stopped, turned around and was surrendering to his authority.

We now know that the Ferguson Police Department has promoted two lies in an attempt to justify the shooting.

The first lie was that Mike Brown committed a strong-arm robbery to obtain Swisher Sweet cigarillos from a convenience store without paying for them. A portion of a store video showing Brown pushing a clerk was released by the department to support this claim. However, the store never reported a robbery, denies that a robbery occurred, and the remainder of the tape shows that he paid for the cigarillos.

The second lie advanced by the department was that Brown had punched the officer in the side of the face fracturing the orbital socket of the officer’s right eye while the officer was still seated in his vehicle.

My theory all along has been that the door hit Wilson in the face as he was attempting to get out. Vehicle doors are curved inward at the top and they have door stops so that they do not swing all the way open or closed, unless pushed.

I know from personal experience that if I park on an incline and do not open the door to the first stop, it will swing back toward the closed position and bump me in the head as I’m trying to get out.

I suspect the door hit Wilson in the head with a little help from Brown or Johnson after it hit them when Wilson opened it and attempted to get out. I doubt they applied anything more than defensive force to prevent being struck by the door.

If Mike Brown had punched Wilson, I would have expected to see some evidence of bruising or skinned knuckles to his hand, but Dr. Baden and Professor Parcells did not mention any injuries to his hands except for the deep bullet-graze to the palm of his right hand just below the thumb.


St.Louis cops executed Kajiemi Powell

August 21, 2014

CAUTION: GRAPHIC VIDEO OF A MURDER

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Good morning:

Police executed Kajiemi Powell in St.Louis on Tuesday. Within 15 seconds of arrival after being called regarding a man who had taken two sodas, the police fired twelve shots in rapid succession, killing Kajiemi Powell. The Guardian reports:

St Louis police have released video and audio recordings of the shooting on Tuesday of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old man described as “behaving erratically” and carrying a knife when officers arrived on the scene.

One video, taken by a witness with a phone camera, shows officers opening fire repeatedly within 15 seconds of arriving at the scene. Twelve shots are fired in rapid succession. The fatal encounter added to tensions between St Louis police and the black community, coming amid continuing protests in the locality of Ferguson after police shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old.

Although the video shows an execution, some have called this incident ‘suicide by cop.’ I believe it’s an execution prompted by an attempt to commit suicide.

Police should not be so accommodating.

Contrary to their claim that he had a knife in his hands as he approached the officers, saying, “Shoot me. Shoot me,” Kajiemi Powell appeared not to have anything in his hands.

Powell likely suffered from mental illness and his death speaks to the plight of the mentally ill. Suicide by cop has entered our lexicon because police have been willing accomplices to suicide by the mentally ill.

This is disgraceful and it needs to stop.

Death by gun should not be the default solution to encounters with suicidal people.

For example, why not use existing technology to create a portable inflation device that can instantly be inflated like an airbag to create a barrier to prevent the suicidal person from attacking a police officer.

They also have tasers that can disable from a distance.

Police need to,

Stop. The. Killing.

Police are increasingly being perceived as the enemy because of their willingness and in some cases, enthusiasm to solve potential threats to public safety with lethal gunfire.

If they don’t stop the killing, people are going to start killing them.


#MikeBrown did not “bum rush” the Ferguson police officer

August 20, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Good morning:

LLMPapa is back!

He has a unique way of getting to the truth in a heartbeat and in this video he exposes the lie that Michael Brown stopped suddenly after running 35 feet away from the officer’s vehicle, turned and “bum rushed” him.

According to his girlfriend, the officer fired but Brown “kept coming and coming.” The officer kept shooting and the last shot to Brown’s forehead finally put him down.

Brown must have been running in place because his body was found 35 feet away from the vehicle.

The officer executed Mike Brown and lied about it to his girlfriend.

The District Attorney for St.Louis County will be presenting evidence about this shooting to a grand jury today. He is going to have some ‘splainin’ to do do, if the grand jury does not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Mike Brown.

Thank you, Papa, and welcome back.


Orange Alert Issued for Iceland’s Bárðarbunga Volcano

August 20, 2014

by Crane-Ststion

Following a swarm of 2600 earthquakes on Saturday in and around Iceland’s Bárðarbunga Volcano, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) reports that the Bárðarbunga civil aviation color code has been raised to “Orange.” IMO defines this alert: “ORANGE: Volcano shows heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption.” IMO reports:

The intense seismic activity that started on 16 of August at Bárðarbunga persists. Very strong indications of ongoing magma movement, in connection with dyke intrusion, is corroborated by GPS measurements. There are currently two swarms: one to the E of Bárðarbunga caldera and one at the edge of Dyngjujökull just E of Kistufell. At 2.37 am on the 18th a strong earthquake (M4) was located in the Kistufell swarm.

This is the strongest earthquake measured in the region since 1996. As evidence of magma movement shallower than 10 km implies increased potential of a volcanic eruption, the Bárðarbunga aviation color code has been changed to orange.

Yesterday, the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police (NCIP) reported that evacuations are beginning, in preparation for the volcano’s eruption.

The Bárðarbunga volcano system is about 700 meters beneath the ice. Bárðarbunga is a stratovolcano. Also known as a composite volcano, the stratovolcano:

is a conical volcano built up by many layers (strata) of hardened lava, tephra, pumice, and volcanic ash. Unlike shield volcanoes, stratovolcanoes are characterized by a steep profile and periodic explosive eruptions and quiet eruptions, although some have collapsed craters called calderas.

A stratovolcano is not a supervolcano. By way of historic comparison, two notable stratovolcanoes include Krakatoa (1883) and Vesuvius (79 AD), whereas a notable historic supervolcano includes Yellowstone. Mount Saint Helens is a stratovolcano.

The alert levels are a type of early warning system, and they are issued in cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull Volcano eruption in 2010, for example, interrupted large portions of European airspace until atmosperic ash returned to safe levels for air travel.

International Business Times reports:

Intense seismic activity observed at Iceland’s Bardarbunga on Saturday has prompted the country’s Met Office to issue a warning for airlines about a potential eruption at the volcano, which is located beneath Vatnajokull, Europe’s biggest glacier. Officials said they have noticed very strong signs of magma movement through underground fractures.

On Monday, the Met Office changed the Bardarbunga aviation color to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale and indicates “heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption.”

Related:

How to Pronounce Bárðarbunga Volcano

List of airports in Iceland

Bárðarbunga is a subglacial stratovolcano[2]

It’ll be time for some Bárðarbunga, if Iceland’s latest volcano threat erupts

Another Unpronounceable Icelandic Volcano Is Getting Ready to Explode


Eyewitness to #MikeBrown shooting in #Ferguson describes what she saw

August 19, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Good morning:

Piaget Crenshaw witnessed the encounter between Officer Darren Wilson and Mike Brown. After the shooting, she took about 30 seconds to retrieve her phone from her apartment and began recording the scene. You can see Brown’s body laying in the street. Wilson and another police officer are standing in the street a few feet beyond it. He is on the right, apparently upset and gesturing with his hands as he talks to the other officer.

She described what she witnessed as follows.

Wilson appeared to be attempting to pull Brown into his vehicle, but Brown eluded his grasp and started running away.

Wilson got out of his vehicle and ran after him firing his gun several times.

She is aware of Dr. Baden’s autopsy report because she mentions it and says Brown stopped and turned around after one of the bullets grazed his arm.

Wilson unleashed a volley of shots and Brown fell to the ground.

She does not mention him moving toward Wilson or raising his hands.

She also does not mention Dorian Johnson. She might not have seen him because he said he hid behind a parked car.

She does say multiple times that what she witnessed was “not right” because Brown was unarmed.


The shot that killed #MikeBrown entered the top of his head UPDATED

August 18, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Good morning:

The results of the independent autopsy arranged for the Brown family by Benjamin Crump have been announced.

Dr. Michael Baden, 80, conducted the autopsy, assisted by Professor Shawn Parcells. Dr. Baden is a famous board certified forensic pathologist who has conducted more than 20,000 autopsies.

Dr. Baden reported that Mike Brown was shot at least 6 times, including twice in the head. He also was shot multiple times in the right arm with one shot causing five wounds by entering, exiting and reentering the body.

With the exception of the fatal shot that entered through the top of his head and the entry wound in the inner part of his forearm below the elbow, the rest of the wounds are located in the front part of the body.

Depending on the position of his right forearm, Professor Parcells said the shot could have come from behind MB as he was walking or running away from the police vehicle or it could have come as he was raising his hands or it could have been a defensive wound.

The fatal shot entered the top of MB’s head, killing him. The other bullet entered through the forehead above his right eye, exited immediately below it after shattering it, reentered his face immediately below the eye, exited though his jaw line and reentered his body in the area where his collar bone is located. These two shots were the last shots fired. They were not fired from close range since no gunshot residue, stippling or starring was detected.

He suffered the two head wounds where his body was found because they would have dropped him to the ground and he would have lost consciousness immediately fro the shot to the top of his head.

That location has variously been reported as 33 to 35 feet from the officer’s parked patrol vehicle.

The autopsy results are described as “preliminary” because they are based on an examination of Mike Brown’s body at the funeral home. His clothes and police investigation reports, including witness statements, were not available.

Regarding the fatal wound to the top of Mike Brown’s head, Dr. Baden said,

This one here looks like his head was bent downward. It can be because he’s giving up or because he is charging forward at the officer.

This shooting still looks like an execution to me, given the distance of Brown’s body from the patrol vehicle. The results rule out a theory that the officer was in close proximity to Brown when he fired the two shots that struck him in the head.

I need additional information to definitively confirm or deny my opinion.

Meanwhile, the peaceful protest turned violent after sundown causing the governor to call in the National Guard.

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Fred


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